We have really watered down the meaning of hope.  I hope I get a red car.  I hope I find a girlfriend.  I hope I win the lottery. 

God promises us real hope.  And as we discipline ourselves to live and walk by faith, we develop a history that strengthens our hope.

I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jer 29:11 NLT

The following video is part one of “Hope From the Past” as taught on 11/29/2009 at Life Connection Church in Euless, TX.