Small Group Questions // Week of October 14th, 2018

1.   What’s the most discouraging thing to you in the world right now? Where do you need hope in your life? 

2.   Read aloud Psalm 146. Divide your group into four groups. In those groups, identify what steps are listed below to build HOPE in your life. Come back together and share your findings.

           Step One:  (from verses 1-2)

          Step Two:  (from verses 3-4)

          Step Three:  (from verses 5-9)

          Step Four:  (from verse 10)

3.  Read aloud 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.  This passage mentions a difference between a believer’s hope and an unbeliever’s. What do  you think the differences are?  

4.  Some people have a ‘Pollyanna’ (feelings based) sort of hope. Some  have an intellectual type of hope. But Christians have a living hope (compare 1 Peter 1:3-5). How does this latter hope differ from the other two types of hope?
What does it look like for you to live with the “living hope” as described in 1 Peter 1:3-5?

What difference would it make (to those around us) if we could live with ‘the living hope’ more often?