“Hope”

“Hope”

TEXT: I Peter 1:3-5
SERIES: All I Want for Christmas

Introduction

What do you want for Christmas?

HOPE

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12

1. Hope is a _______________ from God. v. 3a

“According to his great mercy”

2. Hope comes from a forgiven _______________. v. 3b

“he has caused us to be born again to a living hope”

3. Hope comes from a secure _______________. vv. 4-5

“to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading,
kept in heaven for you.”

Conclusion

What do you really need for Christmas?

Application Questions

1. Think of a time when you were most hopeless. What was the cause?
2. How does the biblical definition of hope differ from your understanding of hope?
3. How does knowing you have a forgiven past and a secure future in Christ build hope in your soul?
4. What do you really need for Christmas?

TEXT: I Peter 1:3-5

SERIES: All I Want for Christmas

 

Introduction

What do you want for Christmas?

HOPE

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Proverbs 13:12

 

  1. Hope is a _______________ from God. v. 3a

“According to his great mercy”

 

  1. Hope comes from a forgiven _______________. v. 3b

“he has caused us to be born again to a living hope”

 

  1. Hope comes from a secure _______________. vv. 4-5

“to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading,

 kept in heaven for you.”

 

Conclusion

What do you really need for Christmas?

  

Application Questions

  1. Think of a time when you were most hopeless. What was the cause?
  2. How does the biblical definition of hope differ from your understanding of hope?
  3. How does knowing you have a forgiven past and a secure future in Christ build hope in your soul?
  4. What do you really need for Christmas?

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