hope

An Important Commodity

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I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT

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Our Hope

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This has been a summer of funerals for me.  Yesterday was the fifth funeral I either attended or was involved in.  Of the five deceased, I was quite close to three of them.  One was like a father.  One was like a mother.  The other was a dear friend and colleague.  I will greatly miss all of them

Those of us who live under the reign of King Jesus look at death a little differently.  While we deeply feel the loss of one who has passed on, we also celebrate their gain when they die in the Lord.  Besides that, we also look forward with great anticipation to the glorious future we will all share in Christ.  Therefore, in today’s post, I want to share a number of Scriptures that outline our hope in death and resurrection as God’s people.

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That Which Endures

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Have you ever made an investment that didn’t turn out the way you thought it would?  I bet most of us have at one time or another.  The truth is we invest in things all the time.  We invest in people, products, financial institutions, businesses, and the list goes on.  Out of all the investments we make, we want to be absolutely certain that we are investing in that which endures.

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