Purity Through Hope

What does purity mean to you? Does it mean there are no faults? Is it one hundred percent composed of one component without defect? Are there gradations of purity? Do you view yourself as being pure? We may remember commercials advertising pure cane sugar. We might look at a bottle of water to see ifContinue reading “Purity Through Hope”

Hope and Promises

Have you been promised something that you never received? Were you disappointed when the promise was broken? Have you made a promise you cannot fulfill? Were you ashamed you could not deliver it? We often make promises with the full intention of fulfilling them. But sometimes an interruption occurs that prohibits us from fulfilling aContinue reading “Hope and Promises”

Dead or Alive

How is your faith? What are your works? Do you marry the two of them? Do you consider each of them as one half of a larger whole? Would you consider one to be more important than the other? Does your life reflect your belief? As Christians we hear and talk a lot about faith.Continue reading “Dead or Alive”

Love Hopes

What do you hope for? Is your hope solid? Or is your hope more akin to wishful thinking? Do you know your hope can be assured when you put your hope in Jesus? Will you put your hope in His promises? We have become accustomed to using the word hope to mean wish. We willContinue reading “Love Hopes”

Hope of the Heart

The hope of our heart is the hope of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? Is there power in our hope? Is our hope in the power of Jesus? Why should we continue to hold on to the hope we have in Jesus? Jesus and His power is the genesis of our hope. It isContinue reading “Hope of the Heart”

Hope of Abraham

Waiting can make holding onto hope very challenging and difficult. The longer we must wait, the more difficult it becomes. We are an impatient people. Holding onto our hope may even become too challenging for us. But holding onto our hope is more rewarding than any other thing we can do. It is our hopeContinue reading “Hope of Abraham”

Hope of Advent

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way. The scramble to get bargains is on. Finishing off the shopping list is top priority. After all, most of us have already had our Christmas decorations up for a couple weeks. For many Christians it is also the time for our tradition of Advent. Advent isContinue reading “Hope of Advent”