We Are Family: Study Guide

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Bottom Line

Because we belong to God, we belong to each other.

Study Verses

Ephesians 1:5, 1 John 3:1, Romans 12:4-5, Hebrews 10:24-25

Key Points

  • We’re all crazy. We all have some crazy in our family.
  • There is something about family that unites people like no other organization, association or relationship ever could. 
  • We were orphans in need of adoption. God adopted us into His own family.
  • If you like adoption, you’ve got to love the Gospel. Why? Because the Gospel message is an adoption story.
  • Because you were adopted by God, you belong to God. 
  • Being adopted into the family of God means your family is slightly larger, messier, and crazier than you thought. 
  • The only thing perfect about the family of God is God. Even though we may not be perfect, we have a purpose. 
  • Each one of us has a part to play. 
  • We need to (1) think of each other as family (2) look out for each other as family (3) show up for each other as family.


  • What is the one thing you love and appreciate most about your family? Why does this stick out to you?
  • What is one aspect of your family’s craziness that you’ve struggled to deal with over the years?
  • How does the family unite people in a way that no other relationship or thing can?


  • Read Ephesians 1:5. What caused us to be orphans in need of adoption?
  • Read 1 John 3:1. How is the Gospel message primarily an adoption story?
  • Read Romans 12:4-5. What implications does belonging to God have on how we belong to each other?


  • Read Hebrews 10:24-25. What would it look like for you to show up for your family here at Port City Community Church?
  • Do you believe your part matters in the family of God? Why or why not? What makes you answer in the way that you do? How can you begin to own your part in God’s family?
  • Who around you needs to feel encouraged and know that they belong to something bigger than themselves?

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