Author: Ron Graham

Assurance

A Well-Founded Hope
—Solid foundation stones

The following is an old sermon outline of mine, in the form of a scripture chain. It dates back to 1979. It is a sermon meant to encourage people in their hope of heaven, and to see that their hope is built on solid foundation stones that are not only solid but simple.

Firstly, here's a reading to focus our minds on these foundation stones.

Ephesians 1:15-19

¶“15Since you heard the word of truth, I also have heard that among you there is faith in the Lord Jesus, and love toward all the people made holy. 16So I continually mention you in my prayers, giving thanks for you.” (Ephesians 1:15-16).

¶“17I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory. May he give you the spirit of wisdom. May he give you revelation in his knowledge. 18May he enlighten the eyes of your minds so that you see the hope of his calling. May you perceive the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the people made holy. 19May you understand the surpassing greatness of his power towards us whose faith is wrought by his mighty power.” (Ephesians 1:17-19).

There are many passages like that in the scriptures. The outline below may encourage you to visit them. I have arranged them according to six solid things on which our hope is based...


1 The Promise of God


2 The Earnest of the Spirit


3 The Lord’s Track Record


4 Faith in Christ


5 Obedience to Christ


6 True Knowledge


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