Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:12-58 (esp. verse 19); Philippians 3:10-11; John 5:25-29, 11:23-27; Matthew 6:19-21; Colossians 3:1-2 & Luke 24:39.
True biblical hope must be solid, secure, concrete and must be placed in someone who is fully able to fulfill all our expectations : that person is Jesus Christ Himself!
For the believer in Christ the assurance we have is simply this : since Christ arose from the dead so too will we also arise! The resurrection from the dead must be the hope that burns in the heart of every person who names the name of Jesus.
This hope in not a hope-so, but a know-so and to experience this hope, is an anchor to our souls and is first and foremost an attitude of faith in things we are promised in the future.