Hope and Refuge (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

In common usage, we use 'hope' in place of 'wish'. But originally, it had a different meaning, that a person had confidence in a future result coming to pass.


Hope Is the Strategy

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Hope is the ability to expect positive outcomes despite current circumstances. Faith, hope, and love are the three elements of the fuel for our spiritual journey.


Saved By Our Attributes of Hope

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

In the fall of 1991, a perfect storm sunk the 72-foot commercial fishing vessel, Andrea Gail, in the north Atlantic, snuffing out the lives of all six crewmen. Yet, in 2018, what is known as "the ultimate storm," whose 155 MPH winds generated waves 80 feet high, failed to scuttle a much smaller pleasure craft out of …


The Audacity to Hope

'Ready Answer' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

'Hope' means different things to different people. The political hope held out by politicians does not compare with the hope found in Scripture.


Defining Hope for the Creation

'Ready Answer' by James Beaubelle

If our hope is in our great High Priest, Jesus Christ, we can have faith that our hope will be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.


The Elements of Motivation (Part Three): Hope

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Hope conveys the idea of absolute certainty of future good, and that is exactly what the Bible tells us we have upon our calling and acceptance of God's way.


Hope to the End (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh suggests that the people everywhere seem frazzled, distressed, and terrified as a dark, evil, sinister force seems to be engulfing the world. The continued angst from dealing with this continual pathogenic zeitgeist threatens to render all of us, including God's called-out ones, into a state of hopelessness, …


Assurance (Part Three): Glory and Hope

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reiterating that Romans 8 provides assurance that we are of God, asks us to consider that the sufferings we go through now are miniscule compared to the glory which we will later receive, completely eclipsing the glory of Adam and Eve before their fall. Our suffering is temporal, fleeting, and momentary, as …


Elements of Motivation (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In the familiar triumvirate (faith, hope, and love), faith serves as the foundation, love serves as the goal, and hope serves as the great motivator.


What Is the Book of Revelation?

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

Though the book of Revelation speaks of the end of the world using strange and fearsome symbols, the real subject of Revelation is readily apparent.


The Sovereignty of God (Part Eight)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The purpose of prayer is not to overcome God's reluctance, but to help in yielding to His will. 'Prayer changes things' is only true if it conforms to God's will.


Joy

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

A biblical study on the basic aspects of one of the fruit of God's Spirit, joy.