Dec 6, 2020 | Categories: The Thrill of Hope.

THE THRILL OF HOPE: Unexpected Hope | Ryan Falls

A Thrill of Hope: Unexpected Hope

Luke 1:26-38 | Ryan Falls

I. Let hope surprise you

a. Biblical Hope grows as we change the horizon from our plan to God’s

i. The personal horizon – the invitation of Grace/being seen by God
ii. The punctiliar horizon – All true hope is predicated on Jesus
iii. The cosmic horizon – History isn’t shaped by humans, but God

II. Struggle with hope

a. Making its way from our head to heart through a wrestling with:

i. Grief
ii. Disruption
iii. God’s goodness

III. Surrender to hope

a. Surrender: Let go of your hope and embrace God’s

b. Steps to surrender

i. Count the cost
ii. Consider the commitment
iii. Trust the plan and the process

Questions for Discussion

  1. What were your hopes for 2020 on December 31, 2019?
  2. Do you have hope right now?
  3. What makes biblical hope unique?
  4. Put yourself in Mary’s sandals. What would your reaction have been? How should that relate to your life as a follower of Jesus?
  5. Why should we struggle with hope? How are you doing so right now?
  6. Have you surrendered to hope? What do the steps to surrender (counting the cost, considering the commitment, and trusting the process/plan) look like for you right now?
  7. What is your takeaway and application this week?