7 Stories of Hope
- What are you thankful for this week?
- 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
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?”
Practice: pair up and practice telling the story together
- 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?