Focusing on Jesus as our Hope for Heaven
What does it mean to give an answer for the hope that is within? What is our hope? How can we stand fast in an increasingly dark world?
What’s the message of Hebrews? The Superiority of Christ. In every way… On the basis of this teaching, the readers were encouraged to respond, 10.19. Today’s text tells us how they were to respond: in faith (10.22), hope (10.23), and love (10.24). Those who strive to be vessels of honor will find these indicators in their life.
Romans 15.1-13 covers the basis for Christian unity and togetherness. This is all based on the saving work of Jesus, 15.8. God sent Jesus to validate His truthfulness and give mercy to the Gentiles. He wants to fill our lives with peace and joy, causing us to abound in hope. Do you abide in this hope?
Though His initial birth was important, I wish to focus our attention this morning on His second birth. What is this second birth? What does it mean for you and me?