Friday, February 13, 2009

Passing God's Grace on to Others (Ephesians 2)

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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