We are encouraging all small groups to go through the Anchored study. You can find everything you need at www.anchoredstudy.com. We will offer a shortened message-based study from now through the end of the year to allow your group to go through Anchored. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at smallgroups@gethope.net.

Main Idea

To be able to trust God with our future and walk by faith, we have to learn that God’s ways are better than our ways and have the courage to follow Him in obedience.


Key Verse(s)

Isaiah 55:8-9

Genesis 22:1-14

Hebrews 11:17-19


Discuss the Message

What stood out to you from the message this weekend? (a point, verse or story you remember, etc.)


What is God teaching you through what you learned either from the message or the verses this week?


God tested Abraham and Abraham responded in complete trust and obedience. What enabled him to respond in the way he did to such a severe test? What did the test reveal about Abraham’s heart?


Apply the Message

Abraham trusted in God’s promise to make a great nation from his son Isaac. He did not hesitate when God asked him to sacrifice Isaac because he believed God would not allow Isaac to die. He fully trusted God. Are we willing to trust that God’s ways are better than our ways or will we continue to try to make our own way instead?


If you have not placed your faith in God, realize you will never experience the freedom and purpose God has for you until you take the step of faith to trust in what Jesus did on your behalf on the cross. Are you ready to finally take this step today?


If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, ask yourself some of these questions:

  • Am I playing it safe?
  • What would it look like to take a step of faith out of my comfort zone?
  • Is there some prompting from God I’ve been afraid to follow?
  • What am I trying to control that I need to place in God’s hands?

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