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1 Hope: The Anchor of the Soul Hebrews 6:19

2 We Need Hope Some find themselves in negative relationships with no hope of improvement Others are plagued by disease, suffering, or lose with no hope of comfort Many have an empty life of meaningless existence We need faith, hope, and love to make it through life (1 Cor. 13:13; 1 Thess. 1:3; 5:8; Col. 1:4-5)

3 We Need the Right Hope Some have no hope (Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:13)
Others have a vain and empty hope (Mt. 7:21-27; Tim. 6:17) Others have moved away from the true hope (Col. 1:23)

4 Hope: the Anchor of the Soul
“To ground hope on a false assumption is like trusting in a weak anchor” - Socrates Hope is like an anchor of a ship, grounded in heaven (Heb. 6:19-20) An anchor is strong and heavy A ship (soul) on the sea (world) needs an anchor (hope) connected by a cable (faith) to withstand the storms (trials)

5 What Is Hope? Hope is not just “wishing” … not “well, maybe…”
Desire (1 Cor. 16:17) + expectation (Phil. 1:20) = hope A desire to be raised from the dead, to see Jesus (Tit. 2:13), to inherit eternal life in heaven (Tit. 1:2; 3:7), to be glorified (Col. 1:27) An expectation based upon God’s immutable character (1 Tim. 4:10; Tit. 1:2; Heb. 6:18) and Jesus’ resurrection (1 Tim. 1:1; 1 Pet. 3-4)

6 Hope: the Anchor of the Soul
An anchor of rejoicing (Rom. 5:2-5; 12:2) An anchor of growth (Rom. 15:13) An anchor of endurance (Rom. 8:24-25; 1 Thess. 1:3) An anchor of protection (1 Thess. 5:8) An anchor of surety (Heb. 6:18-20; 11:10, 16) An anchor of purity (1 Jn. 3:3)

7 One Hope I have to hear about the hope in the truth of the gospel (Col. 1:5; 1:23; Eph. 4:4) I have to put my hope in Jesus and obey him (Rom. 15:12; Eph. 1:12; 1:18) I have to be rooted and ground in my hope all the way through life (Col. 1:23) These are difficult times; anchor your life with a real hope!

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