Now, brethren, what is it that makes our Christian hope a living hope and gives it reality and substance for the future? The answer is clear and plain – the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is God’s gracious guarantee of our blessed future. I dare to say this to you, my friends – your Christian hope is just as good as Jesus Christ. Your anticipation for the future lives or dies with Jesus. If He is who He said He was, you can spread your wings and soar. If He is not, you will fall to the ground like a lump of lead. Jesus Christ is our hope and God has raised Him from the dead and since Jesus overcame the grave, Christians dare to die. Centuries ago unbelieving men thought they could stamp out the Christian gospel by parading those transformed, born-again followers of Jesus to the places of their violent torture and executions. Soon the unfeeling executioners began to feel something in the presence of joyful victory over death and they passed along this word: “Behold how these Christians die!” I contend that they were able to die well because they had lived well | Dick Staub Now, brethren, what is it that makes our Christian hope a living hope and gives it reality and substance for the future? The answer is clear and plain – the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is God’s gracious guarantee of our blessed future. I dare to say this to you, my friends – your Christian hope is just as good as Jesus Christ. Your anticipation for the future lives or dies with Jesus. If He is who He said He was, you can spread your wings and soar. If He is not, you will fall to the ground like a lump of lead. Jesus Christ is our hope and God has raised Him from the dead and since Jesus overcame the grave, Christians dare to die. Centuries ago unbelieving men thought they could stamp out the Christian gospel by parading those transformed, born-again followers of Jesus to the places of their violent torture and executions. Soon the unfeeling executioners began to feel something in the presence of joyful victory over death and they passed along this word: “Behold how these Christians die!” I contend that they were able to die well because they had lived well – Dick Staub

Now, brethren, what is it that makes our Christian hope a living hope and gives it reality and substance for the future? The answer is clear and plain – the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is God’s gracious guarantee of our blessed future. I dare to say this to you, my friends – your Christian hope is just as good as Jesus Christ. Your anticipation for the future lives or dies with Jesus. If He is who He said He was, you can spread your wings and soar. If He is not, you will fall to the ground like a lump of lead. Jesus Christ is our hope and God has raised Him from the dead and since Jesus overcame the grave, Christians dare to die. Centuries ago unbelieving men thought they could stamp out the Christian gospel by parading those transformed, born-again followers of Jesus to the places of their violent torture and executions. Soon the unfeeling executioners began to feel something in the presence of joyful victory over death and they passed along this word: “Behold how these Christians die!” I contend that they were able to die well because they had lived well

A.W. Tozer, Jesus our only hope

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One Response to Now, brethren, what is it that makes our Christian hope a living hope and gives it reality and substance for the future? The answer is clear and plain – the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is God’s gracious guarantee of our blessed future. I dare to say this to you, my friends – your Christian hope is just as good as Jesus Christ. Your anticipation for the future lives or dies with Jesus. If He is who He said He was, you can spread your wings and soar. If He is not, you will fall to the ground like a lump of lead. Jesus Christ is our hope and God has raised Him from the dead and since Jesus overcame the grave, Christians dare to die. Centuries ago unbelieving men thought they could stamp out the Christian gospel by parading those transformed, born-again followers of Jesus to the places of their violent torture and executions. Soon the unfeeling executioners began to feel something in the presence of joyful victory over death and they passed along this word: “Behold how these Christians die!” I contend that they were able to die well because they had lived well

  1. Lew Curtiss on October 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    “Soon the unfeeling executioners began to feel something in the presence of joyful victory over death and they passed along this word: “Behold how these Christians die!” I contend that they were able to die well because they had lived well.”

    Oh the power of wondrous hope beyond our present circumstances. May we live well while we can. May we endure whatever we must.

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