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Hope is a beautiful word.

To hope is to look forward to a specific outcome, to wish for a particular ending, to dream about a goal. Hope is a powerful force. It encourages us, motivates us, gives us purpose, and even impacts the course of our lives. But hopes aren’t always realized. They are often dashed against the harsh realities of life.

There is another type of hope that never disappoints. Biblically defined, hope means “to expect with confidence.” Christian hope is the eager anticipation of a guaranteed outcome. This is the hope of Easter.
The hope of Easter is found in the gospel message, the good news that a holy God has freely offered love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and eternal life to sinful humanity. The hope of Easter provides unique, lasting joy and peace.

The resurrection changed everything, and gives us hope and peace even today.

Celebrate with us on Easter Sunday at BIXBY’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH at 10:30 am.

More from this Series

The HOPE of Easter Part 1

The History of Easter Part 2

Our Desperate Need for Hope Part 3

Hope Revealed Part 4

A Living Hope Part 5

A Present Hope Part 6

Author: Shirley Pittenger

Shirley Pittenger was the Executive Assistant, Office Manager, and Digital Communications & Social Media Manager at Bixby’s First Baptist Church from 2009 to 2017. Shirley is married to Bob Pittenger who is the Community Groups Pastor at the Church at Battlecreek in the Tulsa Metro area. Shirley holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Baptist College of Florida. She enjoys teaching in the youth group, singing, reading, studying God’s Word, and spending time with her family.

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