Abounding in Hope: A Bible Study on How to Resist Hopelessness and Despair

Abounding in Hope: A Bible Study on How to Resist Hopelessness and Despair

Is your child struggling with hopelessness or depression? Then you probably know that the answer isn't just to "cheer up" and paste a smile on. Your child or teen needs to take their feelings to the Bible and see what God has to say about them.

Abounding in Hope is a study that doesn't hide the ugly truth of despair. It attacks it with the truth of God's Word, emphasizing that there is hope found in Jesus, and through Him, we can overcome despair. Our Bible study on hope:

  • Points kids and teens to scripture so they know what to do with the feelings they're experiencing
  • Teaches kids and teens to counsel their emotions with truth
  • Helps parents teach about hope from a biblical perspective

This study isn't meant to replace professional help your child may need in dealing with depression. Instead, its intention is to show how to submit our emotions and feelings to God's truth!

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This study is part of our Heavy Feelings Series, designed to help your kids process their emotions and give them to God when they face trials. Learn more HERE.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BIBLE STUDY


This Bible study is available in 5 age levels and is meant to be done individually, then discussed together as a family. Each lesson has a consistent key truth, key Scripture, and central theme, no matter what age level your kids are working in. (More on our Family Bible Study Model HERE

Each study also comes with an age-appropriate fun pack that includes challenge cards, stickers, and a bookmark.

Abounding in Hope Bible Study for preschool inside

Pre-K (ages 2-4)

  • Written for Mom or Dad to read aloud
  • One key Scripture reference to read per lesson
  • Children color, trace, draw lines, or place stickers to complete an activity based on the theme of the lesson
  • Written in short, catchy rhymes that children can easily understand
  • Designed as a companion to the sibling and parent levels, not as a stand-alone study.
Abounding in Hope Bible Study for children inside

Primary Level (ages 5–7)

  • Written in paragraph form for Mom or Dad to read aloud
  • One to two Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Children draw in response to questions
  • Written in language young children can easily understand
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 
Abounding in Hope Bible Study for kids inside

Junior Level (ages 8–12)

  • Children work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Children have lines and boxes to write or draw responses
  • Two to three Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with a focus on issues school-aged kids face
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 
Abounding in Hope Bible Study for teens inside

Youth Level (ages 13+)

  • Teens work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Teens have lines to write their responses with a focus on application and apologetics
  • Three to five Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with a focus on issues teens face
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 
Abounding in Hope Bible Study parent guide inside

Parent Guide

  • Parents work independently, then discuss with the family
  • Parents have lines to write their responses with a focus on application and apologetics
  • Three to five Scripture passages to read per lesson
  • Written with parent tips to guide family discussion
  • Includes challenge cards that encourage personal application 

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FAQ

There is no scripture written out in our studies, only references. When it comes to growing faith, it's crucial that kids look up passages in the Bible for themselves and our studies are written to help them do that!

We study and write using ESV, as well as a variety of translations. Special attention has been given to make sure kids can answer questions regardless of the translation they are using.

We believe that the Bible is the absolute authority in matters of faith and practice. It's 100% true, with no exceptions or figurative sections. We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture; in one God eternally existing in three Persons; in the creation of all things, including man, as the direct act of God; in eternally secure salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the incarnation and virgin birth of Christ, and in His bodily resurrection; in the personal, bodily, premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ and His millennial reign on earth. Read more here.

This is by far the most common question we get around here. Please check out this video. I'll show you the differences between the levels and walk you through how to use them as a family!

You should purchase one copy per child. This will enable children to write in the book, as it is designed to record their drawings and responses to the Word.

Each Bible study is a slightly different length, ranging from 20 lessons to 28 lessons. We suggest doing one lesson a day. Most kids find that it takes about 15 minutes a day. 

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