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Nothing Is The Same When We Encounter Jesus ©2017 by youthministry360. All rights reserved. Published by YM360 in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Any reference within this piece to Internet addresses of web sites not under the administration of YM360 is not to be taken as an endorsement of these web sites by YM360; neither does YM360 vouch for their content. Unless otherwise noted, scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING Intro 4 Large Group Session 1 Notes 6 Small Group Session 1 Intro 8 Session 1 Getting Started 9 Session 1 Digging In 10 Session 1 Wrapping Up 12 Large Group Session 2 Notes 14 Small Group Session 2 Intro 16 Session 2 Getting Started 17 Session 2 Digging In 18 Session 2 Wrapping Up 20 Large Group Session 3 Notes 22 Small Group Session 3 Intro 24 Session 3 Getting Started 25 Session 3 Digging In 26 Session 3 Wrapping Up 28 Large Group Session 4 Notes 30 Small Group Session 4 Intro 32 Session 4 Getting Started 33 Session 4 Digging In 34 Session 4 Wrapping Up 36 Devotion 1 38 Devotion 2 40 Devotion 3 42 Devotion 4 44 About the Authors

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TABLE OF

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Nothing Is The Same When We Encounter Jesus ©2017 by youthministry360. All rights reserved. Published by YM360 in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Any reference within this piece to Internet addresses of web sites not under the administration of YM360 is not to be taken as an endorsement of these web sites by YM360; neither does YM360 vouch for their content. Unless otherwise noted, scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING Intro 4 Large Group Session 1 Notes 6 Small Group Session 1 Intro 8 Session 1 Getting Started 9 Session 1 Digging In 10 Session 1 Wrapping Up 12 Large Group Session 2 Notes 14 Small Group Session 2 Intro 16 Session 2 Getting Started 17 Session 2 Digging In 18 Session 2 Wrapping Up 20 Large Group Session 3 Notes 22 Small Group Session 3 Intro 24 Session 3 Getting Started 25 Session 3 Digging In 26 Session 3 Wrapping Up 28 Large Group Session 4 Notes 30 Small Group Session 4 Intro 32 Session 4 Getting Started 33 Session 4 Digging In 34 Session 4 Wrapping Up 36 Devotion 1 38 Devotion 2 40 Devotion 3 42 Devotion 4 44 About the Authors

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INTRO The world looks a certain way. The status quo. It is what it is. Things will never change. Until it does. Something happens. Something big. A complete 180° turn from death to life. That something is Jesus Christ. The power of the Gospel is transformative. It takes hearts of stone and turns them into hearts of flesh. It flips the light switch on darkness. It resurrects the dead and breathes life into them. It delivers hope, it offers peace, and it changes everything. If you’re ready to come into contact with the love and grace of Jesus Christ, if you’re ready for nothing in your life to be the same, then it’s time to jump into This Changes Everything. Let’s go.

“T H E R E F O R E, IF ANYONE IS IN C H R I S T, H E I S A N E W C R E A T I O N. T H E O L D H A S P A S S E D A W AY; B E H O L D, T H E N E W H A S C O M E.”

H AV E Y O U P R E PA R E D F O R T H E J O U R N E Y ? Ask yourself: Is my heart prepared to be challenged? Am I willing to be changed? If you can’t answer “yes” to these questions, this journey might not be nearly as spectacular as it could be. If you need to, take a moment and silently talk to God in prayer. Ask God to radically move in your life.

YOU’RE HOLDING YOUR MAP This book your holding is the road map for your journey. It will help guide your experiences. Write your name and date in the front. Hold on to it. You may want to look back and remember this time in your life.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

LEARN. AND TEACH. Keep your eyes and ears open for those valuable moments where God wants to teach you something. But don’t miss the chance to teach your friends and be taught by them. Your friends are with you in this experience. Be open to what God is doing in and through them, and how He might be using them to speak to you. And vice versa. 4

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INTRO The world looks a certain way. The status quo. It is what it is. Things will never change. Until it does. Something happens. Something big. A complete 180° turn from death to life. That something is Jesus Christ. The power of the Gospel is transformative. It takes hearts of stone and turns them into hearts of flesh. It flips the light switch on darkness. It resurrects the dead and breathes life into them. It delivers hope, it offers peace, and it changes everything. If you’re ready to come into contact with the love and grace of Jesus Christ, if you’re ready for nothing in your life to be the same, then it’s time to jump into This Changes Everything. Let’s go.

