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What We Are Learning — Student Life Groups

Do you want to know what your kids and students are learning at Providence? This resource will be updated each week for you to know what was taught the previous weekend and what will be taught the coming weekend in Student Life Groups. We hope this will strengthen our partnership together and that this resource will help you in leading and continuing discipleship conversations with your child.

6th Grade

May 12

Prayer 101 – Fasting and Repentance

In Scripture, there is a strong correlation between prayer and fasting. Not only that, but there is a deep connection between these and repentance. Repentance and faith are the two foundations of salvation. Without them, no one can be saved, and we must know that they are a grace from God, i.e. he works them in us. It fosters deeper intimacy with God. That does not mean that Christians cannot experience intimacy with God through Bible reading, fellowship, or prayer without fasting, but the Scriptures seem to highlight an intimacy that’s aided by fasting.

Key Scriptures: Exodus 34:28; Acts 27:9; Matthew 6:16-18; 1 Samuel 7:5-6

May 19

End of Year Party!

Students will enjoy a fun time of celebration as they wrap up their Life Group for the school year!

7th Grade

May 12

The Providence of God – God’s Saving Providence: Seeking and Saving the Lost 

God is actively working in the world, seeking and saving lost people. Though there was nothing in Zacchaeus deserving God’s grace, Jesus sought out and saved Zacchaeus, demonstrating the amazing love of God and His mercy to undeserving sinners. This amazing grace was demonstrated again in God’s call to Saul on the Damascus Road. Those God is calling cannot resist His call or thwart His purposes—not even His enemies. God is still at work calling men like Zacchaeus and Saul to Himself. He is watching over this world and working in this world to save men. Praise God for His irresistible call and His mercy to undeserving sinners.

Key Scriptures: Luke 19:1-10; Deuteronomy 7:7-8; Acts 9:1-9

May 19

The Providence of God – God’s Providence Over Pain and Suffering

God’s providence extends over pain and suffering. He uses the evil intended against His children for their good. As believers we receive help in suffering by looking ahead to future glory and finding satisfaction in God. Though God can bring about His purposes without allowing suffering to come into our lives, sometimes pain is necessary for our good. But no suffering can come to God’s children without the permission of God and which is not ultimately for our good.

We can rejoice that God is more interested in His children’s spiritual growth than in our comfort, and is willing for us to suffer pain in order to produce that growth in us. He has also given us means to endure that suffering such as focusing on the reward and finding our satisfaction in God, trusting Him for strength.

Key Scriptures: Genesis 50:20; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Habakkuk 3:17-19a; Romans 8:18; Hebrews 11:1

8th Grade

May 12

Beautiful Design – Redemption of God’s Design

Jesus is the fullest and purest expression of the imago dei. When the rest of humanity was stained by sin and lives in opposition to God’s design, Jesus redeems and restores God’s design for believers. Examine how Jesus restores it through the power of the cross and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.

Key Scriptures: Romans 7:15-25; Romans 8:1-11

May 19

Beautiful Design – Flourishing Together

As we have studied God’s design we believe men and women are equal participants in representing God, equal recipients of grace, and equally responsible to spread the glory of God by living out their complementary/ roles to display the design of God. Christians should stand out, live different from the world, coming together in a beautiful way for the gospel to be displayed.

Key Scriptures: Ephesians 4:17-24

High School

May 12

Encountering World Religions – Hinduism

We will ask the four major world view questions: 1) Where did we come from? 2) What went wrong with the world? 3) How do we fix things? 4) What does the future hold? In learning this, students will learn the key differences between the two religions and be better suited to have conversations with followers of other religions while remaining firm in biblical doctrine.

Key Scriptures: Genesis 1-3; John 3; Revelation 21

May 19

Encountering World Religions – Mormonism

We will ask the four major world view questions: 1) Where did we come from? 2) What went wrong with the world? 3) How do we fix things? 4) What does the future hold? In learning this, students will learn the key differences between the two religions and be better suited to have conversations with followers of other religions while remaining firm in biblical doctrine.

Key Scriptures: Genesis 1-3; John 3; Revelation 21

 

 

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