What is one thing you used to fear doing that you don’t anymore? How did you get over that fear?
Have you ever had an opinion about someone that changed once you got to know them? Without saying names, what changed your opinion of them?
What are some different ideas people have about who God is and what God is like?
Why do you think there are so many different opinions of what God is like?
What are some examples of experiences that shape the way you think God feels about you?
Read 1 John 4:9-10. John knew he was loved. What do people do differently when they know and believe they are loved compared to when they don’t? What could change about someone’s life if they truly believed God loved them?
How can we remind ourselves and others of the truth about how God feels about us?