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GUARDRAILS PART 2

This week is all about helping your students understand the meaning of and need for guardrails in their lives.  They may not be comfortable getting specific about the need for personal guardrails yet, but give them space and time.  We will continue to work the next several weeks to help come to a place of honest vulnerability.  Depending on the dynamic of your small group be prepared to balance between students who share too much and those who shy away from sharing and participating. 

EPHESIANS 5:16-17

Bottom line:  God wants you to set up some protective barriers so that you experience His best in your life!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  1. WHY DO YOU THINK GOD CARES WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE GUARDRAILS SET UP IN YOUR LIFE?  WHAT ARE SOME AREAS WHERE YOU TINK GOD CARES ABOUT HAVING GUARDRAILS?
  2. WHY DO WE OFTEN WANT TO PUSH THE LIMITS AND TOE THE LINE OF DOING RIGHT AND WRONG? WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT OUR NEED FOR GUARDRAILS IN OUR LIFE?
  3. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMEONE (A FRIEND, OLDER SIBLING, CLASSMATE) MAKE A BAD DECISION THAT AFFECTED EVERY AREA OF THEIR LIFE? DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE DECISION TO AFFEXT YOUR LIFE THAT WAY? WHY OR WHY NOT?
  4. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS A PURPOSE OFR YOUR LIE?  HOW CAN GUARDRAILS HELP YOU LIVE A LIFE THAT IS ABOUR FULFILLING THAT PURPOSE? 
  5. WHAT IS ONE GUARDRAIL YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE SHARING TO HELP YOU WALK MORE LIKE CHRIST THIS YEAR?

HIGH SCHOOL

  1. WHY DO WE OFTEN WANT TO PUSH THE LIMITS AND TOE THE LINE OF DOING RIGHT AND WRONG? WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT OUR NEED FOR GUARDRAILS IN OUR LIFE?
  2. DO YOU EVER THINK YOUR PARENTS SET RULES FOR YOU THAT ARE TOO STRICT? WHY DO YOU THINK THEY DO THIS? HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THEM ABOUT WHY THEY SET THE RULES THEY DO?
  3. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS A SPECIFIC PURPOSE FOR WHY HE MADE YOU? HOW CAN GUARDRAILS HELP YOU LIVE IN A WAY THAT FULFILLS THAT PURPOSE?
  4. WHEN WE CHOOSE TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE GUARDRAILS WE ARE ESSENTIALLY HANDING CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR ISSUE TO SOMEONE OR SOMETHING ELSE?  WHAT ARE SOME AREAS OF YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU HAVE NOT SET UP GAURDRAILS?  IN THOSE AREAS TO WHAT OR TO WHOM HAVE YOU HANDED CONTROL OVER? (I.E. FRIENDS, LUST/PORNOGRAPHY, FOOD ETC.)
  5. WHAT IS ONE GUARDRAIL YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE SHARING TO HELP YOU WALK MORE LIKE CHRIST THIS YEAR? 
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