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Hope of Glory January 26, 2009

Filed under: faith,Scripture — Amy @ 05:53
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cloud_in_the_sunlightIn an earlier post, I posed the question, “Do you have an answer for the hope that is in you?”.  (I Peter 3:15)  One of the comments asked for scriptures that would help us to articulate that hope we have in Christ. 

Here we go:

Colossians 1:27, “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  To know Christ is to know our hope.  How, then, do we know Christ?  We come to know Christ as he is revealed through Scripture, through his church, and through his co-heirs.  We also come to know him as we walk in the light as he is in the light. (I John 1:7)  We are being transformed into his likeness by the renewing of our mind.  (Romans 12:1-2)

Our hope is rooted in Christ.  We will be prepared to give an answer for our hope, when we know Christ.  The better and more intimately we know Christ, the better prepared we are to give an answer for our hope, which is Christ in us.  Paul addresses the importance of knowing Christ in Philippians 3:7-11.  He considers everything else rubbish.  

What do you think?  How do you come to know Christ?


Elevator Speech January 22, 2009

Filed under: Scripture — Amy @ 05:53
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At a meeting the other day, I was instructed by one of my many bosses to prepare an elevator speech as an answer to those who ask me what I do.  An elevator speech is a concise response to people curious about my work.  The speech should require no more time to give than it takes one to go from the third to the fourth floor on an elevator. elevatorpeop2

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”  I Peter 3:15

If you were on an elevator and someone asked you to give a reason for the hope that you have, what would you say?