Group Discussion & Life Challenge
Use these notes as discussion prompts for your group, or in your personal time with God.
Get to know each other. Connect, warm up to each other, fellowship.
Carry each other’s burdens. Share life’s challenges and practice Soul Care. Pray together.
Dive into God’s Word. Use these discussion questions. Learn from each other’s insight
- Share your thoughts on Mary’s response to this encounter with an angel, the news of pregnancy, and the news of the Messiah.
- What role did hope play in her response, and why?
- This may be a hard thing for some of you in your group, and that is okay. Feel free to pass. Allow time for two or more people to share a time in life when it was hard to have hope.
- What are we as Christians supposed to do when hard news comes our way? Is Hebrews 6 helpful, or does it feel impossible as you think about your current situation?
- Maybe some of you could share with the group how you access hope when you feel like your situation is hopeless. What Scriptures have encouraged you or informed your hope?
Does anyone need clarity on something? Are there any big God questions you are wrestling with?
Celebrate life’s successes and God’s provision. Worship God’s presence. Time to brag about God.
Through the Bible in one Year
Join us in reading through the entire Bible in one year. Each day of this plan guides you through passages from both the Old and New Testaments, allowing you to see connections between the history of our faith, and the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan. Readings average four chapters in length, so it is posible to do. When you use the YouVersion Bible App, you can even have the app read the Bible text to you – very useful when you are in the car or otherwise occupied with your hand.
All you need to do is click the link to the Bible Plan, which should lead you straight to the Bible app. Your two options are now (1) to read the plan on your own, one day at the time. Or (2) you can make it more fun and rewarding, by sharing the plan with one or more friends, and then even “Talk about it”.