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Scripture

Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead.

—Acts 4:10 (NLT)

There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

—Acts 4:12 (NLT)

But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.”

—Acts 4:19–20 (NLT)

Goal of Small Group

To help students understand that while some parts of faith require courage, they’re always braver when they face those things with others.

Think about This

Remember that being brave looks different for every student. For some, it may be praying out loud. For others, it might just be showing up to small group. Celebrate each step your students take.

Discussion Questions

  • Share an example when you felt braver to face a situation because someone else was with you.

  • Why do you think we have more courage when we’re surrounded by others?

  • Why do you think we tend to live out our faith alone?

  • In what ways does being a Christian in [middle/high] school require bravery?

  • If you had more courage in your faith, what’s one thing you would do?

  • In what ways could this small group help you to be more brave?

Try This

Consider coming up with a few group dares for the group to be brave with their faith this week. Text the dares throughout the week and ask your students to text the group once they’ve completed a dare.