Questions for Youth Retreat Break-Out Discussion

Here's the list of break-out questions I'll be providing to small group leaders to use with their students after my main session messages at the Quarry Church Youth Retreat this upcoming weekend.

Session 1 - The Righteousness Revolution

1. Matthew 7:13-14. How does Jesus words relate to the graphic picked for this weekend?
2. What road are you walking on right now?
3. How strong is your conscience muscle? What are you doing to strengthen it?
4. Can you think of an example of someone in your life who suffered from “carbon monoxide poisoning” in their conscience? What happened to them?
5. Why do you think the prodigal son returned home?
6. Why do you think the elder brother was so upset?
7. Who do you relate most with - the younger or the older brother?
8. What does the story in Luke 15:11-32 tell us about God - Our Father in Heaven?
9. What are the two parts of righteousness (A: what God does for us & how we life for God)?
10. What does the idea of being a Righteousness Revolutionary mean to you?
11. Have you acknowledged to Jesus that you are a sinner in need of a Savior?
12. Are you ready for your life to make an impact?

Session 2 - Real Revolutionaries Flee Sin

1. What does it mean to flee something?
2. What youthful passions (2 Tim 2:22) do you see around you?
3. How would you define sin?
4. What makes sin so dangerous?
5. Why did King David give in to sin? What does King David’s failure teach you about yourself?
6. have you ever been in a situation where you had to flee sin immediately? Was it hard to do? Why?
7. Can you think of an example you have fallen for the Garden of Eden Illusion?
8. What shiny things would Satan put in a monkey trap to catch you?
9. What are your biggest temptation points? How can you remove those from your life?
10. Who is helping you walk for Jesus? What friend will look for you and help you avoid crevasses?
11. How do you need Jesus’ help in fleeing from sin?

Session 3 - Real Revolutionaries Pursue Godliness

1. Recapr the two parts of righteousness (A: what God does for us & how we life for God).
2. What does it mean to ‘be in pursuit’ of something?
3. What are some of the things you see people/ culture around you pursuing? (These are idols)
4. Do you see the Christian life as an adventure filled pursuit or a boring list of do’s/don’ts?
5. What are some of the possible ‘costs’ of being committed to pursuing God?
6. What is the ‘prize’ the Apostle Paul talks about in 1 Cor 9:25-28?
7. Phil 3:12. How should Paul’s “not perfect, press on” language in this verse encourage us?
8. What does it mean to be lead by the Spirit?
9. Have you ever been inspired to press on thanks to the inspiration/cheers of others?
10. What gifts do you have that you could use for God’s glory? What do you enjoy? What are you good at? What pumps you up?
11. What is on your I Will/I Won’t List.
12. How much exposure do you have to the things of God compared to the tings of the world?