Own It Session One

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Scripture Passage: Matthew 6:24

Main Point: Money Makes A Poor Master

Summary: In life there are a lot of seemingly good things around us that can begin to take a grip on our lives. At a young age we realize how exciting money can be and ask we grow older we begin to define ourselves, our lives, and others around us by their financial well being. It has the power to create great stress or anxiety in our lives or tell us what we can or cannot do and we begin to listen to our financial situation over Jesus. In session one of this series we talked about how money makes a poor master and we need to give Lordship back to Jesus.

Conversation Questions:

1.What do you think is the point of money?
2.What are your financial dreams?
3.What is your “currency” or thing in your life competing for Lord?
4.How would you define our family in wealth terms?
5.What do you think of people that have less than us?
6.What do you think of people that have more than us?

Family Application:

1.Teach your child how to budget and put an emphasis on giving to the church so they can develop healthy spiritual disciplines early.
2. Develop a plan as a family to support charities, the sick, the poor, etc as an example of money having no mastery over you.

All Access Session Three

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Scripture Passage: Hebrews 13:20-21

Main Point: God Is Working His Will Out In Us

Summary: In this last session of our All Access series, we look into the will of God. As believers, we often believe that God is calling us to something or that God has a master plan that we are a part of or that he will reveal to us at special moments in life. And it is true that God has a plan and calls His people to something incredible. However, instead of giant revelations, we discuss how Hebrews shows us the will of God is something is working out in His people every day through following Jesus.

Conversation Questions:

1.Do you think God has a plan for you?
2.What does that plan look like?
3.What plan do you think God has for all Christians?
4.Are you taking part in that plan?
5.Are there still things you don’t know about God?
6.How can you learn more about Him so you can understand His will more?

Family Application:

1. Do you have a family plan? This week make one that communicates what you want for your family and how you can better fall in line with that. Make it line up with the things God is calling your family too.
2. Share with your student how you were obedient when God called you to something specific.

All Access Session Two

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Scripture Passage: Hebrews 4:14-16

Main Point: Access Means Grace and Grace Means Power

Summary: Often times when the church talks about access to God, we want to talk about forgiveness. It is true, but often times when our only focus is forgiveness we can develop an unhealthy view of the purpose of that forgiveness. Often times, we live how we want in any sin that we want because God is going to forgive us. However, what we see in Hebrews is that grace is bigger than forgiveness of sins, but also gives us strength in our time of need. Our access to God means access to his grace and grace gives us power.

Conversation Questions:

1.What do you think is the purpose of your salvation?
2.What are three words you would use to describe God?
3.How do we believe the writer of Hebrews wants us to view God’s relationship to our sin?
4.Does forgiveness mean we can do whatever we want?
5.Does forgiveness make you want to be better?
6.What temptation are you facing that you need grace to get through?

Family Application:

1. Last week you reminded your student they have access to you. This week remind them that you want to help them beat sin, not condemn them.
2. Set aside a time in your house every morning where there’s no devices or distractions where everyone has the chance to start the day in prayer asking God for grace for what they will face.

All Access Session One

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Scripture Passage: Hebrews 10:19-22

Main Point: Salvation Gives Us Full Access To God

Summary: When we love something or someone we want full access. We follow celebrities on social media, we buy backstage passes, and we want to deeply know our spouses. In an internet age, access is a commodity that everyone wants. In this new series we talk about as a believer, what kind of access do we have to the God who created everything. The moment we got saved, God did more than forgive us of our sins, but through the death and resurrection of Jesus, invited us to himself and gave us full access to Him. In this first session we talked about salvation in Jesus gives us all the access we could ever need to God, but also that living Godly lets us enjoy that access.

Conversation Questions:

1.What do you think life is like when God is close?
2.Is God always close?
3.When does He feel farthest away?
4.When does He feel closest?
5.What can you do to draw near to God this week?
6.What can I do as your parent, to help you draw near to God?

Family Application:

1. Write your student a note, or send a text this week, reminding them that they have all access to you anytime they need it to talk about anything. Giving them a place and a person in this world to have access too will help them better understand what it means to have access to God.
2. Share with your student how you regularly draw near to God in your own life.

Crew Session Three

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Scripture Passage: Romans 12:17-19

Main Point: Handle Conflict Wisely

Summary:
We have been teaching our students to surround themselves with wise people and to learn to listen to wisdom but this week we needed a circumstance that often requires us to apply wisdom. In friendships, that circumstance presence itself in conflict. As a whole, people rarely handle conflict with wisdom. Often we seek revenge when we are wrong or to destroy the person’s character. However, Paul gives us a different approach to conflict in any relationship, one that leaves us living at peace with everyone.

