Colossians: This is where hope begins

Colossians 1:1-23 (reference)

Biblical hope is the absolute assurance that God will do good to us now and for us in the future. It is the eager expectation of something sure.

Hope is THE CAUSE of faith and love within us.

“The problem is that professing Christians are spending ten minutes reading Scripture and then half their day making money and the other half loving and repairing what they spend it on.” ~John Piper

Colossians 1:5-6 “Of THIS you have heard before in the word of the truth, THE GOSPEL, which has come to you…”

Faith and love are THE EVIDENCE of hope within us.

THIS (the gospel) is where hope begins.