Road Trip Week 1: Middle School Small Groups 4.23.16

What we're talking about

In the New Testament, we see how the apostle Paul covered a lot of territory: He went on more road trips than any other person in the Bible. This week, we’ll talk about when God intervened in one of Paul’s earliest road trips. When God intervened, Paul went from thinking he knew everything about faith, to blinded, where he waited for answers and the next steps. Paul knew that our faith is a journey—just like a road trip. There will be times when we strongly believe and times when we’re unsure. There may even be times when we just don’t care about our faith. That’s why Paul encouraged us to work out our salvation. To keep walking. To keep engaging. To keep pursuing.

Questions for Conversation

  • Just for fun, if you could take a road trip with any celebrity, who would you bring with you?
  • Have you ever changed your mind about something big, maybe it was about a person, a belief, or a direction you were headed? If so, what was it?
  • At this point in your life, what do you think about Jesus?
  • What do you think Paul meant when he said to "work out your salvation" (Philippians 2:12-13)?
  • This week, when could you set aside a few minutes to think about Jesus and what He wants you to discover about God?