Beyond the Broadcast

April 16–18, 2014

Chuck Swindoll's

When the Presence of Hope Arose

Are there any two more devastating words than no hope? No hope beyond a devastating diagnosis, no hope when we lose our job, no hope when our loved one dies, and ultimately no hope when we face our own mortality?

At some point in our lives, we will all endure the kind of loss that will knock us off our feet and tempt us to abandon hope. And what if there is no resurrection? Then our lack of hope applies not just to this life but to eternity.

But thankfully, Jesus did rise from the dead! Easter reminds us that when everything seems bleak, Jesus Christ defeated death. Are you without hope or have you forgotten why Jesus's resurrection matters in your everyday life? Then this lesson is for you!

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Additional Resources


  • Matthew 22:29–32
  • John 20:1–9
  • Romans 8:18–25
  • 1 Peter 1:21
  • Revelation 20:1–6

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What's Next

Strengthening Your Grip
April 21–June 13, 2014

Anything goes! That attitude characterizes life in our culture today. Unfortunately, that mind-set has produced an aimless generation that has lost its grip on what God calls important. Though we never run out of things to keep us busy, we have allowed life’s essentials to slip right through our fingers.

If you want to get hold of what’s really important to God, join Chuck Swindoll in Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials in an Aimless World. This series will help you find biblical direction on issues you face every day, including:

  • Setting godly priorities
  • Engaging in biblical community
  • Honoring God with your money
  • Enjoying leisure
  • Submitting to authority
  • Loving your family
  • And more . . .

Learn how to strengthen your grip on 16 changeless truths from God’s Word, and watch as they transform your life.