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Sunday - Hope

Hope is the desire for something to happen. It’s an expectation of a future event. Place your hope carefully, though. If you place it in the wrong stuff and that stuff doesn’t happen then you’ve lost your hope. In Ezekiel, God spoke hope over a whole valley of dry bones. What might he speak over us? When we live in the hope of Christ, how are we changed? How are our lives different when our hope is rightly placed?

- Nathan Metz

He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
— Ezekiel 37:2-4

First Thoughts

Each morning, take a moment in the quiet to meet with Jesus and consider today’s banner: Hope.

Consider a spiritual check-up. Much like a physical check up, pause, take a moment, and see how your soul is doing. What is working? What is not working? Talk to God about this and allow Him a response to you. Consider talking with another believer about what is stirring in your heart.


Table Talk

Meeting in community is one of the most valuable times at Family Camp. No matter what venue the members of your table attended, they studied the same things you did! Consider discussing these questions with the people around your lunch table!

What does hope mean to you?

What size is your hope?

What is this hope like?


Activities

Each day, activities are schedules for a variety of age groups. Click the Schedule link below for today’s activities.


Evening

Nathan Metz

Hope

Ezekiel 37 and Revelation 4

There are some great conversations that happen around our evening camp fires!As you close out your day, consider bringing one or two of these questions to the group. If you have children to put to bed, consider asking them these questions to help them process things throughout the week.

How has God been speaking with you today?

Christ speaks words of hope over your life - what are these specific words of hope for your life?

In what areas of your life are weakness and “success” present, instead of hope?

You have been given a voice, whether by speech, text, writing, or otherwise. How can you use your voice to speak words of hope to others? With whom is God calling you to speak these words of hope?