Faith and Love that spring from Hope
1 - The Antidote
2 - Why do I struggle?
1 a - We live in a ‘Now and not yet’ situation.
Gospel of Hope.
1 - The Gospel of Hope
2 - The Life of Hope
Paul’s statements about the uniqueness and supremacy of Christ’s work in creation and redemption (1:15–20) are a reminder that they need look nowhere else than to Christ for a completion of salvation and his exhortations are to be understood as general warnings.
Basically his petition is for the discernment of God’s will and the power to do it.
namely, a crop of good deeds and growth in understanding. The power that would enable them to live in such a manner exercising patience and long-suffering could only come from above, that is, from God’s glorious might