Session 3 OMG The God I wish You Knew
We have been looking at the true characteristics of God. With every distortion of God there is a corresponding consequence. As a Group we want to understand who God truly is. Last week we discussed the faithfulness of God. This week let’s discuss the Grace of God.
Breaking the Ice
There are many stories in the Bible of people having Grace encounters. One of the most famous encounters is with Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. In this story from John 4:10-30 Jesus shows the Samaritan woman the truth about grace, even though it had the potential of being painful.
• Can you give an example of a time you needed to be truthful with someone, but were scared to
because it would upset or hurt the other person?
• Why is it sometimes hard to be truthful and grace-filled with people?
For the rest of our time, let’s think through grace as the act of giving favor when it’s not earned and required.
Getting Conversation Going
1. What has grace looked like in your life?
2. Why do people often see truth through our heritage?
John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Truth is the key that unlocks the grace of God in our lives.
3. Do you believe that relationships can affect your view of God’s grace? Why or why not?
4. What has grace looked like in your life?
5. Do you struggle to accept the grace of God? Why or why not?
6. What has helped you understand and accept the grace of God?
7. How does the truth of Grace change your view of God?
If you would like to learn a little more about the Grace of God, here are a few books you could check out: “The Grace of God” by Andy Stanley or “Grace, more than we deserve, Greater than we Imagine” by Max Lucado.
God, thank you for all that you’ve done for us. Help us not only understand your grace and accept your grace, but also live a life of grace. This week help us reflect on the grace you showed us, but also help us give that same grace to others. We love you. In Jesus name, Amen.