All I Want For Christmas… Hope

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Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.  3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.  5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 5:1-5

 

 

If this chart is right then we are starting to use the word hope more than just a few years ago. What does hope mean? And why should we be hopeful as Christians? How can we become filled with hope? Isn’t it the same as being optimistic?

Watch this week’s sermon and let us know what you think!

P.S. here are some other fun links if you liked this topic!

http://bigthink.com/hope-optimism/hope-vs-optimism-which-one-do-you-need-to-succeed

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-behind-behavior/201702/whats-the-difference-between-optimism-and-hope

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