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Small Group Questions 

SOUL

Week 1: Sabbath

● ICEBREAKER/ACTIVITY: Take the next three minutes, and try not to think. Focus on the word “breathe.” When you get sidetracked, just say “breathe” over and over again.

● When you hear the word “soul,” what thoughts or images come to mind?

● How does it feel to know you’re made in God’s image, with a soul?

● Someone give your definition of Sabbath. Why is Sabbath important for your soul?

● How have you experienced Sabbath (true rest) in your life?

● What are some things that you think will give your soul rest, but actually make you more tired and worn out?

● Read Psalm 62:1–2. What does it seem like David is feeling at the moment he’s writing this?

● We talked about two action steps today: connecting to God by (1) being in nature and (2) praying to Him. On a scale of 1 to 10, how are you already doing at those things? What could you do better?

● How can we pray for you this week?

 

Week 2: Ownership

● ICEBREAKER: What is the most valuable thing that you own (not the most expensive, but most valuable to you)?

● Do you tend to ignore your problems, or face them head on?

● What sorts of “attacks” are you experiencing on your soul right now?

● How are problems in your soul different from other sorts of problems?

● Today, we talked about how a healthy soul requires work. Let’s read Psalm 119:9–16 together. What verbs do you see in this passage? How can those actions help keep your soul healthy?

● Verse 11 gives us great insight into how to fight temptation in our lives. What does it mean to “hide God’s Word in your heart”?

● What are some practical ideas to hide God’s Word in your heart this week?

● How can we pray for you this week?

 
Week 3: Unity

● ICEBREAKER: Take a couple of minutes to name some famous duos (e.g., peanut butter and jelly, SpongeBob and Patrick, Rhett and Link, etc.).

● When we say the word unity, what comes to mind?

● When have you experienced unity with other people? What was that like?

● Have you ever had a friend point out your failures to you? What was that like?

● Read Galatians 6:1–2. What advice does Paul give about being more unified? How can you practically share another person’s burdens?

● Read Hebrews 10:24–25 together out loud. What would it look like for you to spur someone else on toward love and good deeds?

● How can you be a better friend this week?

● How can we pray for you this week?

 

Week 4: Limits

● ICEBREAKER: What is a silly rule you've heard of but don't follow? Or a silly rule you had when you were in elementary school? (For example, wait 30 minutes after eating before you can swim or no TV on school nights).

● Are you more of a rebel or a rule follower? Why do you think so many people struggle with following the rules?

● Why are limitations important for our lives?

● Have you ever experienced pain or suffering because you failed to restrain yourself?

● Read 2 Corinthians 5:17 and 5:21. If you’ve placed your faith in Jesus, that means He has taken your sin and given you His righteousness instead. It also means you’re a new creation. For those of you who call yourselves Christians, do you feel like a new creation? Why or why not?

● How can we pray for you this week?

Uplifted Youth

Resources

As leaders we want to be prepared for whatever God throws our way. Our students sometimes are going through more in their lives then many adults ever do and important for to know how to serve them best!

Leadership  Manual

It's important to us that our expectations of one another are clear and consistent. 

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