Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

The Bible calls God our “Heavenly Father”. What does it mean that we are his children?

Key Points:

  • We Are Not the Same “Species” as God
  • Not Everyone Is a Child of God
  • We Can be Adopted into God’s Family
  • How Can We Become Children of God?

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. What metaphors can you think of in everyday language where “child of…” is not meant to be taken literally? (Give examples if needed: “child of the streets”; “child of destiny”)
  4. Read 1 John 3:10. When the Bible calls someone a “child of the devil”, what do you think it is saying? How does that apply to the phrase “child of God”?
  5. Read Galatians 4:4-5. What does the metaphor of adoption tell us about what it means to be a child of God?
  6. Read John 1:12-13. Why do you think faith (believing) in Jesus is the only requirement for becoming a child of God?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Clarifying Salvation After Mormonism series.