Young George Bailey: Its a Wonderful Life
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This is part 2 of a study guide for the classic American Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out part 1, and after that, part 3. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.” —Deuteronomy 30:19b-20b

  • What is “God’s greatest gift” as it is referred to at the beginning of the film?
  • What were some poor choices George made after the money was lost by Uncle Billy?
  • What were some good choices?
  • What were his family and friends doing while George was missing?
  • It was very subtle in the movie, but how did George’s generous and sacrificial self reemerge when he met with Mr. Potter to ask for money?
  • Why did he think committing suicide was the answer?
  • Would suicide really fix all of George’s problems?
  • What would George have missed if he had been successful in committing suicide?
  • What problems would his family have if he committed suicide?
  • What problems would the town have if George committed suicide?

Read Genesis 1:27 and Psalm 139:13-16

  • According to these verses how are you are precious to God?

Read Proverbs 16:17-18 and Exodus 20:13

  • Is suicide really any different from murder?

Read 1 Peter 5:8-10 and Ephesians 6:10-12

  • How is the devil associated with suicide?

Read 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

  • How does this passage change discouragement to hope for something going on in your life?