Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
The Proof of Hope. [Hope Again, pt 3 / 3]

That spark of hope many of us feel at Christmas… isn’t just a warm feeling from too much eggnog, expert marketing, excitement for presents, or nostalgia of selective childhood memories. It is a glimpse of something real. it is a beacon to a real hope for our real lives right now. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from… You can experience this hope today.

Main Points:
[01:13] Christmas offers us a chance to hope again.
[02:25] Hope is confidently trusting that God keeps his promises.
[07:28] God promises everyone an individual and personal relationship of love.
[10:22] All of God’s promises are fulfilled in and through Jesus.
[12:22] Jesus’ resurrection proved he is more powerful than the worst the world has to offer.
[16:04] The Christmas story can be your story of hope.
[16:52] We can confidently hope again b/c xmas is proof that God keeps his promises.

Invitation to Pray: Thank you for keeping your promises. I choose to trust and hope in you. Teach me to love with your love.

Reflection Questions:

  1. Over the course of our time spent together in Mary’s Song (Luke 1:45-55), what was the most memorable, challenging, or encouraging aspect?
  2. Jon said, “The Christmas story can be your story of hope.” What do you hope for this Christmas season? What would you consider to be a next right step as you put hope into action?
  3. Slowly reread Luke 1:54-55 and Luke 4:16-21. Sit for a few minutes with it. Write or share with someone, what pops off the page? What does that mean for you personally?
  4. Share with your group how they can pray for you, either via text or in person. If you don’t have a group, but have a prayer request or want to be in a group, email us at and we can start that conversation!


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