Many structures of wood, brick and steel are built and established by hands of Man. Yet none of them, from shophouse to skyscraper, compares to the Church, the spiritual house of God.
Discover what makes up His house and how we are called to be part of it!

What do charts and graphs have to do with seasons?

This Sunday morning, Pastor Daniel Wee from Church Of Our Saviour shared some statistics about the Singapore church, and what it tells us about the season that the church is in. The time is now to preach the gospel in Singapore and reach the unreached. It may seem like a daunting task, but we remember the heart of our God for His people.

And we go forth, together ❤️‍🔥

Just as how Jesus sent His disciples to preach the Gospel, He is sending us out to our schools and neighbourhoods. Learn how we can make a lasting impact in the community God has placed us in!

Series: Faith For Generations
: Making God Known
Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Missions starts at home when parents play their role as their children’s first disciple-makers. How can we disciple our children? How can we make God known in our homes?

Perspective Questions:

  1. An idol is anything besides Christ that we place our security and significance in. What are some “idols” that can seduce believers away from God? 

  2. In what ways can believers give their best to anything or anyone but God? 

Application Questions:

  1. How can we centre our lives around God’s words? 

  2. Parents, what are possible opportunities to learn and teach God’s words to your children? 

Series: Faith For Generations
: Taking God Seriously
Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-3

How can we take God seriously in our lives and help the next generation to do the same, so that they can live out their faith in an ever-changing environment?

General Questions:

  1. What do you think it means to take God seriously? How do you think your life will be different if you start to take God more seriously?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Taking God seriously requires us to have the right understanding of God, which involves an appreciation of both His grace and His holiness. Which aspect of God do you tend to focus on more? What do you think can happen if you focus too much on one aspect at the expense of another?

  2. Reflect on how you are spending your time, energy, and resources. What do you take most seriously in your life, and how does that compare with God’s position in your heart? 

  3. Parents, reflect on your interaction with your children. What does your conversation topic revolve around? How would your conversation with your children be different if you take their spiritual development more seriously? 

Application Questions:

  1. To take God seriously, we must first understand God’s Word before we can obey it. What are some distractions or obstacles that may hinder believers from understanding and obeying His Word? How do you think you can practically re-orient your schedule so that you can spend time to listen to God? For families, how can your family schedule and prioritise learning and doing God’s Word together as a family?

  2. What are specific areas where God may be nudging you to take His command or promise more seriously? How would you respond to His prompting?

We have the privilege and responsibility to teach and inspire the next generation to give their hearts to God.

God continues to work out His redemptive plan through generations of believers who are committed to Him. Find out how we can pass on our faith for generations.

Series: Hearts On Fire Focus Series 1
Title: So The Next Generation Would Know
Text: Psalm 78:1-8

We cannot be so focused on our own spiritual walk that we neglect the spiritual health of the generation after us. How can we help the next generation to know God?

General Questions:

  1. Sir Isaac Newton, the famous English scientist, once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  How have you benefited from the wisdom of those who came before you?  

Perspective Questions:

  1. Building or investing in the youth is a familiar concept to both believers and non-believers. But what distinguishes believers from non-believers in the way we build the next generation? 

  2. What are some reasons believers may be reluctant to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord” (v4)? 

  3. Our time on earth has an expiration date. After we are gone, what do we want to leave behind for those after us?  

Application Questions:

  1. Among “Build bridges, not walls”, “Role-model commitment to God” and “Influence the youths in our sphere”, what are the immediate steps you can take in the coming weeks?  What are efforts the LG can take together, especially during Hope Conference?

Series: A Brick In His House
Title: From Darkness Into Light
Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10

Christ-followers are called out of darkness into God’s wonderful light. The church, which is the body of Christ, are set apart by God and for God. What does it mean for the Church to be set apart?

General Questions:

  1. What are the privileges and blessings that you have personally received from Christ since coming to know Him? Share your personal experiences. 

Perspective Questions:

  1. What comes to your mind when you think of holiness? The Church is holy when we are set apart for God’s purposes. What then are God’s purposes? What part do you think you play in fulfilling these purposes as part of the body of Christ?

  2. Gratefulness for the mercy that we have received from God should be the motivation for us to obey and declare God’s goodness. Why do you think it is important to have the right motivation in obeying or serving God? What will happen if we obey or serve with the wrong motivation? Are there times when you did not have the motivation to serve? Why? 

Application Questions:

  1. How do you think you can participate in God’s purpose for the world through the church? Are there areas that you are prompted to start serving in (e.g. in Church ministries)? 

  2. What are the ways that you think your LG can work together to proclaim Jesus to the pre-believers?

Series: A Brick In His House
Title: From Stones to a House
Text: N.A.

Many structures of wood, brick and steel are built and established by the hands of man. Yet none of them, from shophouse to skyscraper, compares to the Church, the spiritual house of God.

Discover what makes up His House and how we are called to be part of it!

General Questions:

  1. How did you come to Hope Church? Why did you eventually decide to stay and root yourself here?

  2. What do you think are the purposes of the church?

Perspective Questions:

  1. 1 Peter 2 talks of Jesus as the cornerstone of the Church. Read up about the functions of the cornerstone in ancient buildings (foundation, reference point, alignment). How should knowing the role Jesus plays in the church affect the way we view and be involved in church? What does it mean for us as believers today?

  2. Some people think of church as a service, building or organisation. How does the bible define the church? How should I consider my role as a member of the church?

  3. “I love Jesus but not the church!” is a refrain we hear. Is it possible to be a follower of Christ without the church? What are the dangers of not having a community to support your journey? 

Application Questions:

  1. Being part of a community is difficult. Why should we still love the church and be a part of it despite its imperfections? What should I do in a church that is imperfect? What role do we play in the church? 

  2. In our fast-paced society, we have so many other things fighting for our attention. Why should we prioritise the church? What does it look like? How can the life group aid your journey to put Jesus first?

Series: Faith & Family
Title: Love At Full Stretch
Text: 1 Peter 4:7a, 8

When those who matter to us do not respond according to our desires, we may feel unheard, unappreciated or offended. How can we continue to love as a family in the midst of disappointments and frustrations? 

General Questions:

  1. Someone once said that unmet expectations is a ‘silent killer’ in relationships. Would you agree? Why?

Perspective Questions:

  1. To Peter, believers prepare for Christ’s return as King and Judge by living right before God and with one another in the present (1 Pet 4:7a, 8). How would keeping the end in mind affect or change the way we serve or relate with one another, especially when our expectations are not met?   

  2. What may happen if we do not handle unmet expectations well? Conversely, if we respond with the deep love that Peter calls for (1 Pet 4:8), what may happen?

Application Questions:

  1. It can be tempting to hold grudges against those who have let us down. Yet the Bible challenges us to respond with a love that keeps no record of wrongs (1 Cor 13:5). How can we practically live this out?

  2. Perhaps we should expect to have unmet expectations in our relationships because we are all works in progress. How can we manage our expectations?