12.02.2018 | “When God Said Yes | Wk 1 | Yes To Hope”
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Do you recall a Christmas when you got an amazing gift? What was it? Why did you want it so badly? How did you react?
How would you define the word—or concept—of “hope”?
As best as you can tell, what would the markers, or characteristics, of a person who has hope?
Would you say that you are generally a hopeful person? Why or why not?
Should our faith give us hope? Why or why not?
Has there ever been a time when you have experienced a level of hopefulness that exceeded your normal, or “human” capacity? What were the circumstances?
Share some different, practical ways that you maintain hope in your life.
Read Hebrews 11 out loud as a group (you can take turns if you’d like).
When you’re done, re-read verse 1: What’s the relationship between “hope” and “faith”?
How does the stories of faith described in Hebrews 11 impact your level of hopefulness?
Getting Out of the Hole
Cultivate and “practice” saying yes to hope this week by telling stories and celebrating hope, while turning away from the overwhelming concerns of the world.