“T H E R E F O R E, IF ANYONE IS IN C H R I S T, H E I S A N E W C R E A T I O N. T H E O L D H A S P A S S E D A W AY; B E H O L D, T H E N E W H A S C O M E.”

H AV E Y O U P R E PA R E D F O R T H E J O U R N E Y ? Ask yourself: Is my heart prepared to be challenged? Am I willing to be changed? If you can’t answer “yes” to these questions, this journey might not be nearly as spectacular as it could be. If you need to, take a moment and silently talk to God in prayer. Ask God to radically move in your life.

YOU’RE HOLDING YOUR MAP This book your holding is the road map for your journey. It will help guide your experiences. Write your name and date in the front. Hold on to it. You may want to look back and remember this time in your life.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

LEARN. AND TEACH. Keep your eyes and ears open for those valuable moments where God wants to teach you something. But don’t miss the chance to teach your friends and be taught by them. Your friends are with you in this experience. Be open to what God is doing in and through them, and how He might be using them to speak to you. And vice versa. 4

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LARGE GROUP NOTES

SESSION 1

These pages are designed for any notes you might want to jot down during this Large Group session. There’s a lot of awesome stuff you’re going to be learning. So, even if you’re not much of a note taker, you might want to at least jot down what you think is important.

TRY WRITING DOWN:

• Any specific teaching points • Verse references for Scripture passages • Quotes that make you think • Anything you have a question about

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LARGE GROUP NOTES

SESSION 1

These pages are designed for any notes you might want to jot down during this Large Group session. There’s a lot of awesome stuff you’re going to be learning. So, even if you’re not much of a note taker, you might want to at least jot down what you think is important.

TRY WRITING DOWN:

• Any specific teaching points • Verse references for Scripture passages • Quotes that make you think • Anything you have a question about

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SMALL GROUP ONE

ORIGIN STORIES For each of the superheroes listed in the column on the left, match their origin story from the column on the right.

INTRO SUPERHEROS & SUPERVILLANS Origin stories. They’re important because they give context. Take superheroes for instance. They have the best origin stories because, often, they clue you in to what makes them the way they are. Once you know that Dex-Starr was an abandoned kitten who was almost drowned by hoodlums, you totally get why he would seek vengeance on street kids. When we get the backstory on someone, it becomes easier to understand what drives them in the present day. And just like superheroes (or super cat villains), we each have an origin story. And so does humanity. In this first Small Group, we’re going to look into the origin story of us as people. We’re going to learn how we got here. And we’re going to take a peek at where we’re headed. Ready? Let’s jump in.

Batman Superman Nightman The Whizzer Catwoman Squirrel Girl Dex-Starr

SMALL GROUP ONE GETTING S TA R T E D SUPERHEROS & SUPERVILLANS An abandoned kitten nearly drowned by hoodlums is transformed into an evil villain by the power of his rage. A flight attendant who is struck on the head during a plane crash and left with amnesia whose father owned a pet store. A saxophone-playing jazz singer gets struck by lightning on a cable car, giving him superpowers, but making it difficult for him to sleep. A young girl grew a tail. A rich man stands up to his fear of flying mammals and becomes one. A young man was bitten by a cobra, so his father injected him with mongoose blood, giving him super-speed. An alien that was sent to earth and must hide in plain sight.

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SMALL GROUP ONE

ORIGIN STORIES For each of the superheroes listed in the column on the left, match their origin story from the column on the right.

INTRO SUPERHEROS & SUPERVILLANS Origin stories. They’re important because they give context. Take superheroes for instance. They have the best origin stories because, often, they clue you in to what makes them the way they are. Once you know that Dex-Starr was an abandoned kitten who was almost drowned by hoodlums, you totally get why he would seek vengeance on street kids. When we get the backstory on someone, it becomes easier to understand what drives them in the present day. And just like superheroes (or super cat villains), we each have an origin story. And so does humanity. In this first Small Group, we’re going to look into the origin story of us as people. We’re going to learn how we got here. And we’re going to take a peek at where we’re headed. Ready? Let’s jump in.

