To help youth understand that when life feels like we are losing to simply remember we have the ability to join the team that has already won.
Go around the room and have everyone share one high point (best thing) and one low point (worst thing) about this past week
Why do you think it’s so fun to root for the underdog in sporting events? Do we have a connection with overcoming the impossible?
Have you ever been part of a team where it felt like you were carrying the whole team? How did that feel?
In our lives, we can feel completely defeated as though there is no way to overcome our circumstances. But the bible tells us that the enemy has already lost
- If we truly believe that the enemy has lost how does that impact how we interact with our struggles?
- Why do you think it is important to not give up during times of trial and act like we are part of God’s team?
In Spencer’s talk, she talked about how in life we can often feel like we are losing but that we have an invitation to join the team that has already won
- Do you agree with what Spencer is saying how in life we can feel like we’ve losing but if we join God’s team we’ve already won
- During these times when it feels like the world is against you, how should we cope with what feels like an impossible situation?
- What kind of impact on our situation does it have when we join God’s team
Read Romans 5:15-17
Now, there is no comparison between Adam’s transgression and the gracious gift that we experience. For the magnitude of the gift far outweighs the crime. It’s true that many died because of one man’s transgression, but how much greater will God’s grace and his gracious gift of acceptance overflow to many because of what one man, Jesus, the Messiah, did for us!
And this free-flowing gift imparts to us much more than what was given to us through the one who sinned. For because of one transgression, we are all facing a death sentence with a verdict of “Guilty!” But this gracious gift leaves us free from our many failures and brings us into the perfect righteousness of God—acquitted with the words “Not guilty!”
- What stood out to you in this passage? Do you agree with what the author is saying here?
- What do you think the author is trying to say about overcoming hard circumstances?
- How would your life be different if you truly believed what the author is saying?
ACT IT OUT:
This week we want to challenge you to stop acting like you are a one-man team but a team with many teammates. If your struggling talk about with a friend and if your friends are struggling show them you are there
Ask your group/child if there are any prayer requests or praise reports that they would like to share. Take a moment and pray over all the requests.