S8E54: Resurrection Hope (Living the Resurrection pt. 4)

23Apr

Sermon #441

What is hope?  The worldly definition is that hope is a desire for something as yet unfulfilled.  The Christian definition of hope is inextricably tied to the promises of God, that he has fulfilled those promises in the past and will fulfill them again in the future.  That is our hope, and it was the hope of the early disciples who continued to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus because they had seen it with their own eyes.  Their hope was in the past fulfillment of Jesus' words, that he must be betrayed, killed, and raised to life again on the third day.  When that promise was fulfilled, their faith was solidified in the hope that his promise to prepare a place for us would likewise be realized.

1 John 3:1-7

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on April 18, 2021

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