Let Hope In, Session 5: Free Student Devotion, “Faithful to Forgive”

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This is the free student devotional for Let Hope In, Session 5: Hope Renewed. Pause Listen to the song, “That’s How You Forgive” by Shane and Shane. Then, reflect on today’s Scripture passage.  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” —1 John 1:9 [...]

Let Hope In, Session 6: Make a Difference in One School

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The future is bleak for children in Cape Town’s townships, but with good examples and education, they can have hope. You can give township children hope for the future. CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Flocks of chatting, laughing children in navy and baby-blue uniforms are still swarming onto school grounds at 8:15. Class is supposed [...]

Let Hope In, Session 6: Reaching Beyond the Beach

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  By Andrew Greer   Making Waves for the Kingdom  Though her youthful voice confirms her still tender age, Georgia Cook articulates her perspective on God, relationships, and profession with the maturity of a young adult. But then again, Georgia is not a normal kid. Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, she is gaining accolades as one [...]

Let Hope In, Session 4: Free Student Devotion, “Over and Above”

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This is the free student devotional for Let Hope In, Session 4: Hope Expressed. Pause Take some time and ponder this quote from Josh McDowell: “If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future [...]

From the Editor: 4 Reminders to Keep Us Expressing Hope

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  Pete Wilson, the writer of the Let Hope In Bible study, says, We may not be ungrateful, but we can forget to be grateful. We get used to the things we’ve been given, and we begin to take them for granted. Believers can do that in their relationship with Christ. The longer we have [...]

Let Hope In, Session 5: Do You Make the Grade?

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 By Jennifer McCaman Never fall short again.  Report cards. For some, the memory evokes dread — a scheduled reminder of academic shortcomings. A few C’s meant getting grounded or, at the very least, receiving that disapproving look from parents. Self-worth often became embedded in those weighty letters. Right or wrong, the report card system brands [...]

From the Editor: Our Hope is a Person

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As many of you prepare for Session 3 of the “Let Hope In” study (Session 10 if you are using Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults or Bible Studies For Life: Adults, King James Version), you already know the theme for the session is “Hope Personified,” and that it looks at one of Jesus’ best-known [...]

Let Hope In, Session 3: Free Student Devotion, “A Happy Father”

This is the free student devotional for Let Hope In, Session 3: Hope Personified. Pause Put away anything that might distract you. Thank God for the day He has given you and ask Him to use this time in His Word to transform your life, desires, and actions. Read the parable of the Prodigal Son in [...]

Let Hope In, Session 4 (Hope Expressed): Joy in the Journey

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I used to date a girl we’ll call Gelda. This girl would have curdled milk. She had the ability to suck the life out of any conversation with arrogance, manipulation, or sulking. The funny thing is that when we were dating, I was praying to God that He would bring us closer together, that He [...]

From the Editor: Hope Found

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Where do you look for hope? This week, Bible Studies For Life General Editor Ronnie Floyd reminds us that we live in a culture that inundates is with false remedies and placebos to attempt to make us feel better, or at least make us forget. Dr. Floyd rightly calls these “false, ineffective hopes.” Where is [...]