Life Group Discussion Questions: My Favorite People in the Bible | February 25, 2024

    February 25, 2024 | Resources | Discussion | Adult by James B. Angus, Jr.
    Jesus' family tree

    Josh Graves

    1. In what ways do the inclusion of women in Jesus' genealogy challenge traditional expectations and societal norms of patriarchal lineage and inheritance?
    2. Discuss the significance of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba being mentioned in Jesus' genealogy. How do their stories reflect themes of redemption, faithfulness, and the inclusion of marginalized individuals in God's plan?
    3. Explore the cultural and historical context surrounding the inclusion of these women in Jesus' lineage. How might their backgrounds and actions have been viewed within their respective societies, and what does their inclusion suggest about God's perspective on their roles in His plan?
    4. Consider the specific traits or actions of each woman mentioned in Jesus' genealogy (Tamar's deception, Rahab's hospitality, Ruth's loyalty, Bathsheba's resilience). How do these traits contribute to the overall narrative of redemption and salvation through Jesus?
    5. Reflect on the role of women in the biblical narrative as a whole, and how the inclusion of these women in Jesus' lineage might reflect a broader theme of God's use of unconventional or unexpected individuals to fulfill His purposes.
    6. Discuss the theological implications of these women being included in Jesus' genealogy. How does their presence challenge traditional views of lineage and inheritance, and what might this suggest about God's inclusive and redemptive plan for all people?

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