God Offers Hope Instead Of Hopelessness

Big Truth:

God Offers Hope Instead Of Hopelessness

Romans 5:1-5; 8:18-23; 15:13; Colossians 1:21-23; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 6:17-20

Bible Verse:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

1 Peter 1:3

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin makes us hopeless because it causes us to place our hope in empty things.
  • Through Jesus we can be born to a hope that is alive.
  • The hope that we can have in God is greater than our circumstances, hardships, and losses.
  • Our hope compels us to live today in light of the day when Jesus comes again.

Bible Story:

Acts 4:1-5:42

The disciples suffered many things after Jesus died and ascended to heaven. They were arrested multiple times, beaten, threatened with death, yet they found joy in being so mistreated. They knew that their suffering was because of their faithfulness to Christ. Even in the midst of their suffering, they found hope because they trusted in Jesus.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us new life (new desires, purpose) through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • See life in light of God’s promises to those who are in Jesus.

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Every child should feel:

  • The need to live differently because of Jesus.

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Every child should want:

  • To be freed and rescued from their sin and given new life in Jesus.