Living Hope: Past, Future, and Present

Series: The Sermon on the Mount

April 21, 2019
Pastor Joshua Lim

Christians have a living hope that is rooted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ (past), that points to the lasting inheritance awaiting us in heaven (future), and that is secured by God’s power through faith here and now (present). This is the living hope we have in our living Savior!

Episode Notes

  • “You and I are unavoidably and irreducibly hope-based creatures. We are controlled not by how we live now, but by what we think will happen later.” (Tim Keller)  
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5
  • Past: Rooted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • 1 Peter 1:3
  • Future: Points ahead to our everlasting inheritance
  • 1 Peter 1:4
  • Present: Secured by God's power here and now
  • 1 Peter 1:5
  • “My confidence in my preservation is not in my ability to persevere. My confidence rests in the power of Christ to sustain me with His grace and by the power of His intercession. He is going to bring us safely home.” (R.C. Sproul)  

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