Summary: Our hope must be in Christ
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
1. Saved by Hope
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
2. Inspired by the bible
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
3.Found in the gospel
Col.1: 23If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
4. Not found in the world
1st Cor. 15: 19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
5. Gives us stability
2nd Thess.2: 16Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
6. Gives a reason
1st Peter 3: 15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
7. Anchor of the soul
Hebrews 6: 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;