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We’re in a new series called “Foundations” which builds off of Jesus’ metaphor in Matt 7: A house built on sand will never be able to stand BUT a house that’s built on the rock will never be able to fall.

05-29-2022 8:58 AM

Virtue #7 GRATEFUL - Discussion Guide for Groups

05-29-2022 8:58 AM
05-29-2022 8:58 AM

Examine the Word

  • Read Psalm 100
  • Read Colossians 1:9-14, 3:12-17

For Discussion

  • Would you describe yourself as a grateful person? How would you like to grow in your gratitude?
  • In Psalm 100, the psalmist thanks God for many things. List them out. How many of these resonate with you?
  • Why is gratitude important for a Christ-follower? How is it modeled after Jesus’ own life? How can it be used as a tool to witness to someone who doesn’t know Jesus?
  • In Colossians 1, Paul’s gratitude overflows for the salvation God has granted to the church at Colossae. Think about your own salvation experience. What has God rescued you from? What has He brought you into?

For Practice

  • Write it out: To cultivate gratefulness, it’s a helpful practice to write out 2-3 things each day that you’re thankful for. Praise God for the ways He’s providing for you and caring for you.
  • Share: Let someone know why you’re grateful to God this week.

For Family Discussions

  • Write a definition of “grateful.” Talk about why it’s important for your family to be thankful toward God and others.
  • During dinner, encourage each family member to list out one thing from the day that they’re thankful for, as well as one thing that they could use prayer for.

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