Every now and then we start a study at MCC that seems to be much more helpful than the average study. This month, we started one of those studies.
N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope is one of those books that everyone kept recommending, and which I have sitting on my shelf, but which I haven’t quite got around to cracking open just yet. I wish I had read it sooner. The DVD study is wonderful, and I highly recommend it if you’re leading a small group or Bible study. It’s available at a few places, but Amazon and CBD: Reformed seem to have the best prices on the resources. (And I think only CBD carries the DVD.)
The study centers on the questions, (1) What is our hope? and (2) What are we doing about it in the meantime? Wright has done a great job so far, and I’ll probably post a follow-up after we’re done with this study. In any case, the study has already opened up some good discussion at our church about bringing hope (specifically, bringing the hope found only in Jesus Christ) to the children in our drug-riddled, abuse-filled area.
I’ll post in a video below in which N.T. Wright does a good job of laying some groundwork for the content of the rest of the study.
Looking forward to bringing hope to the world,