The real source of Hope
Life Group Questions
- The definition of hope that society offers (a “maybe so” hope) is different than the definition the Bible gives (a “know so” hope).Question: Can you think of a time when you exercised a temporary hope? How has God convicted you to hope in Him instead?
- Both the apostle Paul (2 Cor. 4:16-18) and the apostle Peter (1 Peter 1:3-7) encouraged the church to focus on the eternal: our inheritance through the resurrection of Christ.Question: Do you often remind yourself of the inheritance you have received (both now and forevermore) through the belief in Christ and His death?
- Whatever standard of measurement you use in this life, you can expect the same measurement back. In other words, if you base hope off of temporary worldly things, you can expect a shaky and fragile hope that doesn’t deliver.Question: What standard of measurement have you been using? Are you using today? Do you experience a peace and joy when hoping in God and His promises, rather than yourself or society’s standards?
- Three ways (out of many) we see in Scripture to move from hopeless to hopeful include: Remembering the source of our hope, remembering the reasons for our hope, and remembering the purpose behind our hope.Question: How can you share this with those in your circle of influence (friends, family coworkers)? What impact do you think it could have, especially during the Christmas season?