Hope

A Clear View of Christ 3 – Set Your Hope

A Clear View of Christ 3 – Set Your Hope
Michael Appleton begins this inspiring message with a reading from 1 Peter 1:13, which speaks of setting our hope fully on the grace to be given us when Christ Jesus is revealed. So what is hope? Michael explores the Bible meaning of the word, examining the context in which it is used. Hope is not mere wishful thinking. But we need to be sure of where our hope should be placed. Michael makes clear that our hope cannot be placed in the temporal things of this world and lists things that our hope can safely be placed in. These include…

Our Hope – Dual Horizons

Our Hope – Dual Horizons
John Alley begins his message today by commenting on a statement he has seen which states that we are living in a post-Christian society. This is not true, says John. Although some Western nations have slid in the area of Christianity, in the world as a whole the Kingdom of God is advancing rapidly. John goes to Romans 8 which speaks of the future for creation, which is presently in decay. However, it is clear from the Scriptures that the ultimate purpose of God is not to destroy the earth, but to liberate it. Our hope, therefore, is not only…