Can you think of any fact more encouraging than that God rejoices to do you good?
If we are going to love like Jesus loved, even in times of great stress and worry, then we must be filled with living hope.
You can't cleave to Christ with white-hot
devotion if you don't remember and feel what your plight would be
Jesus is not partial to the healthy. He prefers the
homeliest, weakest patients whose eyes sparkle when he
enters the room.
The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, but they do get there. No matter where you are, if you love God, the best is yet to come.
Biblical hope not only desires something good for the future; it expects it to happen.
From beginning to end our salvation—our election, our calling, our faith, our sanctification, and our glorification—is a work of divine grace.
The gospel is the good news that there is hope for sinners, the worst of sinners.
To get well from the disease of sin, and to have a living hope, you have to undergo surgery.
The strength to endure comes from the hope before us. And the hope before us comes from the Scriptures.
The blessed hope of all who believe is the appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Do you eagerly await the coming of Christ?
There is coming a day when our bodies are going to be redeemed and there will be no more groaning.
The presence of a struggle with sin in this life is not a sign that we are lost. Perfection is not the test of spiritual life in this age.
A wise son makes a glad father, says the Lord, and it is the Word of God that makes a son wise.
If there is any wonder or awe or admiration or fame or praise or applause, it belongs to the glory of God. For all other glory is like grass compared to God's.
Without Christian hope my life and your life cannot yield Christian joy or love or boldness or endurance.
Heavenly-mindedness is what frees our hands to do the works of love.
Four illustrations from Scripture of how hope moves and sustains love.
A great hope produces great boldness.
Endurance is a gift and endurance is a duty. And these are not in conflict.
When circumstances arise that alarm you, the key is to hold fast to the traditions
that were taught by the apostles.
What will be the strongest witness in the last days?
The purpose of every small group—whatever else it is—is
to keep the love of its members warm.
The Bible's picture of our Savior too radical that it should be the mere
creation of sinful men.
Avoid what numbs your mind
to God and stay sober for the sake of hope.
Jesus shines bright when our hope is meek, fearless, well-defended, and
zealous for good deeds.
There are at least five practical things you can do to move your heart toward "laying hold of your hope."
God honors faith
and obedience by using all of his wisdom, power and love to turn that kind of life
into one of great joy.
John Piper talks about how we can fight—and help others fight—for hope.
John Piper talks about how our hope in Christ makes us look different than the rest of the world.
John Piper explains how Christian hope frees us to love others.
John Piper recounts how Psalm 42 became particularly sweet to him.
Meditation on Psalm 105:4
A meditation on Psalm 105:4
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Twin Cities, MN
John Piper says a simple hug can minister significant hope to others.
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