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There Is More to Your Story - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - June 23, 2021

  • 2021 Jun 23

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There Is More to Your Story
By Rick Warren

“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:11 (NLT)

As believers, we have hope because we are going to live forever. Death is not the end. There is more to the story!

One day your heart will stop beating, and that will be the end of your body. But it’s not going to be the end of you. You were made in God’s image. You were made to last forever. This is not all there is.

Why do we have hope? Because no matter how bad it seems on earth, it’s just for a while. When you have faith in Jesus, you know you’re going to spend trillions of years on the other side of eternity with no more sorrow, no more sadness, no more sickness, no more suffering.

The Bible says in Romans 8:11, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” (NLT).

As a pastor, I’ve stood at the graveside of hundreds of families, and I know the difference between people with hope and those without. You can see it in their eyes. I’ve seen the terror in the eyes of people without hope. They’re thinking, “This is all I have. It’s over. I will never see this person again. It’s done. That’s all there is to life.”

I compare that to the thousands of people I’ve seen at funerals of a believer. They know this is just a transition step. Their loved one is entering real life! They’re going to be with God for eternity. There is grief, of course, but also hope, because they know they will be reunited one day with their loved one who followed Jesus. For a believer, death is not leaving home—it’s a homecoming.

Do you have that hope, knowing you’ll spend eternity with Jesus Christ? If not, don’t delay. Make that decision today.

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Jesus made it clear that in this world, we will have trouble. And whether you’re facing a personal trial or are simply overwhelmed by the troubles in our world, you know this is true.

But Jesus also said that you can take heart . . . because he has overcome the world!

We want to help you anchor yourself in this hope with Pastor Rick’s Verses of Hope Scripture Box, featuring a very special collection of verses to encourage you daily.

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Inside your box, you’ll find artfully illustrated and inspiring Scripture cards, along with blank cards designed for your personal notes. And with the look and feel of real leather, as well as a beautifully embossed verse on the outside, the Verses of Hope Scripture Box also makes a great gift!

So request yours today-and thank you for helping take the hope of Christ to the world!

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This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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