Presentation on theme: "Advent - He is coming HOPE. Hope is A waking dream- Aristotle A risky imagination- Brueggemann A passion for the possible- Kierkegaard A foolish counselor-"— Presentation transcript:
Advent - He is coming HOPE
Hope is A waking dream- Aristotle A risky imagination- Brueggemann A passion for the possible- Kierkegaard A foolish counselor- Plato A curse upon humanity- Euripides A human foible that only served to stretch out suffering- Sophocles
We all hope in something
Life without meaning means life without hope
Society gives meaning
The inner divine
Life is what you make it
Christian Meaning? Glorify God and enjoy Him forever
Lamentations 3 Affliction Darkness Hunger Imprisoned Unheard prayers Future Crushed Torn to pieces Victimised Humiliated Despair All hope lost
So what does Rahab have to do with any of this?
Lamentations 3:21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
Hope on a rope Rope connects Rope secures
Lam 3:26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Therefore we have hope Psalm 25:3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame