Hope is a fundamental part of our everyday life. People hope that the weather will cooperate for their plans. There is hope at the beginning of a new sports season that championships are mere months away. Relationships start in the bright beams of hope concerning the future. Employment, school, and vacations all have hopes tied up in them. The list seems endless, really. The point is, all of us live with some type of hope. Those types of hope often leave us disappointed and looking for a new hope.
1 Peter 1:3 speaks of a different kind of hope. The hope that Peter wants his readers to be transformed by is secure and unwavering. This hope is described as a “living hope.” Peter uses “living” because the Christian’s hope is based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In other words, there is nothing that will change or erode the hope of that the Christian possesses in Jesus Christ. That type of hope is worth anchoring one’s life to.
Then in 1 Peter 3:15 Christians are told to be ready to give an answer or defense for the hope that they live by. The exhortation comes in the midst of faithful living and personal suffering. CrossHope is designed help the Church of Jesus Christ rejoice in the living hope that God has given and enable her to explain that hope to those in our world that desperately need it. We want to show how the hope of the cross impacts the everyday situations of life.