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"HOPE"
What is hope?  Today we often use the word hope as equivalent to wish
For example:  "I hope it doesn't rain."  "I hope the Cubs win the World
Series."  "I hope I don't get struck in traffic."  The Biblical meaning of hope
is much more than "wishing."  Hope is expectancy based on faith.  The
writer of Hebrews declared, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen."  (Hebrews 11:1 - KJV)  Faith and hope
work together to give us confidence in the promises of God. 

Without hope, we become discouraged and despondent.  Paul encourages
us to "sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."  (I Thess. 4:13)
Without hope, we cannot persevere.  Without hope, we lose heart when
faced with difficulties.  Without hope, we cannot  recover from failures.
Without hope, we give in to temptation.  Without hope, the future becomes
bleak.

We are sustained by the hope of Jesus' soon return.  We are "looking for
that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ.  (Titus 2:13)  We have hope in eternal life with God.
"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most
miserable."  (I Cor. 15:19)  Hope gives us joy as we "rejoice in hope of
the glory of God."  (Romans 5:2)  Our hope in the return of Jesus also gives
us strength to live in holiness:  "And every man that hath this hope in him
purifieth himself, even as he is pure."  (I John 3:3)

The Book of Zephaniah was written to give hope to God's people.  As it is
today, the world does not exemplify the kingdom of God; the Day of the
Lord is coming when God's kingdom will be established on earth, and the
Lord will reign.  Christians should long for that day.

 

 (Evangelical Sunday School Lesson Commentary 2018-2019, Pathway
Press)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Contact Information

If you need to contact us, our address is:

Oneida-Laurel Creek Church of God Worship Center
1203 North Highway 11
Manchester, KY 40962
Phone: 606-599-9832


Men's Fellowship and Women's Ministry

We'd love for YOU to be a part of our Men's Fellowship and Women's Ministry.  There is a Men's Fellowship meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m., and a Women's Ministry meeting the second Tuesday of each month, also at 7:00 p.m.  If you want to stay informed and get a blessing, come on out and join us!