The Christian and Hope

  • The Christian has Hope.
    1. This was given to us in the New Birth, I Peter 1:3.
      Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively (living) hope by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
    2. This hope is rooted in God and based only on Him, I Peter 1:21.
      Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
  • Hope is "The Certainty of Faith's Expectation."
    1. Hope is therefore faith applied to the future.
    2. Because we believe in God and because He has given us His Word, we can put this belief (content of faith) into practice with the assurance (certainty) that God will work (expectation).