Chris delivered this advice on Sunday in a message entitled “Real Hope and Change.” The occasion was the July Christian Music Hour, attended by dozens of Care-age of Brookfield’s residents, family members and friends.
Keying his talk on John the Baptist’s doubt and Jesus’ reassurance in Matthew 11, Chris pointed out that this world offers little more than wishful thinking and empty promises – including the vows of “smooth-talking politicians who promise the earth but deliver only the dirt.”
God, on the other hand, offers promises we can trust today and for all eternity – which is precisely what Chris talked about in this gem of a message.
He concluded with the promise that apostle Paul passed along to us in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18: “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
This promise, Chris said, is one we can take to the bank – just as we can all the other promises that God has made to His children. And we don’t have to go searching for them; He presents them all in the Bible.
I hope you enjoy “Real Hope and Change” as thoroughly as we did!