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Now What? - Applying the Sermon to Life ("A Forever Hope" - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Hello Family,

It was a joy to see you all press your way to our worship gathering this past Sunday.  God met us there and He was praised.  Let’s apply this week’s message to our hearts together.

For the Kids & Students

1.  Have you ever been afraid to ask questions in class?  Why or why not?  Have you ever had questions about the Bible and weren’t able to ask someone?  If so, how did that feel?  If not, why?

2.  What do you tend to lose hope in?  What is a forever hope?  

3.  Is Jesus your forever hope? If so, how should that adjust the way we think, feel and live?

4.  How does Jesus’ life, death and resurrection give us a forever hope?

For the Adults

1.  How did the Holy Spirit minister to your heart as you heard the message preached on Sunday?

2.  What verse in 4:13-18 spoke to your heart the most?

3.  Have you grieved anything lately?  How can you grieve with a forever hope?  How would you like us to enter into your grief when you’re going through?

4.  How does Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection give us the gift of a forever hope?  If the hope of the gospel is believed in the midst of what could be perceived as a hopeless situation, how would that impact our lives and perspective?

5.  The empty tomb is a game-changer.  How can we as a gospel community celebrate together the empty tomb as we head into the Easter season?

6.  How do you react to the statement, “You will always belong to and be with the Lord?”

7.  What “hopeless” situation in your life right now needs to be reminded that Jesus is your forever hope?

8.  Let’s encourage each other with the words found in 4:13-18.  What does this look like?

Looking forward to continuing in chapter 5 this week.  Bring a friend, co-worker or family member with you.


Pastor Bond

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Deacon Greg Carter

Pastor Bond,

Thanks for posting this.

I am excited to dig into this with the Family.


On Mar 15, 2017 3:39 PM, “Pastor Dwayne Bond on The City” <
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Pastor Dwayne Bond

You’re welcome DG. Have fun with it. Monroe was last night and we really had a powerful discussion. May Jesus be praised.

On Mar 16, 2017, at 7:45 AM, Deacon Greg Carter on The City <(email address removed)> wrote:

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