Good Afternoon Dear Christians,
I hope this Wednesday is treating you well! Today as we're preparing for our last study on the End Times, I am struck by the confidence that believers can have in the return of Christ.
As Peter says in 1 Pet 1:13, "Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
I think this is an incredibly practical and comforting doctrine. When life is overwhelming, when you don't know what is headed your way tomorrow, when you don't know how you're going to face tomorrow, you can have hope. As my old pastor used to say, "Hope is faith stretched out." Hope is when we can have certainty not only in what Christ has done in the past, but in what Christ will do in the future. We can look forward to Christ's return with joy, expectation, faith, confidence, and above all, hope.
While we might not know all the details, we can have all hope in all that Christ will do in the future.
Tonight at 6 PM, if you want to know more about the hope that we have in Christ's return, we would love to have you join us!
P.S. As we've been announcing, we have moved our online home for Sunday Services from Facebook Live to Youtube. Next time you see Tony & Leesa Huddleston, please give them a big thank you for this practical way they serve our church family!
Southern Heights Christian Church
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