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. 

1. What do you find yourself hoping for these days?
2. What happens if God says to you, “No. I won’t give you that, but I’m offering myself”? Would you feel cheated, would you feel robbed? Can I encourage you to bring that honestly to God?
3. Are you willing to put your hope in God and His will whatever it may be?
4. Take a moment to read 1 Sam. 2:1-10, this is the prayer of Hannah, another woman who had for years hoped and prayed and had to trust God for her desires. How does her song of praise compare to Mary’s in Lk. 1:46-55?
5. What can we learn from Hannah and Mary’s songs about hoping in the Lord this Advent season? What ideas about hope might we need to let go of to hold onto what the Bible communicates about 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”.



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