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Pastor Daniel Tan - 3 June 2018

Loving The Imperfect Family

Loving The Imperfect Family

LOVING THE IMPERFECT FAMILY
Genesis 45:1-15
It's a fact that no family is perfect. How should God’s grace to us affect how we respond to flaws and tensions in our families?

Discussion Guide

1) Realise that God is Working in Your Family Through You (4,7-8)

If you could describe your family in three words, what would they be? If there is one thing that you would give thanks for with regards to your family, what would it be? God placed us in our families for His purpose. Though we may never fully know the plan of God, we know that we have been called to be a blessing to our families. Share some ways that you can be a blessing to your family. If you are going through a conflict with a family member now, how does knowing that God is working through you influence the way you perceive the situation? God is working in you too - He may not take you out of your trial, but He can certainly bring you through it. How is God using your family conflicts to strengthen your faith and/or build up your character?

2) Respond by Loving and Forgiving Your Family (14-15)

Have you received forgiveness from someone before? Describe how the experience felt. Sometimes we find it hard to forgive others because we forget how much we have been forgiven in Christ. Reflect on what God has done for you on the cross. What are some of your sins He has forgiven? How do you feel? If you find yourself lacking in gratitude, perhaps you have taken your salvation for granted. How can you regain the wonder of God's mercy? Take time to write down things you need to forgive members in your family for, if any. Also, write down the areas that you want to seek forgiveness for. Share them with your Life Group if you are comfortable to. Commit these things to God in prayer as a LG. What are practical steps you can take to start the process of reconciliation with your family?

Reflection Questions

1) Realise that God is Working in Your Family Through You (4,7-8)

Though we may never fully know the plan of God, we know that we have been called to be a blessing to our families. Share some ways that you can be a blessing to your family. If you are going through a conflict with a family member now, how does knowing that God is working through you influence the way you perceive the situation?

2) Respond by Loving and Forgiving Your Family (14-15)

Take time to write down things you need to forgive members in your family for, if any. Also, write down the areas that you want to seek forgiveness for. What are practical steps you can take to start the process of reconciliation with your family?

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LOVING THE IMPERFECT FAMILY
Genesis 45:1-15
It's a fact that no family is perfect. How should God’s grace to us affect how we respond to flaws and tensions in our families?

Discussion Guide

1) Realise that God is Working in Your Family Through You (4,7-8)

If you could describe your family in three words, what would they be? If there is one thing that you would give thanks for with regards to your family, what would it be? God placed us in our families for His purpose. Though we may never fully know the plan of God, we know that we have been called to be a blessing to our families. Share some ways that you can be a blessing to your family. If you are going through a conflict with a family member now, how does knowing that God is working through you influence the way you perceive the situation? God is working in you too - He may not take you out of your trial, but He can certainly bring you through it. How is God using your family conflicts to strengthen your faith and/or build up your character?

2) Respond by Loving and Forgiving Your Family (14-15)

Have you received forgiveness from someone before? Describe how the experience felt. Sometimes we find it hard to forgive others because we forget how much we have been forgiven in Christ. Reflect on what God has done for you on the cross. What are some of your sins He has forgiven? How do you feel? If you find yourself lacking in gratitude, perhaps you have taken your salvation for granted. How can you regain the wonder of God's mercy? Take time to write down things you need to forgive members in your family for, if any. Also, write down the areas that you want to seek forgiveness for. Share them with your Life Group if you are comfortable to. Commit these things to God in prayer as a LG. What are practical steps you can take to start the process of reconciliation with your family?

Reflection Questions

1) Realise that God is Working in Your Family Through You (4,7-8)

Though we may never fully know the plan of God, we know that we have been called to be a blessing to our families. Share some ways that you can be a blessing to your family. If you are going through a conflict with a family member now, how does knowing that God is working through you influence the way you perceive the situation?

2) Respond by Loving and Forgiving Your Family (14-15)

Take time to write down things you need to forgive members in your family for, if any. Also, write down the areas that you want to seek forgiveness for. What are practical steps you can take to start the process of reconciliation with your family?

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