Youth Growth Group Questions
1. Check in & Hang out: (700:-7:10)
2. Game: (7:10-7:25)
3 . Welcome and Memory Verse: (7:25-7:30)
Did anyone experience any cool life change this week? (application)
H- Request Forgiveness! I- Reply with Forgiveness! J- Repeat Forgiveness!
Ephesians 5:33 (Sept), Ephesians 2:8 (Oct), Matthew 22:14 (Oct), Romans 8:29-30 (Nov) (Try to quote first, then look up and read)
The books of the Bible up to Revelation (see video @ theporch.info/bible once a month at most)
Icebreaker: What is your favorite event that required a ticket and why?
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
The BIG Questions! - Week 4 (You matter more than you think!)
To help students see that they belong here and to work toward making their small group a place where everyone feels like they belong.
After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together for the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For both are God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:5-9 NLT).
5. Small Groups: (7:45-8:00)
(Create meaningful conversation. Adjust the questions as needed, and don’t feel like you need to answer all of them.)
1.How do you feel about the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” How do you typically answer it?
2. Do you think most teenagers feel pressure to have a “perfect” plan for their future?
3. What do you think it means to make a difference in the world?
4. Why do you think God made people with different talents?
5. What’s one thing you’re good at?
6. Read Matthew 22:36-40. Jesus said the most important things we can do are love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. How can you use the talent you mentioned above to show love for God or others? How might you use your talents to take one step toward solving a world problem (racism, hunger, poverty, etc.) that you care about?
7. Today we said that your purpose is to love. What’s one thing you could do to love others more?
8. The speaker said, "God is at work making the world better and you can be part of that.” How does it make you feel to know that God is doing this work? How does it make you feel to know you're being invited to participate?
9. How could you use your talents to participate in what God is already doing in the world now? Which skills could you work on now to be prepared to participate even more in the future?
TRY THIS Sometimes people develop a vision statement for their life. That’s just a one-sentence item that reminds them WHY they exist and who they want to be. Creating a vision statement isn’t complicated. This week, text students the following statement. Ask them to pray over how they will fill in the blank and share the answer with you. This year, I will be part of what God is doing to make the world better by _________________________________.
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
1. What did God not want the people of Judah to be fooled by?
2. At what point will God be merciful to them?
3. What are some ways you have seen people today be fooled in the way God warned about?
4. Tell about a time when God took away the thing you put your hope in instead of him?
5. What does your life look like outside of Sunday and Growth Groups?
6. Considering the last question and what we just read, would you consider yourself safe?
7. What might you need to change in your life to not be foolish like the people of Judah?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
Translate - Week 2 (Noooooopppppeeee!)
Teaser: If God struck you down the next time you sinned, how long do you think you'd last?
8. Sermon Discussion: (8:15-8:20)
(See how discussion goes in a full group setting by the TV's)
What’s one thing that stood out to you from the sermon?
(Jesus paid the price with His sacrifice!)
1. True or False: People like to admit when they need help? Why or why not?
2. Have you ever met someone who thought they were good enough to get into heaven? What made them think that?
3. Have you ever felt the struggle of being "good enough" and how so?
4. If being good doesn't save us, what role does good works play in salvation? (evidence of)
5. How does it make you feel knowing that Jesus died for YOUR sins?
6. Would you say that atonement of Jesus is limited on to the elect? What bible verses make you think yes or no?
7. What do you think God want you to do more right now and why: Realize you need salvation, Remember you need salvation, or Recognize you need salvation?
8. True or False: Accepting salvation is a "work?" Why or why not?
9. What is your favorite way to show your thankfulness to Jesus for His sacrifice?
***If you have not accepted salvation from God....Why not?
9. Life Change - Application: 8:20-8:25)
What is one thing that you can do this week? (TRY TO HOLD OUT ON GIVING OPTIONS!!!!!
Anything from the video lesson or Bible discussion?
H- Realize you need salvation! I- Remember you need salvation! J- Recognize your salvation!
10. Prayer: (8:25-8:30)
(Take a few minutes to ask for prayer request and/or praises and pray for each other.)
11. Show Teaser Video for next series (If applicable)
The Upside Down Kingdom (3 Weeks about Authority)
You don’t have to be fixed to be found.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
GOAL OF SMALL GROUP
To help students see that they can have a relationship
with God regardless of their mistakes or their past.
THINK ABOUT THIS
Leaders, at this phase, students are developing the ability to see other people from a different perspective. You can help your students realize that neither character was all right or all wrong.
Leaders, people are always more complex than we think—even when at first, we think it’s just good versus bad. By the end of the story, everyone had their successes and failures. This story is also not just a story of two brothers, this story is about a father who loved two sons more than they thought. Pay attention to the students in your group who may need a reminder that they are wanted and worthy of being in your small group. Reach out to them this week and remind them how thankful you are to have them in group.
You owe it to yourself to be honest to yourself. In the spring of the year, when kings normally go out to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to fight the Ammonites. They destroyed the Ammonite army and laid siege to the city of Rabbah. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 11:1 NIV).
He sent someone to find out who she was, and he was told, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” (2 Samuel 11:3 NIV).