Concordia Theological Monthly

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hope, glory, church, st. paul, kyrios

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


'' And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever." 2 Tim. 4:18.

These words of St. Paul, even though individual in form and a personal confession of the Apostle, contain practically all the characteristics of the eschatological hope of the Church of Jesus Christ. For that hope is (1) a Christ-centered hope; it is (2) a hope that looks for a divine act of deliverance; it is (3) a hope for a total consummation; it is (4) a "practical" hope; and (5) it is doxological. These words are the Church's echo and answer to the words of Him who builds His Church and has promised: ''The gates of hell shall not prevail against it."


Practical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Timothy 4:18; Acts 10:38; John 6:68; Matthew 11:2; Luke 4:19; Luke 4:21; 1 Corinthians 11:23; 1 Corinthians 2:8; Matthew 20:28; John 20:28; 2 Timothy 1:1; 2 Timothy 1:10; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Colossians 1:18; Romans 8:29; Romans 1:4; John 5:24; Romans 8:2;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars