All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
—Acts 2:42–47 (NLT)
Goal of Small Group
To help students understand that unity is possible as a church and to help them become more intentional about connecting all week instead of just at church.
Think about This
The ultimate goal is for our students to take ownership of the unity in our group. It might start with you, so encourage your students to speak up and play a significant role in keeping the group unified.
- What are some common temptations in middle/high school?
- What does the “bait” (the lie) look like in those situations?
- What does the “hook” (the consequence) look like in those situations?
Why do you think temptation is so appealing even though we know giving into it will probably end badly?
How do you think stopping to look for the hook can help you better deal with temptation?
What’s one way you can start saying no to temptation?
How can you enlist the help of other people when you feel tempted?
We tend to think that God is mad at us when we give in to temptation. What’s one truth you can use to replace that lie?
As you wrap up group this week, ask our students to rate their group on a scale of 1–10.
Say, “On a scale of 1–10, how would you rate our group in the following areas?”
Showing up physically.
Showing up mentally.
Sitting with each other.
Talking with each other at school.