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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30, 2010 (village of hope)

village of hope
photo by Ronnie Benner

“Hope is called the anchor of the soul
(Hebrews 6:19),
because it gives stability to the Christian life.
But hope is not simply a ‘wish’
(I wish that such-and-such would take place);
rather, it is that which latches on to
the certainty of the promises
of the future that God has made.”
- R.C. Sproul

“Hope in God's promises, therefore,
is not a wishful longing
but a faith-filled confidence for the future.
It is simply impossible to trust
one of God's promises
and not anticipate its coming true.
To know God is to trust Him.
And to trust God is to trust His promises.
And to trust God's promises
is to be sure of their fulfillment.
This assurance concerning the future,
anchored in God's promises,
is what the Bible calls ‘hope.’"
- Scott Hafemann

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