Rejoice In Hope
Opening Prayer: Join in prayer today thanking the Lord for the hope we have been given through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
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In very large print , have the children
write out the word H O P E. Let them take their time
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Memory Verse : Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; - Romans 12:12
MY HOPE IS BUILT
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Today's Bible Reading
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 Be of the same mind one toward another.
Follow Up Discussion Questions:
1. What is the hope of God's children ? Talk about it and also share the following verses with your class after you have heard their answers :
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:- Colossians 1:27
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment
of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;1 Timothy 1:1
2. Ask the children if they know who wrote the Book of Romans ,
Colossians and Timothy ? ( St. Paul )
3 . According to Romans 12:12 what are we to called to rejoice in ? ( Hope ) !
4. Who are we to rejoice with as commanded of -in verse 15 ?
5. Who are we to weep with according to verse 15?
6. What kind of mind are we to have toward one another ?
(vs 16) -
7. What does this mean ? Talk about it .
8. Who is our hope now and always ? (Jesus Christ )
9. Do the children of God have reason to rejoice ? ( yes ! )
Read the following verse to the children :
Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.
1 John 3:2-3
Close in prayer thanking the Lord for the hope He has given to us through