Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (May 23rd, 2018)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Perseverance (Part 5)
1 Peter 1:17-19

Intro: In this study we'll explore the part accountability plays in our perseverance.

Perseverance defined:
(1) patient endurance in the face of adversity or opposition
(2) repeated behavior in spite of resistance
Truths we garner about accountability in our text:
• It is a universal expectation.
• It is a seasonable expectation.
• It is a reasonable expectation.

Key Thought:
We are accountable for the words we use.

Q1: How do you determine what words are acceptable and/or unacceptable?
Q1: How do you determine what words are acceptable and/or unacceptable?

Acceptable words are:
Honest
Humble
Honorable
Helpful
Hopeful

Unacceptable words:
Disrespect
Devalue
Discredit
Disgust
Detract

Q2: What does a fluctuating vocabulary say about you?
Q2: What does a fluctuating vocabulary say about you?

• The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.

Q3: When are you most likely to use inappropriate words? Why?
Q3: When are you most likely to use inappropriate words? Why?

• As citizens of heaven our vocabulary should exemplify the King we serve.

Takeaway Questions:
1. What words should you eliminate from your vocabulary?
2. What words should you incorporate into your vocabulary?