05.21.17 - Small Group Discussion

My Awkward Family - Incubating Grace

Main Point: God Put You in a Family to Help You Learn Grace.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?

  • What are your relationships with your siblings like? If you don’t have siblings, what about parents, cousins, etc?
     
  • Why do you think the Bible contains so many stories of dysfunctional family and sibling relationships?
     
  • How does being in a family teach us grace?

Read: Hebrews 12:14-17.

  • What does Peace mean to you?
     
  • What does Grace mean to you?
     
  • Is living in peace with others easy? Why or why not?
     
  • How is living a holy life connected to living in peace with others?
     
  • Does the way you talk about, and interact with, your family point people towards Jesus, or away from Jesus?
     
  • Is there a balance at times between giving grace and protecting your heart? Why or why not?
     
  • What role does accepting grace play in you being able to give grace?
     
  • How can we prevent bitterness from growing in our hearts?
     
  • What are we supposed to do in the situations where reconciliation is not possible, despite our efforts to live in peace?

Prayer: Pray that you will both give and accept grace.

Posted on May 21, 2017 .