Message Date: 16-May-09
Pastor: Don McClure
Message Title: Hope for Hopelessness

Scriptures: 2 Kings 5:1-15, 1 Cor 1:23-35

Recommended Launch Question(s): What was it your life that you finally realized needed change? Did you cry out to God for the change?

Recommended Guiding Question(s): Has God ever asked you to do something that you thought was impossible? What was it?

How have you seen God deliver you or someone you know from a hopeless situation? How was God glorified in this case?

Why do you think it is more difficult for a rich, or famous, or prideful, or strong-willed person to give their life to the Lord?

Was there a time God brought your through a trial and you had a stronger faith on the other side? Tell us about it.

Have you seen God deliver someone from a hopeless situation after worldly counsel had failed to provide the answer?

What role does obedience to God's plan play being delivered from a hopeless situation?

Have you ever been delivered by God after you humbled yourself before him?

Recommended Summary Question(s): Is there one of you here today that has a feeling of hopeless? (Leader: if there is one, have the whole group pray for them)

Recommended Application Question(s): Do you know someone who feels hopeless? Will you reach out to them with the love of God this week?