The apostle Peter's life shows that God has called us to eternal life not physical salvation. Hope is not based on wishful thinking, but rather on faith which is based on the faithful promises of God. Salvation is not escape from tribulation or physical healing or having every trial removed. Are you filled with hope, the great expectation of when the toils and tears of this life are left behind, and living by faith?
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.