“Feasting on the Seven Hopes of the Heaven-Bound Saint”
One of our greatest needs is hope, or we do not live well (1 Tim 4:10).  In my counseling experience, I have found that the following seven biblical hopes are key to promoting biblical change.  God has given us hope of forgiveness (1 Jn 1:9), hope of transformation (2 Cor 3:18), hope of strength and provision (Heb 4:16), hope of spiritual influence in the lives of others (2 Cor 2:12-14), hope of eternal rewards (Matt 25:21), heavenly dwelling (1 Cor 2:7), and glorious perfection (1 Jn 3:2).  God has promised these things to us, his children.  Stir your faith and desire for these things by listening to the following audio, memorizing and studying the promises in the passages listed. Cross reference them to other verses that repeat the promises. Find songs that echo the amazing hope of these.  Speak to others about what you are learning. Pray for a heart to believe and a heart to desire these promises. Anchor your hope in these promises – He can not lie (Titus 1:2)! By cultivating these hopes, many people who have come to the Lowcountry Biblical counseling center have increased their ability to persevere in obedience, no matter what storms threaten their future.  Their perseverance has led to amazing results  to the glory of God (Heb 10:36).  May the Lord make these promises shine on you and your path that you may persevere to the end in faith and obedience to the glory of God.        Tim Bryant
Session 1 – “Seven Hopes of the Heaven-Bound Saint” (Overview)
Session 2– “The Hope of Forgiveness – 1 John 1:9”
Session 3 – “The Hope of Transformation – 2 Corinthians 3:18”
Session 4 – “The Hope of Strength & Provision – Hebrews 4:16”
Session  5 – “The Hope of Spiritual Influence – 2 Corinthians 2:14-16”
Session  6 – “The Hope of Rewards, Heaven, and Glory – Matthew 25:21, 2 Corinthians 2:9, 1 John 3:2”