Hope and the Resurrection
April 1, 2018 Speaker: Jason Whitley
Passage: Luke 23:46–23:46, Hebrews 12:1–12:3
While on earth, Christ faced many trials. In fact, Jesus taught His disciples that He must suffer many things, face rejection from the Jewish leaders, and die a terrible death before the glory of His Resurrection. (Luke 9:21,22)
Knowing that this cup was was His destiny, Christ yet had to deal with selfish disciples and a nation of Israel bent on unrepentant unbelief at the Gospel message He brought. His trials were many, but His hope was not lacking. In His prayer in the garden just before His betrayal (Luke 23:46), we see that in God alone did Christ have a hopeful dependence. He trusted the character of His Father who is good, and He believed that His Father would raise Him from the dead.
Christ’s hope was in the Father; where should our hope be? How does our hope relate to that of our Lord Jesus Christ?
Two Points on Hope
- Jesus’s Hope. (Luke 23:46)
- Your Hope. (Hebrews 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:14-17)