Study Questions for 12/3/2017

Read our passage from Sunday and be prepared to discuss the following questions:

  1. How does the admonition in verse 5 to "rejoice in trouble" relate to verses 1 & 2?
  2. Verse 5 states that God's love is poured out in our hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit.  The Bible talks about several roles that the Holy Spirit plays in the life of a believer.  Choose one of these roles and select one or more passages of Scripture to support it.
  3. A large focus of thie passige is on the role "hope" plays in the life of a believer.  The biblical view of hope is a "confident assurance" in God's plan, but this is not what most people mean by the term "hope".  Find an example of a non-biblical perspective of hope (movie, book, real life) and compare that view to our passage on Sunday.