The Christian life is essentially a life of hope. The word "hope" occurs 52 times in the New Testament alone. And if you look up those 52 passages, you will find that it is always connected in some way to God. God is the author of hope.

1. According to Romans 15:13, the God of hope will fill us with
  so we will abound in
  through the power of the Holy Ghost.

2. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 tells us that we can be recipients of good hope through

3. According to Titus 3:7, what is the basis for our hope of eternal life?

4. According to 1 Peter 1:3, what is the basis for our living hope?

5. Because we know that our Hope is real we are willing to wait
  for it to come to pass. (Romans 8:24-25)
  We count it as certain and real, as something valuable.

6. Romans 12:12 tells us we are to
  c) continue in

7. The blessing of hope not only refers to our sure hope of salvation. It is also a blessing that we hope for and expect to have a good life. Read Jeremiah 29:11.
  a) What are the thoughts God has for His children?
  b) What is the expected end?

8. What did the following Bible heroes do when things got bad and it seemed like their hope was in vain?
  a) David (Psalm 42:5)
  b) Job (Job 1:21)
  c) Paul & Silas (Acts 16:25)

9. In the end, what happened to them?
  a) David (2 Samuel 5:3-4)
  b) Job (Job 42:10)
  c) Paul & Silas (Acts 16:35)
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