Matthew 10:29–31 (NIV) Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
- What can sparrows teach us about theology?
- What do we learn about God from this passage?
- What do we learn about ourselves?
- You are worth more than many sparrows. How much more? How much are we worth?
- What kind of people does the world value?
- Has there been a season in your life when you didn’t feel valuable? Why was that?
- What should we do if we don’t feel valuable?
- Does it matter how valuable we see ourselves? Why or why not?
- If you were tempted to think you are not valuable… What kind of people are valuable?
- Is Jesus teaching us that we should think deeply about our value?
- Lewis said, “The real test of being in the presence of God is, that you either forget about yourself altogether or see yourself as a small, dirty object. It is better to forget about yourself altogether.” Do you agree? Do you think this is congruent with Jesus’s teaching here?
- How do you tend to complete this sentence… “I am valuable if…”?
- How can we help each other see ourselves as God sees us?
- How can we pray for each other this week?
 Lewis, C. S. 2001. Mere Christianity. New York: HarperOne.