Hope – A Harvest of Joy

Hope is like a tree planted in the soil of God who is our hope (you are what you eat). If we lack fruitfulness in our lives don’t examine the fruit, look to the tree. Is our hope in the LORD strong with deep roots to nourish and hold us firmly in Him, or  is our hope wavering? Let’s discover how a strong hope brings a harvest of joy in our lives.

Life Group Study Guide

Hope to Share 2. Harvest of Joy

The Identity Test

The Identity Test causes us to try to prove ourselves and earn God’s favor. Let’s not fall into the performance trap, but learn to overcome every temptation just like Jesus!

The devil wants us to question our identity in Christ. In this message we add keys #4-7 to our keyring to overcome temptation.

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you?

1. How can the word of God help you to overcome your struggle with temptation?

  • We all face the identity test, so according to the scriptures what is your identity in Christ and before the LORD? Make a list of identity scriptures.

2. When is your flesh the weakest making you most vulnerable to temptation?

  • Read Romans 8 – what does it mean that “the righteous requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us?”
  • What is the difference between living according to the flesh and the Spirit?

3. Why don’t you pray about temptation?

  • When should you pray about temptation?
  • Look at Jesus teaching on prayer in Matthew 6, in what ways will prayer help you overcome temptation?

4. How has the enemy brought a surprise attack of temptation following times of victory in your life?

  • Why is personal will-power or determination not enough to overcome temptation
  • How does acknowledging our weakness help us overcome temptation?