Life Group Notes for Sunday 25 April – 1 John 3

Life Group Notes for Sunday 25 April – 1 John 3

The big idea from the message: We are saved to adoption. We get to call God our Father! This should change the way we love others.

Outline: All Christians should live in three arenas:

  1. what we are (v1)
  2. what we shall be (v2)
  3. what we should be. (v3)

Disussion questions:

  1. How great a love did the Father bestow on us? Outside of salvation, give examples in the Bible of how God loved people.
  2. What about you, outside of salvation, in what ways has God shown love to you?
  3. What are the privileges and blessings which are ours as the result of our adoption?
    1. Read the following passages to define these things.
      1. Romans 8:15. Galatians 4:6.
      2. Ephesians 3:14-15, Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.
      3. Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18.
      4. Hebrews 12:6-11, Philippians 1:6
      5. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Isaiah 66:13. Matthew 23:37.
      6. Romans 8:19-23, John 15:13-15.
      7. Romans 8:17
  4. How does this text speak to our attitude towards orphans? How can we make a difference, in the name of Jesus, to demonstrate the Father-love of God?
  5. What do you think of fostering and adoption as a practical outworking of this text?
  6. How can we pray for your walk this week?

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