[PC-USA] 2002-12-08 - Hope

Passages Related to Advent, Part 1

As we contemplate celebrating our Savior's birth, some traditional themes of the season are hope, joy, love and peace. During this month, we will read passages about these Biblical topics, begining with hope.  The word "hope" is mentioned 73 times in Young's Literal Translation of the Bible. I hope you all have a Christ-filled celebration this year, and that the holiday season will draw you closer to our Lord.

Matthew 12:20-21 (Young's Literal Translation) a bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he may put forth judgment to victory, and in his name shall nations hope.

Romans 5:3-5 (Young's Literal Translation)  And not only [so], but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation doth work endurance; and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope. And the hope doth not make ashamed, because the love of God hath been poured forth in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that hath been given to us.

1 Thessalonians 5:7-9 (Young's Literal Translation) for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken, and we, being of the day -- let us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and an helmet -- a hope of salvation, because God did not appoint us to anger, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:1 (Young's Literal Translation) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to a command of God our Saviour, and of the Lord Jesus Christ our hope.

1 Peter 3:15 (Young's Literal Translation) and the Lord God sanctify in your hearts. And [be] ready always for defence to every one who is asking of you an account concerning the hope that [is] in you, with meekness and fear.

1 John 3:2-3 (Young's Literal Translation) beloved, now, children of God are we, and it was not yet manifested what we shall be, and we have known that if he may be manifested, like him we shall be, because we shall see him as he is. And every one who is having this hope on him, doth purify himself, even as he is pure.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (Young's Literal Translation)  And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, that ye may not sorrow, as also the rest who have not hope, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also God those asleep through Jesus he will bring with him


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