Our Living Hope.

July 10, 2020 Preacher: Gareth Franks Series: The Gospel of Luke

Topic: Christian Living Scripture: Luke 7:11–17

Have you ever heard of the story of the man who was lost in an underground mining shaft? Then, after some time he saw some light at the end of a tunnel, but then realized that it was a train coming at him.
This Coronavirus has had me feeling a lot like this man at times. We all know someone who is feeling defeated, hopeless or depressed from this pandemic. We all know someone or some families who are struggling financially, physically as well as emotionally.
We are living in a time where there is a lot of hurt, suffering and despair. Unfortunately many people living with false hope. There is a desperate need for a message of true hope to overcome the despair and of real power to overcome our weakness. We need hope. Not dead hope or false temporary hope, but a true-living hope. If Christ can conquer death, then there is no problem you or I will ever face that He cannot handle for us. He has conquered it all. The gospel of Jesus Christ offers that true hope and real power to this hurting world.
Discussion Questions
1. How can we deepen our compassion for the lost?
2. Why is it important to see that conversion is nothing less than God’s imparting new life to dead sinners?
3. If sinners are dead spiritually, is it contradictory to call on them to repent and believe? Why not?
4. Is conversion sudden and instantaneous or gradual?

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