(Hope is the companion of love, faith, trust, godliness, and joy.)

The Hope Of The Wicked:

Luke 23:1-12 (8) “And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.”

Acts 16:16-24 (19) “And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers. . . .”

24:24-27 (26) “He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.”

Our Hope:

Acts 2:22-27 “Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope. . . .”

24:14-15 “. . . after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: and have hope toward God. . . .”

26:1-24 (6-7) “And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers. . . .”

Romans 5:1-5 “. . . [We] rejoice in hope of the glory of God. . . . And hope maketh not ashamed. . . .”

8:20-25 “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope. . . .”

12:12 “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. . . .”

15:4 “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we . . . might have hope.”

v. 13 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

1st Corinthians 13:4-7 “Charity . . . believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

15:19 “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

2nd Corinthians 3:12 “Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech. . . .”

Ephesians 2:1-13 (12) “. . . ye were without Christ, . . . having no hope, and without God in the world. . . .”

4:1-6 (4) “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. . . .”

Colossians 1:21-23 “And you . . . hath he reconciled . . . if ye . . . be not moved away from the hope of the gospel. . . .”

1st Thessalonians 1:2-3 “We give thanks to God always for . . . your . . . patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .”

2:19 “For what is our hope. . . ? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?”

4:13 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, . . . even as others which have no hope.”

5:8 “But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on . . . for an helmet, the hope of salvation.”

2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17 “Now our Lord Jesus Christ . . . which . . . hath given us . . . good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

1st Timothy 1:1 “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope. . . .”

Titus 1:1-2 “Paul . . . in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. . . .”

2:13 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. . . .”

3:7 “That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Hebrews 3:1-6 “. . . Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”

6:11 “And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end. . . .”

vs. 18-19 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. . . .”

Hebrews 7:19 “For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did. . . .”

11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

1st Peter 1:3 “God . . . hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. . . .”

v. 13 “. . . hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. . . .”

vs. 17-21 “. . . that your faith and hope might be in God.”

3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. . . .”

1st John 3:1-3 “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”

Luke 12:32 “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”