1. Is Christ's second coming and the promise of future glory with God something that gives you hope, personally? Or are there other things that you put your hope in?
2. Do you agree that suffering is the way through which our hope in God is strengthened? Are there any instances where you've experienced this in your life?
3. Are there times when you're tempted that the hope we have will be insufficient, or lacking at the end of the day? What does the passage say about that?
4. Spend some time sharing about any trials and difficulties that you may be facing, and pray for one another.