Conversation Questions:

1.What is a regular conflict in your friend group?
2.What is your normal response to conflict?
3.What is a friendship that ended because there was a conflict?
4.How could you have handled that conflict better?
5.What does it mean to live at peace with everyone?
6.What steps can you take to pursue peace this week?

Family Application:

1. This week invite your student’s friend over for dinner they are at odds with. Give them a chance to serve that other person despite there being conflict in the relationship.
2. Create a plan of action to serve someone that the friendship with your teenager has ended. Even if the relationship is over, peace can still exist.

Crew Session Two

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Scripture Passage: Proverbs 12:15

Main Point: Listen To The Wise

Summary:
In our first week we talked about surrounding ourselves with wise people. This week we discussed listening to the wisdom that comes from those people, specifically older people. Our students need adults who love Jesus around them to help them navigate life and become Christian adults. Proverbs tells us that wise people listen to advice and love discipline. Often that comes from relationships with adults. This week, help your student form friendships with other adults who love Jesus and love your student.

Conversation Questions:

1.What adults do you look up to?
2.What about them do you want to be like?
3.Do you find yourself listening to advice from that adult?
4.How can you spend more time with adults?
5.How can I help you develop a mentor relationship?
6.What are some things I can help you with and give you some advice?

Family Application:

1. Schedule a day for your student to spend with someone they look up to where they can ask them any questions they want. It should be a chance for your teenager to look into a possible future for their life.
2.Ask other adults to attend your teenagers games and major life events, giving them a chance to be a part of your teenagers life and earning the right to speak into their lives as a friend.

Crew Session One

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Scripture Passage: Proverbs 13:20

Main Point: Walk With The Wise

Summary: We all have friends. Our friends change through time but they play a key role in our lives, in that the people we let closest to us we give influence to our lives. On Wednesday night we looked to Proverbs for wisdom in our friendships, and what we found was that wise people walk with wise people. This simply means that if we want to have wisdom, and walk with Jesus well, we need to have people around us doing the same thing.

Conversation Questions:

1.Who are your closest friends?
2.How would you define their character?
3.Do you expect to get good advice from them?
4.What makes them a good friend?
5.Do you believe they have wisdom?
6.What makes them wise or foolish?

Family Application:

1. Make a regular strategy for meeting your kids friends and having them in your home so you can get to know them, and their families.
2. Offer to drive your teenager’s friends to church regularly. Wisdom comes from Jesus and the church is where they learn about Jesus together.

Deal With It Session Three

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Scripture Passage: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Main Point: There is Comfort in Community

Summary: As we close out this series, we closed with how the people around us take part in our struggling and tough times. Often we try to get away from our problems by being alone, but God has designed it that His people would find comfort in Him and others who love Him. God has designed it that we would find comfort in our communities of believers. Who is your community and how are you finding comfort in them as they point you to Jesus?

Conversation Questions:

1.Who are your closest friends?
2.Can you tell them about your struggles?
3.Can you tell your family about your struggles?
4.Why does God want us to walk together when life gets hard?
5.Where do we seek comfort first, before other people?
6.How can we, as a family, learn to struggle together?

Family Application:

1. Make a plan and regular time where your student can talk about the parts of their life that are hard.
2. Share a time for you that it was hard to see God and how your friends or family helped you get through it and reminded you who God is.

Deal With It Session Two

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Scripture Passage: Isaiah 46

Main Point: God Carries Us Through, Not Around.

Summary: When life is a struggle the Bible tells us to rejoice in suffering. But what is God’s role in the midst of this suffering? How should we pray to Him or ask for His aid? Christians sometimes have beliefs about God that aren’t grounded in scripture, especially when it comes to His role in suffering. Isaiah 46 looks at a passage where the nation of Israel is in deep suffering and what God’s role will be, and has always been, in the midst of difficult seasons of life. In short, God wants to carry us through our suffering, not around it.

Conversation Questions:

1.What do you believe about God? Where did you get that from?
2.What do you think God wants for your life?
3.What do you believe about how God handles our suffering?
4.Does God want to keep you from every experiencing pain?
5.How should we pray to God differently based on this lesson?
6.How are you looking for God in the midst of difficult times?

Family Application:

1. Keep a journal and record when things are getting tough and how you can see God in that.
2. Share a time with your student that God carried you through a tough time rather than helping you avoid it.