John 12:37-46

Irrational Optimism

Talk 1 of 2 given at Men Meeting The Challenge Conference in 2016. The title for the Conference was ‘Hope For The Hopeless: Responding to the Challenge’

Talk Outline

  1. Hope and Optimism
    • definitions
    • universality
  2. Irrational Optimism
    • optimism and hope
      • the benefit of hope and optimism
      • the irrationality of hope
    • immediate vs ultimate
    • pessimism and hopelessness
      • the benefit of reality
      • the reality of fatalistic amoral meaninglessness
  3.  The Biblical Reality
    • the fear of death
    • separated, alienated and strangers no hope and without God
    • but now in Christ Jesus

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