7 Stories of Hope

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Care

  • What are you thankful for this week?

Celebrate Faithfulness

  • Grow: Ask how they obeyed Jesus last week
  • Go: Ask who they shared the story with last week

The Seven Stories of Hope

1) Hope for the Rejected: The Sinful Woman - Luke 7:36-50

2) Hope for the Non-Religious: (Pharisee & Tax Collector) - Luke 18:9-17

3) Hope Changes things: (Zacchaeus) - Luke 19:1-10

4) Hope Forgives: (Unforgiving Servant) - Matthew 18:21-35


5) Hope Through Death: (Thieves on the Cross) – Luke 22:66 – 23:25

6) Hope Rose from the Dead: (Resurrection) – Luke 24:1-20

7) Hope is Waiting for You: (Prodigal Son) – Luke 15:11-32




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Activity #1

Discover the Bible Together

Use one of the stories listed above to...

  • Read from the Bible, and close it.
  • Tell the story from memory.
  • Retell the story together.
  • Read the story together from the Bible.-
  • Discuss the story together using questions:
    • What do we learn about God/Jesus?
    • What do we learn from the people in this story?
    • Use “S.P.E.C.” to discuss from the passage if there is a...
      • Sin to avoid?
      • Promise to claim?
      • Example to follow?
      • Command to obey?
    • Who do you most identify with in the story and why?
    • Invite: Ask, “What keeps you from following Jesus today?”

Activity #2

Practice: pair up and practice telling the story together





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Assignments

  • Grow: What from the story is Jesus asking you to obey this week?
  • Go: Who is someone in your life that you think needs to hear this story?

Prayer