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BIG IDEA: Biblical hope isn't just wishful thinking. It is the expected fulfillment of God's promises. 

Romans 15:13 (NIV)

May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Q1.       Dave listed some environmental causes of hopelessness or depression.  Do you feel like any of these contribute to you feeling hopeless at times?

•         over dependence on technology

•         social media

•         diet

•         lack of family support or guidance

•         lack of authentic physical community

•         less exercise

Q2.       Biblical hope isn't just wishful thinking. It is the expected fulfillment of God's promises. What are God’s promises to you?

Q3.       What does it mean to you to know that Jesus sees you right now?

Q4.       Are you ready for transformation to take place in your life?  If not, why?

Q5.       Are you keeping yourself from experiencing freedom by holding onto guilt or shame from mistakes you have made or fear of being unworthy?

Q6.       What lie, sickness, or secret is keeping you from being free?

Q7.       Are you ready to let that lie, sickness, or secret go? If not, Why?

 

Action Step: Reject the lie that’s crippling you and Refocus with thankfulness for God’s forgiveness.  Talk to God about it, don’t keep talking to yourself about it.

LEADER NOTE:

Question 2 may be tough.  Maybe spend more time on this one.  It's okay to let the silence get awkward. 

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