Teaching Pages

Page display options: 1-column; 3-columns

Class 16: Anchor of the Soul


Previous Part

Part 5: Hope of the gospel

(This is part 5 of 12 parts in this class)


The hope of glory was born into your life by the hope of the gospel. Your hope in God arose from the hope of the gospel.

Paul tells you not to be moved away from the hope of the gospel - the fullness of your future in Christ depends on it.


Paul wrote to the Colossians,

(He will) present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight - if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel.

Colossians 1:22-23 - NKJV


Paul, as a mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit, is exhorting us to stick fast with the hope of the gospel. We are not to allow ourselves to be shifted away from it. Paul gives us an exact description of this hope in his epistle to the Romans.

Paul writes,

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.

Romans 1:16 - NKJV


This is the hope of the gospel - that the gospel itself is God's power to save and deliver everyone who believes in it from whatever they need saving and delivering from. This is our hope in God. This is the hope that you and I are not to shift away from.