The Hope

Do you ever feel hopeless? Maybe your circumstances have challenged your faith, or maybe you just feel empty.

Hillside Girlfriends invites you to learn why we can have unwavering hope- even when our hope seems lost. And then, we can share it with others!

 

Join us for a free 4-week series:
The Hope 

 

 

 

Week One. Our Hope. week of May 10th
 

 

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Key thought: Hope is _____________expectation.


If our hope depends on something we have externally or internally other than Jesus Christ, we have been _____________.             


Why is this study important?
  • We need to know the real ________________ we have. (Ephesians 1:16-19)
  • We need to be prepared to share the ______________ for our hope.
    (1 Peter 3:15)

GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is a personal quality of yours that you’re confident about?

        __________________________________________________

  • How is hope in Christ different from worldly hope?              ____________________________________________________

   ____________________________________________________

  • Tell about a time when your prayers went unanswered. What happened to your confidence in God? What did you learn from that experience?

    ____________________________________________________

 

Week Two. Expect to Be Enriched. week of May 17th.

 

 

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Key thought: When you don’t _____________ and don’t _____________ what you have in Christ, you’re missing out on the abundant life. (John 10:10 & Ephesians 1:18) 

The Greek word for riches means _________________.

We are enriched simply because we are __________________! (Colossians 1:27)

GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What do you own an abundance of? Why do you think you own so much or so many of that?

   _________________________________________________________

  • Choose a verse from Romans 8 that you need to apply in your life and explain.

   _________________________________________________________

  • What do you think it means to be enriched in Christ?_________________________________________________________
 

Week Three. Expect to Be Empowered. week of May 24th.

 

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Key thought: The potential of your ___________________is determined by the strength of your _____________________ _______________________.

We tend to look at situations in life and determine how much power or ability we can give to it. 

But what did David do? 

  • He __________________ the situation. (1 Samuel 17:26 & 32)
  • He had to fight against ______________________. (1 Samuel 17:33) 
  • He remembered God’s ______________________. (1 Samuel 17:36-37)

How do we plug into God’s power? We choose to rely on God as our power source. (1 Chronicles 29:11-12)

GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What would you do with a day unplugged from all technology?
  • What power source other than God do you regularly depend on? And why do you think that is?
  • Share about a situation that caused you to doubt your faith. What did you learn from that experience?
  • How have you seen God’s faithfulness in your life?
 
 

Week Four. The Hope of a Bright Future. week of May 31st.

 

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Key thought: In Christ, our _______________________ is ___________________than our beginning. (Genesis 1:1 & Genesis 1:31) 

“Better” in Greek means ________________ ___________________. It also means __________________ _____________________________. 

When your end is ____________________than your beginning, you will be able to _____________ what’s in between.  (Hebrews 10:32-36)

A better _________________________ is coming! (Isaiah 9:6-7 & Revelation 22:12-13)

GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What’s something coming up that you’re looking forward to?
  • It’s hard for us to imagine eternity. Sometimes, we may even think this life is better than eternity! In what ways do you make this life seem more important than eternity?
  • What do you most look forward to about heaven?