The purpose is to grow the feeling of hope, to move the members into a position of securing their hope in God.
For this message any fun and welcoming ice breaker could work.
Search for an ice breaker that leads people from one end of the room to the other, a start and finish line would be ideal.
Exodus 15:22-26 needs to be the scripture on which we build our discussions.
Ask relevant questions:
- What does it mean to have hope?
- Who did the people put their hope in?
- Why were they complaining if God just brought them through the Red sea?
- How often do we find ourselves moaning before God shortly after a blessing?
- Who did Moses cry out to?
- Was Moses obedient to Gods instruction?
- Were did Moses find his hope?
Here are some scriptures of Biblical figures placing their hope in God. (Choose people by name to read these scriptures.)
1. Genesis 18:22 (Hope in God to save them)
2. Exodus 40:36-38 (Hope that God would be with them)
3. Joshua 10:12 (Hope to overcome the enemy)
4. Matthew 15:32-39 (Hope that He provides)
5. John 4:49-50 (Hope for healing)
6. 1 Tim 6:17 (Trust in God not uncertain riches)
Praise songs that we can come with thanksgiving. The worship should make them hear and sing of the hope we have in Him.
Minister to those who have maybe lost hope.
Allow people to encourage on