Enabled Abraham to become the Father of the Faithful
# Ro 4:18 5:5: v18- Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
5:5- And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The Saving element in Life
# Ro 8:24: 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?
The Scriptures the Source of
# Ro 15:4: For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
# 1Co 13:13: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Col 1:23: If 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;
2Th 2:16: Now 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,
Believers Called to Testify concerning
# 1Pe 3:15: But 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:
Inspires to Clean Living
# 1Jo 3:3: And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
HOPE Ė DESPAIR
(B) ETERNAL HOPE
Cheers the Dying Hour of the Saints
# Pr 14:32: The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Assures of Immortality
# Ac 24:15: And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
A Heavenly Treasure
# Col 1:5: For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Anticipates Christís Coming
# Tit 2:13: Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
The Soulís Sure Anchor
# Heb 6:18,19: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19- Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Grounded in the Resurrection of Christ
# 1Pe 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 hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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Eternal Life, 2156
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Ps 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
Ps 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Ps 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
Ps 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Ps 71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth
Ps 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Jer 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Joe 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.