As a child, I always thought “Hope” was just the girl who lived across the street. As I’ve grown up, I’ve come to learn that “Hope” is an essential tool on the road of life.

The dictionary defines “hope” as, “A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”Hope

Getting through the rough and often-unexpected trials of life requires an outlook that is fixed on something greater than the present. Whether it is a bad day or a bad decade, we need something to pull us through the tidal waves of discouragement that often knock us back.

Peter wrote, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3 ESV).

One of  my sermon series on the Gospel of John is looking at the hope, peace, and purpose we can derive from Christ’s resurrection. Keep your hope fixed on Christ, if it is fixed on anything else you are bound to be disappointed.


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