There is Hope
In light of this week’s message, we encourage you to consider these questions and dig in a little deeper with your personal study, with your family, or with your small group.
- What is the difference between the world’s definition of Hope and the Biblical understanding of Hope? (Hope: The anxious anticipation and expectation that the things which we have been assured of will indeed come to pass.) How does understanding the difference help us as we encounter trouble in this life?
- What are some things which are taking place in the world around us that point to our need for Hope? (Take some time as individuals or as a group to pray for them)
- How should the finished work of Jesus on the Cross and the assurance of his promises as displayed by the empty tomb bring us hope?
- Read Romans 8:10-11. If you are a believer, did you know that the same Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead is also alive in you? How does knowing that truth give you hope?
- Psalms120-134 are known as Psalms of Ascent or songs of Ascent. These songs are full of words of encouragement and Hope. How do these psalms or the songs we sing in worship remind us that we have not been abandoned…that God has not forgotten…that God still cares?
- Are there things taking place in your own life that point to your need for hope?