A. What or who do you have your hope in (Psalms 33:13-22)?
- You’re not trusting in some person for your hope, are you (Psalms 118:8-9, Psalms 146:3, and Jeremiah 17:5-7)?
- The Psalmist, without the hope we have, nailed it (Psalms 71:5).
- Hope is enduring (I Corinthians 13:8-13).
- Hope is motivating (Psalms 78:1-7) and is called our anchor (Hebrews 6:18-20).
II. Body: Among “The Ones”, We Have One Hope (Ephesians 4:1-6)
A. In a time of Judah’s punishment for their transgressions, we see how hopelessness can be replaced with hope (Lamentations 3:1-26).
- Bad situations cause hopelessness (Acts 27:13-20).
- Faith in God’s promises is the fuel for hope even under unspeakably difficult situations (Romans 4:13-22).
- Do you have unwavering faith in the rightly understood promises of God (I Corinthians 15:58 and Colossians 1:21-23)?
- Our hope lays wait for us in the resurrection (I Peter 1:3-9).
- Thankfully, we are not like those who have no hope (I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11).
- Without the hope of a future resurrection, hope would not even be in the person of Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-23 and I Peter 1:18-21).
- Don’t believe false messengers that get your hopes up in things that are not true (Jeremiah 23:13-22 and II Peter 2:17-19).
- Put your hope and trust in the right place (Psalms 20:5-9).
III. Conclusion: Remember, among other things, we are saved by proper hope (Romans 8:24-25).
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