Summer of Hope…Hope of Israel  3

Selected Passages                                                                                     Pastor Todd Harker

September 2, 2018

 

Scripture Emphasis:

Acts 28:20 “For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.”

Hope presents itself many ways throughout the NT.  We have seen already that Hope sometimes is a person – Jesus Christ – who is the Hope of the Nations.  Today we will learn that Hope is an action.  This Hope is a much-anticipated action – the resurrection of the righteous and the wicked.  No man paid a higher price yet stood his ground in the face of adversity over this hope more than the Apostle Paul.

  1. This Hope was the _REASON__ for Paul’s trials
  1. This Hope was the _ SOURCE__ of Paul’s defense
  1. This Hope was attempted to be _SNUFFED______ out
  • The Sadducees didn’t _BELIEVE__ in the resurrection
  • The Pharisees didn’t believe Jesus was _MESSIAH__
  1. This Hope _____________ that God can be trusted – Ps. 16:10
  1. This Hope _______________ that Jesus is truly Messiah
  1. This Hope is the ___________________ for the Christian experience – 1 Cor. 15
  1. This Hope ______________ fear and _____________ confidence