We're talking about hope this morning. In the English language, the word "hope" is a rather anemic and vague word, denoting a feeling that something pleasant MAY happen. But the Biblical definition of "hope" is far different and refers to an absolute guarantee. The Greek word used is elpis, meaning to expect or anticipate with pleasure. It's not just a possibility but an actuality. Hope is very much alive thanks to Jesus Christ. In spite of all the problems of today, Christians can and should have hope.