What are the different sources from which we might develop our identity from?
Do you agree with the idea that the first year of college is a lot like redoing middle school when it comes to our identity formation? Why or why not? How are these two life stages similar or different?
Read Genesis 17:1-6 and Genesis 22:1-18
What stood out to you from this passage?
What was Abraham’s God-given identity?
How hard do you think it was for Abraham to keep trusting God and his promises?
How is Abraham’s trust in God an example of “sticky faith?”
Sticky Faith tells us that there are a few areas that can cultivate a sticky identity environment: rituals that reinforce identity, capitalizing on hardships, affirmation of character, and modeling faith. How have you experienced these in your own faith development?
What was a hardship or “trigger event” (significant struggle that have been a major catalyst for faith growth) in your own identity formation? What kind of “trigger events” might our kids/teenagers experience? How do you address them?
How do role models help us form an identity? Who was and/or is a role model of faith for you?
What next steps do you need to take this week to help cultivate a sticky identity with the next generation?
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