The Book of 1 Corinthians
The Christian's hope in Christ radically changes how we see the future. Why is this? In this sermon Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers this question by looking at 1 Corinthians 13:9-13. There, we see that Christians are new people in Christ. This means that they now live new lives, not focused on the passing things of this world, but on the eternal things of God. Christians can look at the future, not as something dark and mysterious, but they can have hope knowing that Christ reigns over all things and will bring His Kingdom to completion! This is not mere escapism, but it is a real hope experienced here and now based on the faithfulness of God. Unbelievers cannot have any true and lasting hope for the future. The best they can have is a blind optimism that cannot really give any hope. This sermon calls us all to forsake our sins and look to Jesus who is our hope today and tomorrow. Only by believing in Jesus can we have our sins removed and become the children of God. This then is our hope for everything in life.