JHM Material, 2/20

The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.” Exodus 33:14

 

Leader Tip: House Rules

We are implementing a shift in the wherehouse Student Ministry culture as we put some intention into how we ask our team (leaders, parents & students) to become more like Jesus. We have 5 House Rules that we will be talking about and practicing. The HR will become hashtags on social media and a “language” that we will use as we minister to our team.

 #4 Bring Others with Us (Evangelism)

Psalm 66:5 (HCSB) Come and see the wonders of God; His acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.

Isaiah 66:18 (HCSB) Knowing their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.

This house rule:

o Extends our reach with non-believers.
o Increases the momentum of events and services.
o Helps students grow in boldness.
o Attacks self-centeredness (because events aren’t for just for you).

Examples:

 Posting on social media about a great night at church
 Bringing friends to church (trips, events)
 Sharing our story with friends that don’t know Jesus

 

Upcoming Stuff:
2/17 – Liam Bowser’s Birthday! (AJ’s kiddo)

2/18 – JHM Leadership Lab & Hume SD & Houseboats Registration OPEN!!

2/19 – President’s Day (office closed)

2/25 – JHM Leadership Lab & Baptism Sunday

3/2 – Angela Yracheta’s Birthday & JHM Leader Hangout!

3/4 – JHM Leadership Lab

Attendance:
Remember to take attendance through the email you receive weekly, and before the end of the night. Thank you!

Leader Meeting:
Please make it a priority to be at the wherehouse by 6:30pm to go over the details of the evening and to pray together. Send a message through GroupMe or text AJ at 906-7157 if you’ll be late or won’t be there.

 

TUESDAY, 2/20

Opening Game: Olympic Sports Table Game

This week in honor of The Olympics, we are going to do a traditional table game to determine whether the game is real or fake.

 

Jesus And The Tough Times

Lesson 2: Comfort In Tough Times

What we want students to learn: That Jesus stands ready to offer comfort to them in the midst of their tough times.

What we want students to do with what they’ve learned: To commit to turning to Jesus and accepting the comfort He offers, trusting that He will keep His promise of peace and rest.

Scripture Focus: John 14:25-27, John 16:33, Matthew 11:28-30

Supporting Scripture: Romans 15:13

Overview: Peace and comfort from the Lord are two things that can elude us in the midst of tough times. He is not always the first person we turn to when things are going wrong. Instead, the first people we can run to are friends or family. Yet, when Christ physically left this earth He let us know the Holy Spirit is with us always to remind us of the truth. He can keep us from getting overwhelmed because His peace is stronger than anything this world can provide. We are going to have trials they are going to come. However, one thing you can assure your students is that they can rest in the knowledge that God is greater. This lesson will help you teach your students that no matter how “heavy” the load they carry, the Lord wants to carry it for them. They can seek Him in the midst of tough times and receive comfort, comfort only God can give.

Outline

The following is what will be on the outline that students will be given for service. The part labeled “Front” is what will be taught during the message/teaching time. The part labeled “Back” is for your group to work through in order to dig deeper into the highlighted scripture.

(Front)

John 14:25-27
I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

WE CAN HAVE PEACE BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US

John 16:33
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

WE WILL HAVE BATTLES, BUT GOD HAS ALREADY WON THE WAR

Matthew 11:28-30
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

WE CAN THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE, IN TOUGH TIMES

Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

(Back)

 

Scripture of Focus:

Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

• What is one thing that stood out to you in this passage?

 

 

• Why do you think it stood out to you?

 

 

• What can you apply to your life from this passage?

 

Discussion Questions

Use the following questions to further your discussion as a group. You can either do these after your Scripture of Focus time or you can use them within your scripture focus time to add to the conversation as a whole. As always you are welcome to guide the discussion the best that you and your co-leader think fits your group.

Do you know that God is with you? Why or why not? How can you feel Him with you in tough times?

Does it give you confidence to know that in tough situations, God already has everything figured out for you, for good?

What does it mean to you to thrive during a tough time?

Close in prayer at 8:25ish