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24/7 Introduction

Hey everybody!  It is awesome to have each of you here and that we can spend some downtime together during the season.  

To start, everyone finds a partner and ask their partner’s name and what their favorite thing to do is.  In a moment, you will share your partner’s name and favorite activity with the group.  (Leader: share your favorite thing to do after the athletes)

Do you sometimes feel like you have too much to do?  We have school and sports.  When you get home, you have homework or time with your family.  We have those favorite things we like to do, but we just don’t have time.

But God can help us with that.  Before we begin, let’s pray together.

Father, thank You for a chance to be together.  Thank you for giving us a few moments to slow down and learn about You together.  Help us this season to reset and renew through Your Son Jesus.  In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

What does the term “24/7” mean?  (see if one of the athletes can answer)

There are 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.  So, the term 24/7 means all the time.  What are some things we do 24/7?  (wait for an answer or two)

One thing we do 24/7 is breathing. We cannot live without air.  How about our hearts?  They beat 24/7.  Our brains are always going, keeping everything going all the time.  

What are some things we cannot do 24/7? (wait for an answer or two)

How about sleep?  We may want to, but we cannot sleep all the time. Can we eat 24/7?  No, that would not be good. 

When we think about it, there are some things that we can, and should do 24/7, and there are things we cannot do 24/7.  There are many things we do with our time that do not add to our lives, they just make us busy and wear us out.

This season, we’re going to look at how we can have a reset of our busy lives, and how we can be renewed, all because of God and His Son Jesus.  

Here’s the theme verse for the week, repeat after me: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Here are two things to think about as we wrap up this week:

Q: What would it look like to do a reset in your life?

Q: What does Jesus need to make new in your life?

If you can’t answer right now, that’s okay.  We will dig deeper as the weeks go by.  Right now, let’s close in prayer and ask God to help us answer these questions.

God, You are so good to give us time to relax and chat about our busy lives.  As these weeks go by, help us to be able to reset where we need it and to renew our identity in You.  Please help us to have a good season together, to be safe, and to know You better.  In Jesus’ name, amen.