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Biblical Hope Part 1: Promises & Oaths

Biblical Hope Part 1

Biblical hope is the joyful, confident anticipation and expectation of something that is certain; specifically, the joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation. In other words, God wants us to live with confident certainty that He is going to keep his promise to us. ...

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Biblical Hope Part 2: An Anchor & a Priest

Biblical Hope Part 2

The picture of an anchor points to something that gives stability in times of shaking or trouble. To anchor the soul means that our souls – our heart, our minds, our emotions – have a source of stability. And that source of stability is the hope we have. And this is where we get into the content of that hope: it is a hope that enters into the inner place behind the cur...

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Living Hope Part 3: Joyful Hope

Living Hope Part 3

The ability to keep your eye on the prize and live in JOY through the midst of trials is an indicator of the purity and the quality of your faith. ...

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Living Hope Part 1: Salvation

Living Hope Part 1

Our salvation is not "manufactured by man" but by God. And the same thing is true of the hope we’re talking about. I’m not encouraging you to start thinking optimistic thoughts; I’m inviting you to step into something GOD has created....

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Living Hope Part 2: Guaranteed Future

Living Hope Part 2

Another way living hope is described is as a guaranteed future. He points to two dimensions of the guarantee – He keeps an inheritance safe for us, and He protects us so that we can receive the inheritance He has for us....

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Not that, but this: Preparing for 2021


2020 was a hard year. Will 2021 be better? The prophets teach us how to think about the new year. ...

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The Blessing of God's Provision


Feeling beset by enemies inside and out, David reminds us in Psalm 144 that God is the God of all provision, the God of more than enough, the God who provides everything we need to not only survive - but thrive - and to enjoy his blessing....

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Great Faith for a Great Future


We live in an unprecedented time of change; in Joshua 1 we learn principles for moving forward in God's purpose even when the future is uncertain....

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The Priority of Listening to Jesus


Mary teaches us by example, and Jesus by his words, of the priority of listening to God....

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No Room for Racism


It is not a political statement to affirm that there is no room for racism; this is a non-negotiable tenet of God's kingdom....

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