Last Week Recap Wired Week 1You can see God everywhere you look. This Week: Wired 2 Win: Students will love themselves more by realizing how much God loves them. Schedule6:30 Body Part Musical Chairs(Atrium)6:45 Gather: - Drake/Will Video - Banana/grape Trivia(Paul)7:00 Proclaim(video)7:10 Family Group Activity: Human knot(everyone stretch across the circle and grab a hand. Then with other hand grab someone else's hand. Now try to untie yourselves without breaking hands)7:20 Snack7:25 Family Group Time7:50 Silent Devo/Worship - Wired Wall(how does God see you?)8:00 End ProclaimGenesis 1:27, 31Matthew 22:37-391 John 3:1Do you feel like people are looking at you, sizing you up, and trying to figure out whether you’re worth their time, attention, and energy? Do you ever feel like, out of billions of people, am I really worth God’s time and attentionCaring what others think is natural, but it become a problem when we try to guess what other people think about us and that determines what we think about ourselves.It’s difficult for us to understand how much we matter unless we go back to the beginning when God set all of this in motion.God said it was good. He saw Himself in what He had made.Loving God seems like something God would ask us to do. But you probably don’t expect Him to say it’s as big of a deal as loving yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV).Loving ourselves has nothing to do with elevating ourselves over other people. Loving ourselves means that we believe we matter.God could call us lots of things. But He chooses to call us His children. It means you matter.You can do this, but that means you need to constantly remind yourself what God says about you.But it’s not enough to just read it. You must make a decision to accept it.Do you ever see God as a Father who LAVISHES you with His love?He does. And those ridiculous, over-the-top, rich quantities never change. He always loves you as you already are. Small Group: God always loves you as you already are.Key Step: Check in for the week; what was a high, what was a low, where did you see God, what do you need prayers for?Remember for each question, have them write something down. Allow them to process it and have something to share. What do you think other people think about you? What do you think about yourself?Find a phrase you can say to remind yourself of the way God sees you. Write that phrase downWhat would you do differently if you saw yourself the way God sees you?
This Week: Wired 1 Win: Students will pay attention to the evidence of God all around them.Schedule6:30 Ultimate Keep Away(outside) - photoshoot throughout6:50 String Activity7:00 Proclaim(video)7:10 Family Group Activity: Helium Stick7:20 Snack7:25 Family Group (this night spend a lot of time on getting to know each other) - Sharpie inside journal cover7:50 Wired walls - Students write on walls: ways they have seen God8:00 End ProclaimGenesis 1:1Genesis 1:27Deuteronomy 6:4-5How are you supposed to know Someone you can’t see or have a relationship with Someone who doesn’t talk back?There’s something in us that wants to know that the world isn’t random—that somehow it’s wired, and we’re wired, to work in a certain way. That Someone or Something has our back.It all begins with Creation. God is making a point of letting us know that it wasn’t by accident. (Genesis 1:1).Not only did God wire the universe to function in certain ways, He also wired humanity.(Genesis 1:27).There is something about nature, especially the parts of it that only God could create, that moves us. That’s the image of God in us, recognizing His work in everything else.And it isn’t just nature. Movies and stories that make us feel the most, that stick with us the longest, are also the ones that display characteristics of God in the clearest way.When we begin to see the evidence of His wiring, He becomes a little less invisible to us. The most important thing we were wired to do is love God (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NIV).It’s really hard for people to love each other if they never stop to notice each other.Notice Him. This week, pay attention to the places where His wiring is obvious in the world. Small Group: You can see God everywhere you look Key Step: Check in for the week; what was a high, what was a low, where did you see God, what do you need prayers for?What are some events that make you feel disconnected from God?Talk about a time when you saw the image of God in the actions of someone else.Name at least two places where you can go to notice God more regularly.