Catchphrase Week 2 // Middle School Small Groups // 5.1.16

Session Summary

Sometimes church feels like a place with inside jokes and an inside language. "Believe" is a big word in church. But what does it really mean to be "a believer?" It's hard to know what to believe sometimes because we can't see God, we hear different opinions, and sometimes we're wrong. What if believing was about a relationship, not facts? Facts don't change people, experiencing Jesus does. God wants us to acknowledge Him and invite Him into everyday situations in our lives. Belief is about more than facts. Belief is about a person.

Bottom Line

Belief is about more than facts.

Scripture

At daybreak the council of elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. "If you are the Messiah," they said, "tell us." Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe me." -Luke 22:66-67 NIV

Questions for Conversation

  • What do you believe about the God who you know?
  • What are something you would say most Christians believe?
  • What is the difference between believing in a set of facts and believing in a person?
  • What are some ways we can acknowledge God during our everyday lives?