Do you like or dislike change? What do you wish would never change? What are some good changes? What are some bad changes?
Read Malachi 3:6 and James 1:17. What are some things about God that do not change? Are there any aspects of God’s character or ways that do change?
Why is the doctrine of God’s “immutability” (the fact that he does not change) so important?
How is this doctrine good news? How is it bad news?
There are verses that say “God changed his mind,” or “God repented,” or “God was sorry....” For example, read Jonah 3:10 and Genesis 6:6. How do you explain that an unchanging God changes his mind? (Hint: God responds to changing conditions and situations by presenting different aspects of his character and plan. He responds to us as we respond to him).
What difference will it make to know that God does not change?