Community Group Questions 11.14.21

by Nov 13, 2021

Sermon // “Orphan Sunday” James 1:27

  1. How is God’s adoption of us similar to the process of adopting an orphan into your home today? 
    a. How can the points below help answer this?
           The planning of adoption – Ephesians 1:4-5
           The cost of adoption – 1 Timothy 2:5, Galatians 3:13
           It saves the child from a terrible situation – Ephesians 2:1-3
           There is a legal change involved – Romans 8:15-16
           It is transformative – Romans 8:23

  2. Explain why the foster care system has replaced the orphanage system.
    a. How important is it to have parents and a stable home to the development of children?
    b. What risk is there for kids in orphanages that foster care by contrast does better in helping kids?

  3. Read James 1:27 and discuss what a pure religion is?
    a. If this is a litmus test for your faith practice, how do you pass?
    b. If this is a litmus test for our church, how do we pass?
    c. What is the total number of foster kids in Guam, and the number of foster parent families?  What do you think the answer to this question says about the faith community of Guam?

  4. Here are three things that every family in our church can consider for helping foster kids.  What is keeping you from doing each of these?
    a. Become Foster Families
    b. Become a support family for another Foster Family
    c. Give aid to foster care support organizations, like Harvest House
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