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Living Hope

We sing a song in worship called "Living Hope" by Phil Wickham. Here is a verse from the song.

Who could imagine so great a mercy?

What heart could fathom such boundless grace?

The God of ages stepped down from glory

To wear my sin and bear my shame

The cross has spoken, I am forgiven

The King of kings calls me His own

Beautiful Savior, I'm Yours forever

Jesus Christ, my living hope

He says Jesus Christ is his living hope. Although the speaker has done bad things, things that he feels are "unforgivable", Jesus died for him so that he can be forgiven. He does not have to live his life in shame, or think that he is not worthy to live. Jesus Christ came from Heaven to live as a human among the people who disgrace Father God. He teaches us how to live, but He gives us more than just some words of wisdom. He tells us why He has come. J

Jesus came to give us hope. He came to save us to an eternity with the Father. This hope is not a fantasy, but LIVING. This life we are leading right now is not the only thing we have! If you have Jesus, you have eternal life with him! It will not be an eternity of suffering and misery. Though life may look bad right now for you, God has something else planned for you that is far better than anything we can imagine. Let us rejoice in this, and share it with others!

Look at what Peter wrote in 1 Peter 1:3-9

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

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