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Children of God: Lifegroup Questions

  • Read the passage as a group, having each person read one verse.

  • What are the things that stick out at you in this passage?
    • Key Words
    • Big Ideas
    • Contrasts
    • Patterns

  • All of these verses (and those beyond) are unpacking a big truth: "We are the children of God"

  • Describe the ideal family meal. What does it look like, sound like, feel like? What is the interaction like?

  • What are some of the behaviors and attitudes that show someone to be a "child of God"?

  • Tell a story that illustrates what it means to be live rightly.

  • Do verses 6-10 teach that a Christian can never sin? Why or why not? What do these verses teach regarding Christians and sin?

  • What do you think it means to "live in him"? (vs. 6). Read John 15:4-8. Do these verses add any insight to the idea of "living in Jesus"?

  • How does a relationship change (for better and worse) when you live with someone? How would your relationship with Jesus change if you literally lived with Him?

  • How have you experienced God's lavishing of love recently? Do you think you would live more like His child, if you felt His love more often? Why or why not?

In relationships, how does being physically close to someone enhance your ability to feel loved by them?

  • How can we (as God's children) intentionally position ourselves in places to experience God's love?

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