Day 1 | Christ in You. The Hope of Great Things to Come! – "Who I Am In Christ" Firm Foundation 21-Day Devotional

Friday, October 01, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

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Colossians 1:27-28, To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 

We all have dreams and good expectations for our lives. The Apostle Paul summed up all of these desires in a single word - HOPE. Hope is the foundation for every good thing. Hope powers a life that is lived with peace, joy and encouragement. That hope is found in Christ.

The J.B. Phillips translation reads: “Christ in you, the hope of all glorious things to come."

Faith is for the present and hope is about the future. Hope paints a picture that faith in Christ can bring to pass. Sometimes we have experienced frustration and setbacks concerning things that we have hoped for. Do not let that discourage you from continuing to have hope and high expectations. Be specific about the things you're hoping for and let your fellowship with Jesus Christ help bring it to pass.

That's why we "preach" (proclaim) Christ!

Reflection Questions:
1. What are your hopes?
2. What do you believe and what are you prepared to do about your hopes? (Faith in action)
3. How does your relationship with Christ help your hope and your faith?

My Action Items: