topic 2 people matter

Christians have gotten a bad name throughout history because of the horrible things they've said and done in the name of Jesus. But what does Jesus think?

Talking Points
  • Jesus was a revolutionary leader who taught that all people matter to God. He rebuked religious hypocrites and welcomed those in need. (John 8:10-11)

  • Love is at the core of God’s nature. True followers of Jesus reflect the love of God to the world around them. (John 13:35)

  • The Bible teaches that God doesn’t play favorites. Every human being has value because they are created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)

discussion questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?

  2. Share a time when a “religious” person rubbed you the wrong way. Have you ever been that person?

  3. Read John 8:10-11 (ESV). What would you have said to the adulterous woman? 

  4. Read Genesis 1:27 (ESV). Do you agree that everyone is worthy of dignity and respect? Who do you have a hard time respecting, and why?

  5. What does it mean to love God? What does it mean to love people? Make a practical list.

  6. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?

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