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- Search the Truth! I- Study the Truth! J- Speak the Truth!
John 15:5 (Jan), Proverbs 3:5-6 (Feb), Acts 20:21 (Mar) (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: If you had to chop off one body part, what would it be and why?
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
Afterlife - Week 2 (Because of the resurrection, Mary knew she mattered.)
John 20:11-19 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.What is the most amazing news someone has ever told you?
2. How does it feel to be the first person someone tells their amazingly good news to?
3. How can you tell someone matters to someone else?
4. Do you think most high schoolers feel like they matter to God?
5. Read John 20:11-16 aloud. As your leader reads, imagine you’re Jesus’ friend, Mary. Write down words that describe what she might have been thinking/feeling at each moment. (Leader, let anyone who wants to share what they wrote, do so at this time.)
6. Jesus chose Mary to be the first one He appeared to after the resurrection, trusting her with the news of Him coming back to life and to be the one to tell the other disciples. How do you think Mary felt to be trusted with this news?
7. The way we treat others often influences how people think God feels about them. What’s one thing you can do this week to treat others like they matter to God?
TRY THIS This week, send the following group texts:
Text 1: This week, the speaker asked some big questions. Which ones stand out to you and why?
• Do you believe that you matter?
• Do you treat yourself as if you matter?
• Do you allow other people to treat you as if you don’t matter?
Text 2: This week, the speaker also asked the following questions. Which ones stand out to you and why?
• Do you treat others as if they matter?
• Are there people you treat as though they matter more?
• Are there people you treat as if they don’t matter at all?
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
1 Samuel 20:1-9 / 24-34
1. What was David’s concerned about?
2. How did Jonathan offer to help him?
3. What was King Saul’s reaction to David not being at the festival?
4. This type of loyalty in friendship is rare. Would you say that you have this type of relationship with anyone? Who?
5. God says that we should love our neighbors more than ourselves. Tell about a time where you loved someone in this way.
6. Tell about a time when someone has shown sacrificial love to you. Don’t cheat and say Jesus.
7. How and who can you show sacrificial love to this week?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
Not Today Satan! - Week 2 (You Crazy!)
Teaser: Would you give up your smart phone if it caused you to sin?
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?
(The next time Satan tries: Minimize!)
1. What’s something silly that you or someone you know has been addicted to and why?
2. What’s something serious that you or someone you know has been addicted to and why?
3. What do you think it feels like to be addicted?
4. What are some things that we know might cause us to sin, but we keep them in our lives
5. Why do you think we keep them?
***How have you seen sin and addiction have a negative effect on life?
6. Which question from Pastor Curtis’ sermon hit you the hardest and why:
What is the crime, what is the cause, or what is the cost??
7. What is one area of your life that you are considering or have already decided to minimize?
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! I- Recognize! J- Reorganize!
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).