Dear Hope family,

Thought for the Week

Avoid foolish controversies!

Titus 3v9 “Avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless”

This Sunday, we are going to begin a short series on the “Last Days and the Second Coming of Christ”.

It is vital that we base what we believe on God’s Word in the Bible. However, it is even more important that we base what we do and how we live on God’s Word in the Bible (see Matthew 7v24-27 or James 1v22-25).

As we look at this of the 2nd coming, it is possible to get caught up in all sorts of different opinions. For example, I have a book entitled “Four views: the Meaning of the Millennium” – and the truth is that within each of those 4 basic views, there are many “sub-views”.

In my twenties I was part of a church where the pastor would often say, “Major on the majors and minor on the minors”. As we come to look at this future theme together, it is vital that (i) we come with grace, (ii) we “major on the majors”, and (iii) we focus on how God is calling us to live. With that in mind, we will be looking at a different passage of Scripture each week.


With love and blessing,