I'm putting the lay out of the night for our youth group here to let others see what we are doing with our group. Would enjoy reading any comments, quesions, or thoughts about this:
Wed night (Oct 11) line-up –
Pictures of Unity –Lesson 3 - Stones in God’s temple
Announcements: FALL MIXER (OCT 21); Deep Impact Party (Oct 15) from 12:30-2pm; Others
Review of last team group night:
What was the main points of our last two team meetings?
Harmony encouragement – We are children in God’ family.
How many of you took the challenge of doing the 1 min devos?
Where Team Groups:
Grade group meeting room – Jr Hi room
Small same gender meeting rooms – Jr Hi room, Duct tape rm, & Music sheet rm
Grade group meeting room – College rm
Small same gender meeting rooms – College rm, Black light rm, youth office
Grade group meeting room – Rms 110, 111
Small same gender meeting rooms – Rms 110,111; Rm 112;
Hook – Mixer – By the Way
Have everyone sit in a circle. Go around the circle and have each person say her name and add, "by the way" plus a four-word phrase that describes something about them. For example, "My name is Pat and by the way my cat is fat." As they move around the circle, each person must repeat what all of the previous people said so that they get to know each other better. This game is really funny because the students get really creative about what they say and how they say it.
Book – I Peter 2:4-8 (MSG)
2Pe 1:4 In this way he has given us the very great and precious gifts he promised, so that by means of these gifts you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature.
2Pe 1:5 For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge;
2Pe 1:6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness;
2Pe 1:7 to your godliness add Christian affection; and to your Christian affection add love.
2Pe 1:8 These are the qualities you need, and if you have them in abundance, they will make you active and effective in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Look – What does the Bible mean?
Prep reading for the sponsors leading Huddle Groups:
Peter never claimed to be “the rock” on which the church is built (Matt. 16:18); he states clearly that Christ is the Stone (v. 4). Christ was rejected of men, but chosen of God. Read carefully Matt. 21:33-46, Isa. 28:16, Acts 4:11, and Ps. 118:22-23. Believers are living stones built on the Living Stone (1:3), comprising a spiritual temple for God’s glory (Eph. 2:19-22). We are also priests in this temple, offering up spiritual sacrifices through Christ (see Heb. 13:15-16). Christ, the Stone, is rejected of men; but whoever believes on Him will not be ashamed. Unbelievers stumble over this Stone and will one day be crushed by it; but to us, He is precious.
Sponsor’s Use this reading and the verse II Peter 2:4-8 to help you explain to the kids what Peter was sharing. Here are some questions to use:
1. What is Jesus called in this passage?
2. What are we called? What's the difference between Jesus and us in this building?
3. How was Jesus treated? What's the result? What does that say to us, who are part of the same building?
4. What are some characteristics of a stone? How do these apply to the Christian?
5. Why is it valuable to have different kinds of stone when you're building? How does this principle apply to our group?
Took - application –
Discuss with the kids about the recent shootings at Amish one-room school house. Ask questions like:
What do you think of what happen?
What do you think about the Amish peoples reaction?
What are some ways that we could be like the Amish when it comes to our ever day problems?
Large Group Sum up:
Pastor Tye Male has been blogging a lot recently about the Amish situation and I’ve asked him to come and share with you all as we close tonight about what he has read.