Veteran youth and family pastor Cameron Cole experienced his worst nightmare come true on Monday, November 11, 2013, when his three-year-old son Cam did not wake up. In the months and years that followed, Cole and his wife Lauren recognized how a foundation of twelve theological truths about the love and character of God helped them find hope in the loss of their son. Cole wrote Therefore I Have Hope: Twelve Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy in order to offer that same hope and comfort to others in the midst of their own tragedies.
Introduction: A Narrative of Hope– Cameron Cole will share the story of his personal tragedy and describe how God led him to write down a narrative of hope to guide him in his darkest days.
Part One The Initial Shock- These videos offer pivotal truths that help in the moments of trauma when your Worst enters your life: grace, gospel, resurrection, and faith.
Video One: Grace– Cole demonstrates how God meets us with His grace in our hour of desperate need.
Video Two: Gospel– Facing the realities of tragedy without the hope of the Christian gospel will crush a person; looking to the empty tomb of Jesus will give you hope.
Video Three: Resurrection– You may feel utterly buried in misery, but the resurrection offers you the hope of redemption. Nothing is hopeless. If God can raise a man from death, he can certainly resurrect your life from the ashes.
Video Four: Faith– Faith is total dependence on the Lord. You can trust your blessed Rescuer.