Youth Growth Group Questions
1. Check in & Hang out: (700:-7:10)
2. Game: (7:10-7:25)
Whats the worst paycheck you've ever recieved?
3 . Welcome and Memory Verse: (7:25-7:30)
1 Corinthians 10:31 Colossians 1:6 James 2:17 Bonus: James 2:18-19
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
Counterfeit Week 3
5. Small Groups: (7:45-8:00)
- What is something you weren’t looking forward to participating in but ended up turning out better than you expected?
- Everybody thinks serving is a good idea. But what are some excuses people give for not serving?
- How are serving and growing your faith connected? Have you ever experienced a time when serving grew your faith? If so, share about that experience.
- Read Mark 2:1-12 NIV. In the passage, it was the friends’ faith that changed the life of the paralyzed man. Have you ever had an experience where someone else’s serving changed you and your faith?
- God can use serving to change you and grow your faith. What’s an area of need in your community or the world that you feel strongly about, where you can make a positive impact?
- Serving doesn’t always have to be formal or even done through an organization. What are some ways you can serve in your everyday life?
- Share with the group one way that you can take a step in serving in that area. Is there anything holding you back from taking that step this week?
TRY THIS This week, invite your students to identify one of the promises in scripture we talked about today, and write it down on a notecard. Have them place that notecard somewhere that is easily seen for them to be reminded.
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
Read Matthew 6:24-34
What kinds of things should you not worry about?
Who takes care of the birds and wildflowers? Do you feel confident that God cares for you even more?
What kinds of people allow their worry to dominate their thoughts?
Tell about a time that you were in need and God provided?
What do you do when you feel your worries beginning to dominate your thoughts? What can you do?
What steps can you take to "seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously"?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
Made for Mondays! Week 3 (You are made for intermission!)
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?
(You are made for intermission!)
Why do you think a lot of people work more than 40 hours a week?
Do you think most people see their boss or God as their provider and why?
Have you ever fallen into the trap of working too much? How so?
How have you seen “not resting” affect your life (emotions, relationships, spiritually)?
Teaser: What would you do if your job required you to miss church services?
True or False: Working on the Sabbath/Lord’s day is a lack of faith. Why or why not?
How have you seen God provide for you when you put the things of God first?
How many hours a week is too much work and why?
What are some practical things that you have found help you take time to rest or not over work?
What are some of your favorite ways to recharge?
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- List! I- Trust! J- Rest!
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)
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).