Passage: 1 John 3:1-10
What people and experiences have shaped your understanding of love?
Read 1 John 3:1-10. What ideas or phrases surprise, encourage, or spark questions for you?
How does looking at God’s love shape the foundation of our lives and the way we live our lives?
In what ways does the description of “children of God” inform your identity and self-understanding?
What transformation have you seen in your life because you are a child of God?
Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?
“Let us ask for the presence of the Holy Spirit with us in our prayer, in our work, in our whole lives to bring strength to the weak, peace to the troubled, light to our darkness, warmth to our coldness….
O God! You have a work for me to do: O Lord, show it to me. You have a place for me to fill; Give me peace to fill it to Your glory…
Teach us, O Lord! To watch, to expect, to love, as those who look for the morning: Inspire us to feed our lamps, to use our talents, to spend our love, for beyond us are the hills of God, the snowfields of the Spirit, the other kingdom.”
– selected from Evelyn Underhill’s Prayer Book