Message Date: 14-Apr-12
Pastor: Doug Sauder
Message Title: The Grace of Adoption

Scriptures: Ephesians 1:4-5, 3:14-19, Ezk. 16:3-12, Rom.8:14-17

Recommended Launch Question(s): Have you ever had an experience with adopting a Compassion International child? If so, please share with the group your story.

Recommended Guiding Question(s): Do you know of a family who lost their children because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment? Do you know what happened to the children?

What happens in your heart when you hear of children who had to be removed from their home?

Tell us about how you were adopted into God’s family of believers.

What are some of the things that have changed in your life since God adopted you into His family?

How is/was your relationship with your father? Has that relationship affected your relationship with God? If so, how so?

In what ways have you, or could you, show God you are grateful for Him adopting you?

What does the fact that God has un-conditional love for you, mean to you? How are you doing at loving others un-conditionally?

Recommended Summary Question(s): When we realize that God chose us to be in his family, how can that change our outlook on life? Has that already happened to you?

Recommended Application Question(s): Have you ever considered offering your home to an orphan or volunteering in the Dependency system? If not would you pray about that?