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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bible Session Notes - June 27th

A Journey of Hope
World Concern Video
Video Review
The title of this video is A Journey of Hope. My desire for all of you is to be on a journey of hope. So, what is hope?

Hope defined: (noun) the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best

1 – In the video, what did giving someone hope look like? What were some of the things that World Concern was doing to give people in Kenya, Haiti, Vietnam and other countries hope?
  • Giving them clean water to drink
  • Giving them a chance at an education
  • Friendship – not being alone
  • Helping care for AIDS orphans
  • Feeding the poor
  • Medical aid
  • Financial security
  • Job training
  • Micro loans
  • Christ
2 – In Kenya, they set up clinics to give medical aid to the people there.
      a. Does anyone remember how many people were seen in one day?
      b. Was everyone waiting seen?
      c. How long were some people waiting?
          2 hours

3 – What is the longest you ever had to wait for medical care?
       Kids answered.
4 – One World Concern worker said we are “called by Christ” to care about others and help meet their basic needs. What are your thoughts on that?
      Kids answered

5 – One thing that stood out to me is that World Concern works with the people to give them ownership in what they are doing. They don’t just go in and feed the people and call it good. They get in with the people and ask what they see as their greatest need and then help the people meet that need. They don’t do all the work for them. I think if you really want to help someone long term you need to teach them how to continue to live after you leave.
      There’s an old saying. “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown

Bible Drill
1Pe 1:3-9 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Col 1:5 the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel

Pro 13:12 Hope deferred (delayed) makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Something to think about:
Many of the people that have not yet been reached by Christians are living a life of hope deferred. They are sick from waiting for something good to happen in their lives. Many have given up on any hope at all, because they have been waiting so long. How can you give someone hope today? Maybe a smile is all they need. Maybe you need to sign up to go on a mission trip with a local church or agency. Maybe you need to tell your lonely friend, “I love you, and Jesus loves you even more.” How can you give someone hope today?

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