Tag Archives: Hope

Hope vs. Optimism

As we have been studying through 1 Peter together, we have thought much about hope. Peter begins the letter by saying that as Christians, we “have been born again to a living hope” (1:3). Often when we speak of hope … Continue reading

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“Christ’s Grace and Your Sufferings”

“The love of Christ for me will get the last say. My indestructible hope is that he has turned his face towards me and he will never turn away.” -David Powlison On Friday morning, the church lost a brother who … Continue reading

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He Came To Save Us

In his book, Hidden Christmas, Tim Keller wrote: In 1961 the Russians put the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin. Nikita Khrushchev was the Russian premier, and he said that when Gagarin went into space, the cosmonaut discovered that there … Continue reading

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Unsinkable Hope

What is hope? Typically when used today, the word hope means nothing more than wishful thinking. Examples of this would include, “I hope it doesn’t rain today” or “I hope my team wins tonight.” In stark contrast is the Biblical … Continue reading

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The Gardener

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will … Continue reading

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Sunday Replay

With football season upon us, I thought a little replay action from Sunday’s sermon would be appropriate. I want to emphasize the final three implications I mentioned at the end of the sermon. I wanted to highlight again how hope … Continue reading

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Homesick

I have a clear memory from my early childhood of waking up sick in the middle of the night and calling out to my Mom. As she was caring for me I can remember saying through my moans of discomfort, … Continue reading

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Heartbreak and Hope

I have decided to post an e-mail I sent to our church family last night. Below I have added some links to helpful articles from others. Redeemer Family, I am extremely burdened tonight. I have contemplated a blog post but … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Marriage (In Honor of My Dad)

It was December 2002, my Dad and I were sitting in the parking lot of a Zaxby’s. He had gone with me to pick out an engagement ring for my now wife, Brandon. We needed a break from the hunt … Continue reading

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“Home in View”

Suffering in the life of the Christian should produce a homesickness. Suffering reminds us that things are not as they should be and we are still awaiting Christ’s return. At the same time, this homesickness or longing for Christ’s return … Continue reading

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