Verses:

Ephesians 3:14-19   /   Colossians 2:5-7   /   Deuteronomy 6:4-9 

1 Corinthians 11:1   /   Philippians 3:7-9

 

Chapter from Grace Book: 7

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. As a child did you experience more of a "reward & punishment, behavior modification" system, or an "identity/value" based system?

  2. How else have you seen the "rewards & punishment" system in your life? (school, sports, friendships, work, church, etc.)

  3. The statement was made that "rewards & punishment creates a performance & fear-based life." Would you agree or disagree?

  4. Why is the "identity & value" based parenting/relationship model more effective in the long run, yet harder than a simple "behavior-modification" model?

  5. What are some ways you can implement the "along the way" approach to speaking the truth about people's identity & value into the lives of the people around you?

  6. If you know someone who struggles with their identity & value - or if you see them striving to find them in things other than God - how can you "speak truth" into those situations & relationships?

  7. How do these concepts help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?