Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

You can move beyond "hoping for the best" into confident assurance of your relationship with God because of his goodness, not your own.

Key Points:

  • No Hope
  • False Hope
  • Real Hope

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. When you were LDS, what level of confidence did you have about your standing with God? Explain.
  4. Did you ever have a time when you lost hope? What happened?
  5. Why are self, church, and other people inadequate objects of our hope?
  6. Read Philippians 3:3-9. Describe how Paul moved from a false hope to a real hope.
  7. Why is God an adequate object of our hope?
  8. Read 1 John 5:11-13. Why do Christians have reason to be confident about their standing with God?
  9. Do you believe that “hoping” can become “knowing”? Why or why not?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.