Easter: A Breath of Hope

April 9, 2023

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.

  1. Have you ever had a moment, one comment, or one singular action that caused great change in your life? (For example: birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, a hateful comment, a loving encouragement etc.)

  2. Why do you think so many people, maybe yourself, have given up on things changing in their life? Those who have given up that their marriage can change, that their loved one can actually quit the addiction, that we can actually begin to think and behave differently?

  3. From beginning to end, God has changed things dramatically in a single breath. Read Genesis 2:7 and Isaiah 42:5 and share how one breath caused life? Read James 3:5-6 and Romans. 3:23; 6:23 and share how one breath can bring death? Next, read Matthew 28:1-7 and share how one breath defeated death?

  4. As we have seen, one breath can change everything. Read John 20:19-22 and share what stands out to you about this passage. Why would Jesus breathe on His disciples?

  5. Have you given up hope that there is something that can change or a person can change? In view of the resurrection and the breath of hope we have in Jesus, is there an area of your life, a situation in your life, or a person in your life that you need prayer to believe that God can still change things? What is one thing you can do this week that through the power of the Holy Spirit, that can bring hope back into an area of darkness in your life?