WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON THIS PAGE:
- – Small Group Discussion Questions
- – Family Discussion Questions & Activity Pages from the Children’s Message
- – A Youth talk/link from Pastor Conor
QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU DIG DEEPER INTO THE MAIN MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY DEVOTIONS OR SMALL GROUP:
ICE BREAKER: When it comes to thank you notes are you: (a) Miss Manners? (b) Sir Sometimes? (c) Father Forgetful? Why?
Read Luke 17:11-19. What is it like to be a leper? What would healing mean for them?
As one of the nine, how would you rationalize not going back to Jesus to say thanks?
What is significant about the one being a Samaritan?
How do you express your gratitude to Jesus?
Have each person read one of the following verses and then explain what it means to the rest of the group: Psalm 50:14, Psalm 100:1-5, Psalm 105:1, Ephesians 5:18-20, Colossians 3:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Hebrews 3:15
Family Discussion Questions for the children’s message: “JESUS Was Dedicated”
Have a volunteer read Luke 2:30-32.
Ask the following questions and Lead your family to discuss:
- Why did Mary and Joseph dedicate Jesus? Why do some parents dedicate their children today? Guide kids to recall that Mary and Joseph wanted to obey God’s law by dedicating their Son. Sometimes parents today dedicate their children as a way to recognize that children belong to the Lord. Option: Choose a kid to read 1 Kings 8:60-61.)
- What does a life lived for God look like? How should the life of someone who trusts in Jesus as Lord and Savior differ from the life of someone who doesn’t? Lead kids to identify that the life of a believer should be marked by the work of the Holy Spirit in that person’s life. The Holy Spirit grows us to become more like Christ. A believer recognizes Jesus as King and repents of sin. Differences are not always obvious, but unbelievers lack the Holy Spirit and are unrepentant. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Gal. 5:22-23.)
- Why can we have peace even in difficult circumstances? Encourage kids to discuss three types of peace—peace with God, peace that comes from God, and peace with others. We have a right relationship with God and look forward to a future with Him forever. Through the Spirit, God can give us peace in hard times. (Option: Choose a volunteer to read Ps. 4:8.)
ACTIVITY PAGES TO BE DOWNLOADED BELOW:
A QUICK MESSAGE FOR THE YOUTH:
If you’re a teen, click HERE.