Dec. 16 - Strange Parents (Lk. 2:41-52)

First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.

Icebreaker idea: What is one great way a parent can show love to their child?

A way to pray: Ask God to help us grow in humility toward each other and others, so that we will reflect Christ more clearly in our everyday lives.

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: How is our Heavenly Father different from human parents? What do I appreciate most about this difference?

  • Being Transformed: Jesus chose to submit to fallible human parents. What does it look like for me to choose to submit, even in difficult situations?

  • Loving Others: What practical ways can I show love to someone in authority over me this week?

  • Pursuing Unity: How can I be an encouragement to someone I know who struggles to submit to an authority God has placed over her/him?

Dan Smith