Why should we place our hope in Jesus?
- Because Jesus always gets the last word.
- Because God did.
- Because we live to die. Christ died to live.
- Because you are going to die soon.
- Because over 2 Billion other people have.
- Because the Bible tells us to...over and over.
- You got a better option?
- Because Jesus is always undefeated!
Some supporting texts:
- I Peter 1:3-5
- Matthew 4:10
- Romans 6:4
- John 10:10
- Job 6:11-13
- Romans 15:4
- Psalm 119
- Romans 15:13
A few other key statements:
- What you see as dead, he sees as alive. What you see as impossible, he sees as possible. What you have given up on, he still believes in. What you see as grim, God looks at with hope.
- Jesus won at the temple, the town, the cross, the grave, my life, your life and he will win for all of eternity!
- With him, there are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have become hopeless.
- Buddha is not coming back for his disciples… he’s in a grave. Mohammad is not coming back for his disciples… he’s in a tomb. BUT my God is coming back for me and you and He is ALIVE!
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." -Romans 15:13