Discussion Qs

Talk with your family, friends, and Sunday school class about your faith using the storylines from the Seasons of Faith books!

2012 Books

The Adoption Day Surprise—Spring

  1. Have you ever felt unwanted by a friend or family member? How did it make you feel?
  2. Who always loves you no matter what? How does that make you feel?
  3. Did you ever feel like God wouldn't love you because you made a mistake? 
  4. How do you get adopted into God’s family?
  5. How can you show God’s love to others?

Monkey Business—Summer 

  1. How do you believe the world and universe were created?
  2. Do you think that people evolved from monkeys? Why or why not?
  3. Has your teacher ever taught you evolution? If not, how did your teacher explain how the universe was created?
  4. How do you react or what do you say when someone talks about evolution?
  5. What Bible verses focus on how the world was created?

Lost in the African Bush—Autumn 

  1. Have you ever spoken to missionaries? If so, what stories did they share with you?
  2. Have you ever been on a mission trip? If so, where did you go and what did you do?
  3. Think about how Mr. Bingham explained John 8:12. Talk about what Jesus means to you.
  4. Were you ever caught outside in a storm? How did you find the courage to get through the scary times?
  5. Think of ways Jesus has been your light during dark moments in your life. How can you always turn to Him right now and in the future? How can you help others turn to the light of Jesus?                                                                              

The Only Gift—Winter 

  1. How is Jesus God’s gift to us?
  2. What are the gifts that you give to Jesus? Talk about how you can work with others to use all of your gifts to do even more for Jesus.
  3. Have you ever been in a play at church or school? Did you find yourself learning more about God just by playing the part? If you’ve never been in a play, have you ever learned more about your own faith just by being in the audience?
  4. Do you think Jesus accepts your gift? What is your biggest gift that you can give to Him?
  5. Have you asked Jesus to be your Savior?

2010 Books

The King’s Daughter—Spring

  1. Have you ever been in a play or some other type of performance? How did you feel when you went on-stage? How did you feel when you got off-stage?
  2. What are some of your responsibilities at home, school, and church? Do you do them with a joyful spirit or a grumbling spirit?
  3. What kinds of things do you like learning about or doing at home and church? How can you find ways to appreciate those things you don’t like?
  4. What privileges do you enjoy as a child of the true King, our Heavenly Father? This season focuses on honoring God by everything we ___________ and ___________, and the ___________ we keep. (Answers: say / do / company)
    How do you honor the King of kings?

The Red Boat—Summer

  1. Have you ever really loved a toy, stuffed animal, or another object? Why did you like it so much?
  2. Did you ever lose something that you feared you would never see again? How did you feel? 
  3. How does Ed act like a Christian?
  4. How are you like the red boat? How do you find your way back to God?
  5. This season focuses on the importance of accepting Jesus as our ___________. (Answer: Savior)
    Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior?

The Prize Cake—Fall

  1. Have you ever wanted something really bad, so you practiced over and over? What was the activity? What were the results of your efforts?
  2. Has anyone ever ruined something either by mistake or on purpose? How did that make you feel? 
  3. Did you forgive that person for ruining your project or putting you down?
  4. Have you ever ruined something either on purpose or on accident? Did you apologize? What happened?
  5. How did you turn something that seemed bad at first into something good? Did you thank God for what He did for you?

Saying Farewell—Winter

  1. Do you have a sibling who you feel very different from? What things do you have in common? 
  2. Have you ever lost a pet or special animal? How did you get through the painful times and tears?
  3. God always wants to listen to you. What do you say when you talk to God? Do you thank Him for both the good times and the bad times?
  4. Have you ever lost a special friend or loved one? How did you work your way through the sad times? Did you talk to anyone about how you felt? Did you talk to God?
  5. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why certain people are no longer in our lives. If we’re Christians, where will we go when we die? How does that make you feel?

2009 Books

Race with Midnight--Spring

  1. Have you ever gotten lost? How did you find your way back? Did someone help you?
  2. Have you ever shared your faith with someone else? Were you afraid to speak them? If so, why?
  3. How would you explain to someone the way to heaven?
  4. How long should you wait until you talk to someone about Jesus and heaven?
  5. This season focuses on sharing the ___________ message with others. (Answer: Salvation) Who will you tell?

You Can’t Come In--Summer

  1. Have you ever invited a friend to church, Sunday school, or youth group? When and who?
  2. What do you learn from your pastor?
  3. What three things do you have to do to go to heaven?
  4. Why do you think God won’t allow sin into heaven? Who can clean up your sin?
  5. This season focuses on striving to be the best we can be in ________. (Answer: Christ) How can you be your best?

Seventy Times Seven--Autumn 

  1. When was the last time you forgave someone? Was it hard to do?
  2. Have you ever had to pay, in some way, for a mistake you made?
  3. When was the last time someone forgave you? How did you feel before and after you were forgiven?
  4. To you, what does it mean to forgive someone?
  5. This season teaches us how to ___________ and then grow in grace. (Answer: forgive) Who do you have to forgive?

Braving the Storm--Winter

  1. What was the last difficult or sad time you went through?
  2. How did you get through that hard time? Who did you talk to about it?
  3. How can you help someone going through a difficult time? 
  4. What can you do to grow your roots deep in Jesus’ teachings?
  5. This season teaches us to lean on ________ for comfort and peace. (Answer: God) How do you need to lean on God today?
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