Read each passage of scripture taking time to answer the following questions:
1. What does this passage of scripture say about God?
2. What does this passage of scripture say about us (humanity)?
3. What does this passage of scripture say about the relationship between God and us (humanity)?
SCRIPTURE ONE : REVELATION 22: 1-5, CEB
Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, shining like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life, which produces twelve crops of fruit, bearing its fruit each month. The tree’s leaves are for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more. They won’t need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine on them, and they will rule forever and always.
SCRIPTURE TWO: 1 PETER 3:15, CEB
Instead, regard Christ the Lord as holy in your hearts. Whenever anyone asks you to speak of your hope, be ready to defend it.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS :
Hopelessness is the inability to envision or imagine a better future. We go to scripture, studying it, to better understand God’s vision for a better future. This allows us to imagine the world as God desires it so
that we may in turn model it in our own lives.