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Hope Is Contagious

Not Afraid

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Key Scriptures

We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly. As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 NLT

For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power ...
1 Thessalonians 1:5 NLT

And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. ...
1 Thessalonians 1:8 NLT

News of this spread through all that region.
Matthew 9:26 NIV

News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Mark 1:28 NIV

So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly ...
Acts 6:7 NIV

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:35 NIV

Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your LifeGroup. Use a communication method that works best for your situation.

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What’s your go-to pastime when you’re stuck at home?
  • How has the coronavirus situation affected your day- to-day so far?

Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.

  • Would you say you’re more of a hopeful person or a fearful person? Why so?
  • Have you ever been around someone whose passion for Jesus was so strong they couldn’t help but share the good news? What was it like being around them?
  • Read John 13:35. What are some ways you can share the good news of Jesus by the way you live and love?

Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.

  • What are some ways you can spread hope this week?
  • How can you use what God’s given you to bless your neighbors and others?

Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You for the good news. Thank You for everything Your Son did when He took the punishment for our sins. Because of Him, we have hope. Show us practical ways we can share that hope with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Try reaching out to a family member, friend, or neighbor this week and find out whether there’s some way you can safely serve them in the days to come.
  • Join us at Church Online any day of the week at
  • Start the Not Afraid Bible Plan with your family or LifeGroup using Plans With Friends:

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Hope Is Contagious

Not Afraid

Replace panic with peace. Replace anxiety with comfort. Replace the “what-ifs” with faith in what God can do. Join Pastor Craig Groeschel to see how we can have a contagious hope that fights back the fear of the unknown.

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