Evening Celebration sermon: Why Hope? Grace! (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17)
When life is hard, the only way you can keep going is if you have hope that things are going to change. Paul says that things are going to change because God has called us “to share in the glory of Jesus,” He has called us to reflect the brilliance of Jesus. We don’t yet do that. But things are going to change. One day we will stand with Him in a world made new and we will reflect His brilliance. Really? Yes. We have this hope because by His grace God has got hold of us, and by His grace he’s not going to let us go till He gets to glory. So keep going.