Have you ever had a time in your life where you felt hopeless? Why? How did that sense of hopelessness impact every other part of your life? Why do you think hope is so vital the Christian life?
In Romans 15:13, Paul calls our Maker and Savior, “The God of Hope.” Drawing on the larger context of Romans, what does it mean that God is a God of hope? How does this encourage you in your Christian walk?
From the sermon, how does our community life together (the “joy and peace” in Romans 15:13) impact our experience of God’s hope?
What was most helpful/challenging to you in this text and/or the sermon on this text?