What’s the difference between living and existing? Between success and failure? Joy and despair?
- You have more satisfying relationships.
- You’re more productive.
- You’re less affected by stress.
- You’re more successful.
- You’re more satisfied.
- You’re more compassionate.
- You’re more willing to help people in need.
- You’re physically healthier.
- You hold yourself to higher moral and ethical standards.
- You’re more likely to assume leadership.
- You’re more likely to see God as loving, caring, and forgiving.
The Unleashing Hope series is about discovering new levels of hope through our relationship with God and living with the authentic hope that only he offers to us. We want to unleash hope in our relationships, our careers, our church, our community, and the world!
Join us on September 16 as we begin this journey.
And if you haven’t joined a small group yet, please join one today by signing up here. Being in a small group will help you grow spiritually, and your relationships with God and with others will be strengthened and deepened.
WEEK 1 RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES
No one does well when running on empty. This week is about building your relationship with God to levels of strength you may have never experienced before.
WEEK 2 RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS
In life, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you expect. This week is about how to get liberated from fear by living by faith. When’s the last time you had a God-sized vision for your life?
WEEK 3 REFOCUS ON THE FUTURE
Nobody goes forward well when they’re looking back. This week is about how to finally let go of the past and catch a fresh vision from God for your future.
WEEK 4 PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
Congratulations. You and every other Christian are highly gifted by God. The problem is, no one knows it. This week is about how to discover, develop, and deploy your God-given gifts.
WEEK 5 REFUSE TO GO IT ALONE
The Lone Ranger made a great television series, but it’s a lousy way to live. This week is about how to get connected.
WEEK 6 REPLACE BURNOUT WITH BALANCE
The least obeyed verse in the Bible is Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” This week is about how to get off the treadmill and focus on the things that matter most. No one who is stressed and overwhelmed has hope.
WEEK 7 PLAY GREAT DEFENSE
When discouragement, bitterness, resentment and anxiety enter, hope exits every time. This week is about how to let go of the things that are wrecking your inner life and destroying your relationships.
Please use the study guide to get more out of the series: Unleashing Hope Small Group Study Guide. There will be copies available in Trinity’s main office for you to pick up or if you are in a small group, your small group leader will have your copy ready for you the first time you meet.
And if you want to maximize the Unleashing Hope experience, here are some other resources:
Unleashing Hope Devotional – this is a daily devotional written by Ray Johnston, the author of the series.
The Hope Quotient – this is the book that accompanies the study. While it is not necessary to read the book to participate, you may find it useful. We will have copies on sale at Trinity before and after the service for $5/each.