Father, give me the hope of Christ, and help me to be an instrument of Your hope.
• Psalms 20, 21, 110, 116, 117
• Amos 5:18-27
• Matthew 22:15-22
A Call to Persevere But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; 23save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Doxology To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. -Jude 17-25
Why is hope important for us to have?
Hope = Believing that something good will happen!
With mom or dad (or by yourself) come up with a list of some things you hope will happen.
Even with all the stuff you hope for, how can Jesus give us all that we really need? What good things does Jesus promise will happen?
Credit for this bible study goes to College Heights Christian Church