Summary: To show that we are full of hope, even the hopeless because of JESUS.
Are you a hopeless case?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we are full of hope, even the hopeless because of JESUS.
Hebrews 6:19 (Amplified Bible)
6:19 [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,
JESUS CHRIST is my Hope of Glory and He has His Permanent residency within me. Now I am full of Hope because of JESUS.
Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible)
1:27 To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.
We have Hope because of JESUS
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. This Hope from JESUS is sure and steadfast anchor of our soul
"[Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope]"
Psalms 62:5-6 (Amplified Bible)
62:5 My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.
62:6 He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.
Romans 4:16 (Amplified Bible)
4:16 Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants—not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (Amplified Bible)
15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
2 Timothy 2:19 (Amplified Bible)
2:19 But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.
JESUS, thru His finished work on the cross, became our sure and steadfast anchor of our soul. Anchor is agkura in Greek meaning, metaphorically any stay or safeguard.
B. This Hope from JESUS reaches farther and enters within the veil
"that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,"
Hebrews 4:16 (Amplified Bible)
4:16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
Hebrews 9:7 (Amplified Bible)
9:7 But into the second [division of the tabernacle] none but the high priest goes, and he only once a year, and never without taking a sacrifice of blood with him, which he offers for himself and for the errors and sins of ignorance and thoughtlessness which the people have committed.
Ephesians 2:6 (Amplified Bible)
2:6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Colossians 3:1 (Amplified Bible)
3:1 IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Matthew 27:51 (Amplified Bible)
27:51 And at once the curtain of the sanctuary of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; the earth shook and the rocks were split.