Batman Superman Nightman The Whizzer Catwoman Squirrel Girl Dex-Starr

SMALL GROUP ONE GETTING S TA R T E D SUPERHEROS & SUPERVILLANS An abandoned kitten nearly drowned by hoodlums is transformed into an evil villain by the power of his rage. A flight attendant who is struck on the head during a plane crash and left with amnesia whose father owned a pet store. A saxophone-playing jazz singer gets struck by lightning on a cable car, giving him superpowers, but making it difficult for him to sleep. A young girl grew a tail. A rich man stands up to his fear of flying mammals and becomes one. A young man was bitten by a cobra, so his father injected him with mongoose blood, giving him super-speed. An alien that was sent to earth and must hide in plain sight.

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SMALL GROUP ONE DIGGING IN

WHO IS RIGHTEOUS?

MY ORIGIN STORY Work through the following activities with your group to unpack what they mean for your life.

“But now, the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…” - Romans 3:21-23

• What is Romans 3:21-23 saying?

PROMPT 1:

Describe in a few sentences how your life was growing up.

PROMPT 2:

Describe who was primarily responsible for raising you. • Do you agree with this passage in Scripture? Why or why not?

PROMPT 3:

Describe a few of the main blessings that have defined your life.

PROMPT 4:

Describe some of the struggles that have defined your life. • If all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, what does that mean in our relationship with Him?

PROMPT 5:

If you had to imagine, write down a few sentences on where you think your life is headed.

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SMALL GROUP ONE DIGGING IN

WHO IS RIGHTEOUS?

MY ORIGIN STORY Work through the following activities with your group to unpack what they mean for your life.

“But now, the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…” - Romans 3:21-23

• What is Romans 3:21-23 saying?

PROMPT 1:

Describe in a few sentences how your life was growing up.

PROMPT 2:

Describe who was primarily responsible for raising you. • Do you agree with this passage in Scripture? Why or why not?

PROMPT 3:

Describe a few of the main blessings that have defined your life.

PROMPT 4:

Describe some of the struggles that have defined your life. • If all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, what does that mean in our relationship with Him?

PROMPT 5:

If you had to imagine, write down a few sentences on where you think your life is headed.

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SMALL GROUP ONE WRAPPING UP

A PSALM OF YOUR OWN

Come up with your very own psalm to express your feelings to God.

PROMPT 1:

What do you say in your heart about God? Don’t hold back. Be honest.

PROMPT 2:

If God were to look down from heaven on you, what would He see within your heart?

PROMPT 3:

If your sin were an outward manifestation on you physically, what would you look like?

“F O R A L L H A V E S I N N E D A N D FA L L SHORT OF THE GLORY O F G O D, A N D A R E JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE A S A G I F T, T H R O U G H T H E R E D E M P T I O N T H AT I S I N C H R I S T J E S U S.” ROMANS 3:23-24

PROMPT 4:

In verse 7, the psalmist talks about the salvation coming for Israel. How do you visualize salvation coming for you?

Now build a psalm similar to the one you read in Psalm 14:1-7. Be creative!

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SMALL GROUP ONE WRAPPING UP

A PSALM OF YOUR OWN

Come up with your very own psalm to express your feelings to God.

PROMPT 1:

What do you say in your heart about God? Don’t hold back. Be honest.

PROMPT 2:

If God were to look down from heaven on you, what would He see within your heart?

PROMPT 3:

If your sin were an outward manifestation on you physically, what would you look like?

“F O R A L L H A V E S I N N E D A N D FA L L SHORT OF THE GLORY O F G O D, A N D A R E JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE A S A G I F T, T H R O U G H T H E R E D E M P T I O N T H AT I S I N C H R I S T J E S U S.” ROMANS 3:23-24

PROMPT 4:

In verse 7, the psalmist talks about the salvation coming for Israel. How do you visualize salvation coming for you?

Now build a psalm similar to the one you read in Psalm 14:1-7. Be creative!

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