Girding the Mind to Guard Your Hope By John Piper.

Girding the Mind to Guard Your Hope By John Piper.   http://www.desiringgod.org Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13) Peter's First Command: Hope in God's Grace! To bring together all the various translations that … Continue reading Girding the Mind to Guard Your Hope By John Piper.

God Has Given Us Good Hope Through Grace Part 1 By John Piper.

God Has Given Us Good Hope Through Grace Part 1 By John Piper.   http://www.desiringgod.org But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this … Continue reading God Has Given Us Good Hope Through Grace Part 1 By John Piper.

God Has Given Us Good Hope Through Grace Part 2 By John Piper.

God Has Given Us Good Hope Through Grace Part 2 By John Piper.   http://www.desiringgod.org 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Point out the inadequacy of this morning's image of the Christian life. Two problems:  It left the impression that we feel desperate and trapped, upside down, half-way out the plane. It doesn't look like a peaceful or calm image of … Continue reading God Has Given Us Good Hope Through Grace Part 2 By John Piper.

Happy in Hope, Patient in Pain, Constant in Prayer By John Piper.

Happy in Hope, Patient in Pain, Constant in Prayer By John Piper.   http://www.desiringgod.org Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.( Romans 12:12) Here in verse 12 is a description of the Christian life: rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer. And, of course, in the wider context of Romans we know that … Continue reading Happy in Hope, Patient in Pain, Constant in Prayer By John Piper.

Hope by Henri Nouwen

           Hope by Henri Nouwen The following passages are taken from Father Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book “Bread for the Journey,” published in 1997. 1.Living with Hope      Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things---the weather, human relationship, the economy, the political situation, and so on---will get better. Hope is trust that God … Continue reading Hope by Henri Nouwen

Hope is Leaving Unknown Future Unknown by Henri Nouwen

Hope is Leaving Unknown Future Unknown by Henri Nouwen The passages below are taken from Father Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book “Turn My Mourning into Dancing,” published in 2001: Hope (60-63)      We will experience the minutes and hours and days of our lives differently when hope takes up residence. In a letter to Jim Forest, who at … Continue reading Hope is Leaving Unknown Future Unknown by Henri Nouwen

How Can I Keep on Hoping? The Scriptures by By John Piper!

How Can I Keep on Hoping? The Scriptures by By John Piper! By John Piper. © Desiring God.  http://www.desiringgod.org For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by the endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4) Last week we focused on the text from 1 Peter … Continue reading How Can I Keep on Hoping? The Scriptures by By John Piper!

Life will not be Precious if it Lasts Forever by Henri Nouwen

Life will not be Precious if it Lasts Forever by Henri Nouwen The passages below are taken from Father Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book “Turn My Mourning into Dancing,” published in 2001 Life will not be precious if it lasts forever (104-108) “It is to your advantage that I go away,” Jesus told His fear struck, still … Continue reading Life will not be Precious if it Lasts Forever by Henri Nouwen

Nurturing Hope by Patricia H Livingston

              Nurturing Hope by Patricia H Livingston Thefollowing passages are taken from Patricia H. Livingston’s book “Lessons of the Heart,” published in 1992. I don’t think we reflect much on the fundamental place of hope. I don’t think—--at least I haven’t in my life—--we nurture hope the way we nurture faith and love. We know we need to … Continue reading Nurturing Hope by Patricia H Livingston

Offering Hope by Thomas A Shaw and Dwight A Clough

        Offering Hope by Thomas A Shaw and Dwight A Clough      The passages below are taken from Thomas A. Shaw & Dwight A. Clough’s book “Amazing Faith,” published in 2003 by Moody Publishers.      This is it. I am toast.      The gang leader was walking toward me. Here I was, a young white Kansas woman, wearing … Continue reading Offering Hope by Thomas A Shaw and Dwight A Clough

The Fruit of Hope: Endurance By John Piper

   The Fruit of Hope: Endurance By John Piper http://www.desiringgod.org We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3) In 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Paul gives thanks to … Continue reading The Fruit of Hope: Endurance By John Piper

They Chose the Torture because of the Hope by Elisabeth Elliot

They Chose the Torture because of the Hope by Elisabeth Elliot All the passages below are taken from Elisabeth Elliot’s book “The Path of Loneliness,” first published in 1988 and reprinted in 2001. When Jim Elliot was preparing for missionary work, he saw parallels between the demands of the life to which he believed God was … Continue reading They Chose the Torture because of the Hope by Elisabeth Elliot