Digital Youth Night is tonight!
We begin streaming at 6:00pm and go live at 6:30pm.
If you're here early:
learn more about the new series we began last week
and, if you missed last week and have time, check out last week's message and Digital Youth Night
Digital Youth Night
1. Press Play on the YouTube Live video below. The stream will begin at 6:00pm. Digital Youth Night will start at 6:30pm. You can stream it on the YouTube app across all your devices.
2. When you finish the video, log into your Zoom account for Groups. Once logged in, click "Join." Then, type in our Meeting ID: 405-578-443
Who's excited for Groups?!
Who's on Your Team?
Advice From an Unusual Expert
Reassurance and Reconnection
Who's in Your Circle?
Look up. Look inside. Look around.
Relationships can be frustrating at times—but God designed us to be part of groups and families, and to build a circle of care we can ask to be with us when we experience both good times and bad.
1. Every family is unique and different. What are some of the things you’ve observed that makes your family unique? What do you like about these characteristics?
2. Share something you know about your family’s culture or history. How do you think your cultural background influences the ways your family relates or makes decisions?
3. As you think about the last couple of weeks, name a situation where you could feel the anxiety level rising for your family. Don’t just go to that big blowup that might have happened, but think back on the typical day-to-day stuff. Maybe it’s around the morning routine, being in the car together, or something else that’s unique to your family. What helps in those moments? What makes things worse?
4. How do you wish you could handle stressful moments better?
5. Think about the family members and friends you trust. Who seems to handle stress well, or communicates in a caring way even though they are tense or frustrated? What do you think you could learn by watching their example?
6. What are some of the words or teachings of Jesus that equip us to find new ways of interacting with our family and friends?
The Daily Replay
1. Did anyone try the Daily Replay since we last met? Tell us one thing that was helpful, and one thing that was hard about this prayer practice.
This week we’re going to focus the Daily Replay on our relationships. We’ll try it together now, but you can also use this as a tool throughout your week. You can follow the prayer’s five steps any time you want to spend some time listening to God and aren’t sure how.
Take a look at this week's Student Take-Home Sheet. Look at The Daily Replay, or the prayer of examen:
1. Become aware of God's presence. (Where has God been at work in my life this week?)
2. Review the day with gratitude. (Whose friendship or expressions of love am I thankful for?)
3. Pay attention to your emotions. (What conversations or moments with others have been emotionally charged this week?)
4. Forgive, and ask for forgiveness. (Where can I make the first move towards creating peace?)
5. Finally, look toward tomorrow. (What interactions with others can I picture going differently tomorrow?)
Closing Confession, Encouragement, and Prayer
1. Read James 5:15 and 1 1 John 1:8-10 together. Are there any areas in your life that you're struggling to follow Jesus in? (It could be struggling to follow God in a certain area of your life, or, on the other end of the spectrum, it could be struggling to even want to follow God in a part of your life.) How about sin? Is there anything you’d like to share and confess with the group?
2. How can we be praying for you this week? (Leaders: assign each person to pray for a specific person.) Later in the week, text or call (even better) that person to encourage them and to let them know that you're praying for them.
Thank you for joining us for Digital Youth Night. Be sure to stop by the website throughout the week. Also, utilize the Student Take-Home Sheet.
Join us next Monday night.
Love you, folks!