- Because we were justified by faith, we stand in grace and rejoice in hope (v.1-2).
- What all had to happen so sinful man could have peace and hope?
- How would you describe your levels of peace and hope?
- How would those closest to you describe your peace and your hope?
- We rejoice in hope and also in our sufferings that produce endurance (v.2-3).
- How can we rejoice in our hope as we are rejoicing in our sufferings?
- What has to happen for your suffering to produce endurance?
- Our suffering produces endurance, then character, then hope (v.3-4).
- What is so admirable about men and women of proven character?
- Why is it so important to have a hope that grows out of proven character?
- What will need to change for others to view you as a person of proven character?
- We need to develop a hope that will not bring us shame (v.4-5).
- Why does a lack of pure hope bring deep shame?
- What will help us develop a pure hope that grows from proven character?
- God pours out His love through the Spirit to those with this hope (v.5).
- What does an honorable hope have to do with God’s love being poured into us?
- How is your hope allowing the Spirit to pour God’s love into your heart?
Call to Action: To develop an honorable hope that receives the love of God.