Push Against Pessimism Going into 2023 - Message Only

This week we push against one of the biggest barriers betweenus and a great future. Brian Tome shows us how to lean into Gods power to walk out HIS unique plan for us in 2023 and beyond.

Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling...

Welcome to the Weekend-Follow Up This is the group part of the Bible Challenge, so your questions are based on specific Bible passages from the weekend message. Each week, your group will discover what God might be saying to you, and how you can respond through a group discussion.

  1. What’re you looking forward to most in the new year?

  2. What stood out to you most from this week’s message?

  3. How would you describe the filter through which you see the world around you?

  4. Do you tend to be more pessimistic, or optimistic? What might that tell you about the way you see God?

  5. What makes it hard to be optimistic?

  6. How might rooting your expectations for the future in God’s character impact your life today?

  7. What’s one area of your life you could step out in faith this week, hopeful for the future?

  8. Let’s end with prayer. You can say something like, “Jesus, thank you for working in our lives above and beyond anything we could ever hope or dream of. Fill our hearts with hopeful expectations even when troubles come. Amen.”

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Bonus Questions! Check these out if you’re on a roll and want to go a little deeper.

  • In what area(s) of your life are you operating solely on your own power?
  • How would your life change if you looked at everything through an eternal mindset instead of a temporal one?

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Jan 8, 2023 42 mins 50 sec

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