Community Group Questions 11/6/11

11/6/11 – Just One, Part 7: Local Edition Check out this quick video tip for you this week:

http://vimeo.com/31678806

http://vimeo.com/31666904

Main Text:  Ephesians 1:3-10Topics:

  • God did not let anything stop Him from adopting us into His family, out of His love.
  • God planned before the beginning of time to adopt us into His family.
  • It always goes hand in hand: as we reflect what God has done for us, we do the same for others.
  • The challenge on Orphan Sunday:
    • There are needy children around the world that we can support.
    • Take another step in being a part of what God is doing through Foster Care.  Just take one small step forward.
      • Financially support a Foster Child through 4 Kids ($30 a month)
      • Take MAPP classes at West Pines in the Spring

Key Questions:

  • [Watch Video]
  • What were some of the things that impacted you the most?
  • [Read Ephesians 1:5]
  • Why do you think Paul chose the illustration of “adoption” to describe what God has done in our lives?
  • What does it mean to be adopted by God?
  • What is most moving in thinking about how God has adopted you?
  • How does your adoption by God compel you to help other orphans?
  • Do you think today’s orphan has trouble understanding God’s love as a Father?
  • What would it look like to love a modern day orphan, the way God loves us?
  • What are some of the obstacles keeping you from helping a child in need?

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