“Don’t give up hope. Keep hoping, keep hoping. . .” With these words, Smedes begins his sermon on a well-cherished theme for him – and many others: hope. Centered on a firm confidence in God’s sovereignty and providence, Smedes points us toward the surety of the resurrection and our eschatological hope and joy in the midst of the very real and painful trials and troubles of life in this world. “The redeemer is coming,” he proclaims, and in a surprisingly earthy way, will make all things right.
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