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Mysterious Hope

February 16

DAY 11
Topic: Mysterious Hope
Text: 1 John 3:1-3
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him. — 1 John 3:2
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Colossians 1:27; Ephesians 1:18; Isaiah 40:31; Philippians 1:6

In a Bible study some people had a discussion about heaven. What will it be like? What will we be like when we are there?
The answers to these questions were as varied as the people in the room. Some of the musicians in the room said that we will sing praise to God all the time. One woman who was very active said that she couldn’t imagine standing still all day long in order to sing.
In the end, we don’t know exactly what heaven will be like, or what we will be like when Jesus returns to live with us in a new heaven and earth (Revelation 21). We can imagine it, but the Bible doesn’t give many details about the life to come.
As 1 John 3:2 puts it, “What we will be has not yet been made known.” We will only know when the time comes—and not before then.
But the Bible does tell us clearly about something that is much more important than those details. It says that “when Christ appears, we shall be like him.”
Because of God’s love for us in Christ, we will actually become like Christ. That will allow us to enjoy communion with God.
Until then, we are already children of God, loved by him and called his own.
Prayer
God our Father, thank you for calling us your children. Make us like Christ when he appears, so that we can be with you forever. Give us patience as we wait on this mysterious hope. Amen.

 

==========================SONGS============================

It’s not just so you accept God

True belief in God is not about salvation,
or being a good person,
or just gaining a human likeness.
It’s more than faith that God exists.
It’s more than knowing that God is
the truth, the way, and the life,
and nothing more.

Pre-chorus
It’s not just so you accept God
and know that He is the Ruler above all things,
and know He’s Creator, the Almighty,
unique and supreme.
But it’s more than this to truly believe.

Chorus
God’s will is that your whole being
and your heart are given to Him,
and that you obey and follow Him.
You should allow God to use you,
and gladly do service for Him.
You should do anything for Him.

Bridge
It’s not only the chosen
who should believe in Him.
All mankind should worship Him,
heed Him and obey Him,
because all of man is God’s creation.

Chorus
God’s will is that your whole being
and your heart are given to Him,
and that you obey and follow Him.
You should allow God to use you,
and gladly do service for Him.
You should do anything for Him.
You should do anything for Him.

COME UNTO ME, YE WEARY

” Come unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest.”
Oh, blessed voice of Jesus,
Which comes to hearts opprest !
It tells of benediction ;
Of pardon, grace, and peace ;
Of joy that hath no ending;
Of love which cannot cease.

2″ Come unto Me, ye wanderers,
And I will give you light.”
Oh, loving voice of Jesus,
Which comes to cheer the night !
Our hearts were filled with sadness,
And we had lost our way;
But. He has brought us gladness,
And songs at break of day.

3″ Come unto Me, ye fainting,
And I will give you life.”
Oh, cheering voice of Jesus,
Which comes to aid our strife :
The foe is stem and eager,
The fight is fierce and long,
But He has made us mighty,
And stronger than the strong.

4″ And whosoever cometh
I will not cast him out.”
Oh, welcome voice of Jesus,
Which drives away our doubt :
Which calls us—- very sinners,
Unworthy though we be
Of love so free and boundless—-
To come, dear Lord, to Thee !

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