Student Struggles Bible Study & Small Group

This free ‘Student Struggles’ topical Bible study is designed to help students . You can use this Student Struggles Bible study in your youth group, church gathering, or as a personal Bible study.

Here is How the Student Struggles Bible Study and Small Groups Break Down:
Week 1: Grace > Guilt

No matter what you have done or where you have been, God is ready to give you grace. God’s grace says that you’re not defined by your mistakes or missteps. Rather, you are defined by your membership in the family of God. There is no mistake too big for God’s mercy. God’s grace is greater than your guilt.
Scripture: Romans 8:1-2

Week 2: Forgiving Yourself

You can move past your past. Through Jesus, you have received complete forgiveness. God has a second chance waiting for you. The Bible doesn’t just say that God forgives one sin; He cleanses you from ALL unrighteousness. Every mess up, every mistake, every misstep. Jesus will never run out of second chances for you.
Scripture: 1 John 1:9

Week 3: Loneliness

You are not alone when you know Jesus. He cares for you, listens to you, and includes you in His grand plans for the world. He has also blessed you with a supportive community on Earth through the Church. The capital ‘C’ Church isn’t a building; it’s the people all over the world who are dedicated to loving Jesus and others. Connect with these people and commit to doing life together.
Scripture: Psalm 25:16-21

Week 4: Beating Burnout

Burnout happens when we are running on empty, but Jesus offers us a path towards fullness & fulfillment. Burnout can be a blessing when it brings you closer to the ultimate source of life— Jesus. Just like the woman at the well, Jesus will go to great lengths to help you.
Scripture: John 4:6-14

This free Student Struggles Bible study includes:

— 4 small group discussion guides on miracles in the Gospel of Mark
— Graphics to reinforce the messages on social media


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