These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Overflow with Hope

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, The God of Hope.

1. Romans 15:4-6, 13. How do we fill up with hope which overflows into the way we live?

2. 1 Peter 3:15-16. What is the first step to being prepared to give a reason for hope? How should that hope be presented to others?

3. 1 Peter 1:1-25; Colossians 1:3-6, 13-27. What is the hope revealed in the Bible?

4. Romans 5:1-11. How does faith, hope, and love work together to produce peace and joy in our lives?

5. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; 4:13-5:11. How did the people of the church of the Thessalonians live out their faith, hope, and love? What is the hope we share in common with them?

6. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Hebrews 6:16-20. How does hope serve as an "anchor for the soul"?

7. Hebrews 12:1-13. Why should we "not grow weary and lose heart"? What is the greatest encouragement we can hold onto when life gets really tough?

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