Romans 15:4 – For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. In this study we will look at the these scriptures and how they were written so many years ago as an evidence of God’s amazing constancy.
Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. In this study we will examine the two most fundamental beliefs that spearhead the Christian faith – the belief that God exists, and the belief that God lives.
Psalm 27:14 – Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. In this study we will examine the virtue of patience when it comes to waiting for the Lord.
Zechariah 9:12 – Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. In this study, we will briefly examine the two possible interpretations of ‘prisoners of hope’, and how we can take heart in being prisoners of hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. In this study we will side-step the long standing controversies about this well-known verse and instead look at it step by step and examine how this verse itself brings us hope for the future.
Hebrews 6:11 – We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. In this study we will examine the significance of diligence in Christianity and how it can lead to betterment.
Job 19:25 – I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Stepping aside the debates about whether this verse refers to Christ or not, this study will instead focus on Job’s moment of faith – his sudden outburst of faith in the midst of ranting about his hopelessness.
1 Peter 1:13 – Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. In this study we will examine Peter’s history closely as we look at what he commands us to do in this verse.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. In this study we will examine this great verse of hope and promise – that everything that happens to us, good or bad, are part of God’s good purpose for us.
Mark 12:42 – But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. In this study we will examine the circumstances of the widow and the heart behind the act of giving.
Proverbs 11:7 -When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Solomon here departs from his norm and emphasizes on the same point rather than use an antithesis to parallel his point. In this study we will look at the relevance of this emphasis, and ponder a little on the Christian hope.