If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. But now Christ is raised from the dead, and has become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep; 1 Corinthians 15:19-20.
People live in this world without hope and without God. They run after one religion or another and only reap disappointment. They run to the banquets of sin and come out feeling even more frustrated.
Jesus is our hope because he rose to new life to sanctify us (Adapted).
Any further arguments?