Get A Grip Series

Get a Grip Series 

"How To Keep It Together When Things Go Wrong"

Monday 6:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Deaconess Dr. June Rogers

Remember, God’s promises according to Isaiah 26:3 and Philippians 4:7 that minds and hearts focusing on and trusting in the Lord can and will enjoy perfect peace!

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Get a Grip Series    
Monday, December 6th
Teens & Trauma
Homework/Reflection – Think of a young person who looks up to you. Consider if you know what is going on with them psychologically and spiritually right now. If you have no idea, speak to them, and inquire. Be prepared to discuss specifically how you believe is the best way to help. This may include the following: Prayer; Role Modeling; Counseling; Spending more time with them; Something Practical like taking them out for a meal; Helping them fill out college or job applications; or something else.
Exodus 2
Daniel 1
Daniel 3
1 Samuel 3
1 Samuel 16 & 17
Luke 1:26-56
Luke 15:11-31
Discussion Questions
  1. Let’s talk about your homework. What did you find out about the struggles of a young person in your life? What do you believe is the best way to help? Explain. How important is it to pray for your children, grandchildren, godchildren – basically all kids? Should you let them hear you praying for them?
  2. Does God expect you to be a role model for those younger than you? Where can you find this principle in the bible? What does this mean from a lifestyle perspective? What behaviors do you think should take place in front of your children? Are there behaviors you think should be avoided?
  3. Is there any conversation that the bible tells you should be off the table when it comes to teens? At what age should the topics of “sex, drugs and rock and roll” be approached? Are rap music and video games really that bad – or just some of them? What guidance does the Bible give us?
  4. Fictional Scenario 1 for analysis: Justin just came home behaving strangely. He is quiet and withdrawn and looks spooked. You ask him what is wrong and he says nothing, but his tone and demeanor is completely different from usual. (Usually, he has an attitude and rolls his eyes). You are now convinced that something is wrong. Later you see on Facebook that one of his best friends has been shot and killed. You begin to think back to today’s timeline and figure out that Justin may have witnessed, or worse been involved in the shooting. Are there any scriptures that can guide you in the best way to approach Justin?
  5. Fictional Scenario 2 for analysis: Sasha is gaining weight. At first, you think it is based on her eating more food, but then you also notice when you go to replenish sanitary products, there wasn’t really a need – as too many are left. This tells you Sasha has not used them. So did she have a period? You are genuinely confused. You do not think it is possible for Sasha to be pregnant because quite frankly you do not let her out of your sight long enough for anything to happen. Are there any scriptures that can guide you in the best way to approach Sasha?
  6. The United States typically considers a person to be an adult at age 18. However, there are special circumstances such as the ability to criminally charge an individual as young as 12. Does the Word of God provide any indication of what the age of accountability is for youth spiritually? In other words, at what age is a person accountable to face God’s final judgment?
  7. What are some examples of points of departure where parents would not be responsible for the actions of their children from a spiritual standpoint? For example, it is being reported that the parents of the Oxford High School shooter are being criminally charged. Do you think this is fair? Is there a biblical precedent that covers this type of situation?