The Grammar of Hope – Gospel in Life

The Grammar of Hope

Tim Keller |  March 21, 2004

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  • Hope
Ephesians 1:13-23
RS 173-1


Nobody has ever asked me to preach on hope, except my wife, who asked me to do this whole series. The reason people don’t ask me to preach on hope is we underestimate tremendously what really is the engine of our lives. How you live now is completely determined by your believed-in future.

We’re going to look at what Christian hope is and how it is the great life-changing dynamic in the Christian life.

Let’s notice what Ephesians 1 tells us about 1) the importance of hope, 2) the content of hope, and 3) how to get it.

Ephians 1:13–23

Christian hope, the sure expectation of things God has promised for the future, is a powerful force that can change a Christian’s life. This hope and expectation play a big role in how we live today. This idea can be understood better through examples and comparisons. What makes Christian hope special is that it ties our hearts to a future God has in store for us. This makes Christian hope a key part of a satisfying and wholesome life.



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