Youth Growth Group Questions
1. Check in & Hang out: (700:-7:10) Volleyball!
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- Look for God's direction! I- Listen to God's direction! J- Live out God's direction!
James 4:7 (May), 1 Corinthians 11:1 (Jun), Esther 4:14 (July) (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 could grow any plants in a garden, what would you have and why?
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
Get out of my Mind! - Week 2 (Live knowing God cares for your needs.)
Matthew 4:1-11 NLT, Philippians 4:19 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’s the most ridiculous excuse you’ve given to get out of something?
2. What are some actual excuses you’ve heard people make for bad decisions?
3. Why do you think it’s so easy to make excuses for bad choices?
4. Have you ever heard someone say, “I need to” or “I have to” to excuse a bad decision?
5. What are some temptations that teenagers give in to? What needs do you think we are trying to meet when we give in?
6. For upperclassmen: Jesus realized God had provided for all of His needs. In the same way, the speaker said God cares about your needs as well. Do you think that is true? Why or why not?
7. How have you seen God provide in your life and the lives of others?
8. What could it look like to live like God cares about your needs?
9. What is one way you can do that this week?
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
1. What does delight in the Lord mean?
2. What happens when you delight in the lord?
3. What happens when you trust God?
4. What does it mean to be still in the presence of the Lord?
5. What happens when you lose your temper? Example?
6. If you delight in the Lord, what are some ways he has given you the desires of your heart?
7. What are some ways you have trusted God and he has helped you?
8. How are some ways you can "be still" this week?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
Best of the Bible Vol 2 - Week 4 (Super Seeds!)
Teaser: How did you respond to the gospel the first time you heard it and why?
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 same facts can produce different fruit)
1. Tell about a time someone was NOT happy to hear the gospel.
2. Tell about a time someone was VERY happy to hear the gospel.
3. How you ever felt rejected when someone didn't want to hear about Jesus or the church? How so?
4. True or False: The unknown of how people will respond to Jesus, sometimes keeps you from sharing. Why
5. True or False: The farmer is in control of how the seed grows. How so?
6. True or False: You in in control of how people respond to the gospel. How so?
7. What’s the worst that could happen with someone you witness to?
8. What’s the best that could happen with someone you witness to?
9. How can you spread some super seed this week?
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- Plant a seed! I- Water a seed! J- Water your seed!
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).