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 [...]

Let Hope In, Session 2: Free Student Devotion, “The Answer: Jesus”

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This is the free student devotional for Let Hope In, Session 2: Hope Found. Pause Consider this quote as you begin your time with God today: “[The gospel] is not only the way we begin in Christ; it is the way we grow in Christ.” —J.D. Greear in Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary Have [...]

Let Hope In, Session 3: A Father’s Heart

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By Mark Smeby  How many men actually know how to be an amazing dad? Glenn McClure sure didn’t. But he wanted to find a way. So he set out on a journey. Glenn’s Journey  Having been adopted, Glenn McClure felt like part of his journey was finding his birth family, as well as a biological [...]

Let Hope In, Session 3: Holding Out Hope

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by Jennifer McCaman No one understands hope like a college student. Every time you read a chemistry book till 5 a.m., pay your tuition, or work a double shift only to be rewarded by your minimum-wage paycheck, you’re forced to remind yourself that this is not for the rest of your life. You’re hoping for something more. Your hope [...]

Let Hope In, Session 3: First You Celebrate

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  By Ann Brandt Someone once asked me, “What did you do when you learned your husband’s brain tumors were gone?”’  Without hesitation I answered, “We went to Hawaii.” I hastily qualified my statement, saying, “When you find out the cancer is gone and you’re going to live, you celebrate.” For my husband and me, [...]

Let Hope In, Session 2: The War is Over

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By Jennifer McCaman Christ made a way for peace. War often brings to mind images of battlefields, heavy ammunition, tanks, grenades, and soldiers outfitted in full battle array. Brave men and women go to war for our country daily in foreign lands. But far from the devastation of gunfire and bombs, another war quietly rages, [...]

Let Hope In, Session 2: Don’t Waste Your Life

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By Mark Merrill  Prioritize what matters most.  Last time I checked, 10 out of 10 people die. Death is certain. But people don’t want to talk about it. Why? Let’s face it: We fear it. And besides, it’s flat-out uncomfortable and depressing to talk about our eventual demise. So what do we do instead? Author Os [...]

Let Hope In, Session 2: Sweet Release

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Making Joy Your New Default Setting Sometimes it’s easy to cling to pain and disappointment. What would life be like to really live without it? By Steven James Sometimes I do a good job of keeping my eyes on heaven, on the unseen, on Jesus and His kingdom and those types of things. But all too often I get [...]

Let Hope In, Session 1: Free Student Devotion, “Mission Purpose”

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This is the free student devotional for Let Hope In, Session 1: Hope Needed. Pause Think about the situations, circumstances, or relationships in your life that seem impossible right now. Ask God for the strength to trust in His power, even over what seems impossible. Look, I am Yahweh, the God of all flesh. Is [...]

Let Hope In, Session 1: Shadow of a Doubt

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By Kris Dolberry Why it’s OK to question your faith    I had the privilege of growing up in church. It was a small one with about 60 to 70 average attendees. My dad was a deacon. My mom was a Sunday school teacher. My parents did a terrific job planting seeds of the gospel [...]