Advent, December 6/7, 2017 | Hope Fellowship

Advent, December 6/7, 2017

Home Group Questions – Advent: Part 2 – 12/10-12/11
Advent - Grace

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Note: Be prepared with paper and pens for your group

Take a few minutes to check in with everyone in your group.
Is everyone staying on budget for Christmas shopping?

ENGAGE: How do you define Grace? Using your own words, what is Grace to you?
ENGAGE: What are one or two reasons why you find it hard to receive grace?
ENGAGE: What are one or two reasons why you find it difficult to give grace?

READ: John 1: 1-5,14-17

Grace is unearned and undeserved kindness and favor from God.

ENGAGE: When you have to reset your mindset to understand grace, unearned and undeserved. What is an example of something you have done/ are doing to try to please God and maybe earn his grace?

ENGAGE: Where have you seen grace displayed in your life or the life of those around you?

READ: Philippians 3:7-11

ENGAGE: We all know what has disqualified us, why we don’t measure up, what sins we have gathered throughout the years. On a piece of paper, write down the one thing that sticks out to you that you think disqualifies you. As a group, light it on fire (use a fire pit, a fireplace, or just rip them all up). Take some time to pray in pairs or small groups as we give those things to God and receive the grace that he has for us.

Grace starts the moment we stop covering it all up. If your group is willing, share what you wrote down to the group. If not willing to share to the group, encourage them to find someone this week to share with. 

READ: Hebrews 4:16
READ: John 1:1
READ: Revelation 22:21

ENGAGE: What do the above verses remind you about in regards to grace? What sticks out to you?

ENGAGE: In the next week, what is one thing you will do to be a broker of grace for someone else?

Who has God put on your heart this week that you need to extend grace to, or tell them about the grace Jesus has for us?

Take prayer requests and pray together.

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