Where Our Story Began 1
I was struggling when Jesus entered my story.
Start off groups tonight by having students take a few minutes to fill out the Fall Survey.
I was __________________ when Jesus entered my story.
Matthew 1:18–19 (ESV)  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
"I was struggling when Jesus entered my story.”
Isaiah 53:3a (ESV) He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
Psalm 34:18 (ESV) The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Move your me story to a we story.
Q1: Have you ever thought about your testimony? What is something Jesus has done in your life?
Q2: How do you think Mary and Joseph felt when they first found out she was pregnant?
Q3: Did any of you meet Jesus through a struggle? How did that change your story?
Q4: Have you ever avoided God when you are struggling because you feel like you have to be “better” or “good” before He will listen to you or help you"? If so, why do you think God won’t help you out of your mess?
Q5: How do you think making your “me story” a “we story” might help you in times of struggle?
Try this: Pray, and tell God the truth…. ex “I don’t know what to do” “I feel like…"
Next at YX
Here is something coming up to talk about in group and invite your students:
YX Christmas Party
J High December 13th.
HS December 16th