Small Group & Personal Devotion Discussion Questions
Read Galatians 4:1-7
The first theme of Advent is Hope. How has God re-shaped your understanding of Hope this year?
What does it mean to be “in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.” (vs. 3)? Where do you see these forces at work around you?
What did God to do rescue us out of this slavery (vs. 4-5)? What does it mean for us to be redeemed by God? What does it mean for us to be adopted by God?
What sorts of things do we turn to for hope instead of crying out to our Abba Father?
In what areas of your life do you need to cry out to God, “Abba Father!”
Paul says in verse 7: “So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.” In what ways are we still living as slaves instead of as God’s children and heirs?