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Discussion Questions for DNA:Grace-Filled

How would you describe a person who is "grace-filled"? What do you think would be their strong character traits? What would be their weaker character traits?

How does God show himself to be "grace-filled"?

Read Ephesians 2:4-5.

What do you think it means to be "dead in our sins"? (Read Galatians 5:19-22 for a list) Do you see yourself (or your former self) in this list?

How have you experienced the grace of God in your life?

Have a few group members share stories about times other people have extended God's grace to them. How did it impact their life?

As a group, make a list of opportunities you might have to show grace to other people. When is it easy to show grace to people? When is it difficult to show grace to people?

How would your life be different if you determined to be a person who showed grace to everyone you came into contact with? Are there limits to the amount of grace you should show some people? Why or why not?

For groups with families: How would your family-life change if everyone in your house tried to show more grace to one another?

How can this group be a more grace-filled place?


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Here is a great exercise for a new group. The instructions are pretty simple. Go around the group giving each person the opportunity to choose one question and answer it honestly. Anyone can follow-up with an opinion or clarifying question (no critiquing each other's answers, though). Once a question has been answered, no one else may answer that question.

If your group is larger, you may want to alter the rule and allow each question to be answered 2 or 3 times. Ideally, each person should end up answering 3-5 questions.

As the leader, pay attention to the conversation. Let the discussion run its course as this is how people in the group build their relationships with one another. You can use these questions, modify them or create your own.