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Reset 2


When you take time to be still, it’s not just for physical, mental or emotional rest. As an athlete, a reset is a new way of thinking or doing things, which will free you up to be the best athlete, student, friend or family member that you can be. 

The same is even more important for your spiritual well-being. Do you want to experience true freedom in your heart? Be still and be open to a brand-new perspective on life through the truth found in Jesus. 

For warm-up today, here is a question.  What are you hoping to do when you grow up?  What would be your dream job? (get everyone to answer).  When you are old enough to start pursuing that job, being open to learning will help you do the job as best you can.  


When we met Peter, Jesus was using His boat to teach the large crowd.  Let’s read the rest of this story.

Luke 5:4-11

Even though Peter immediately knew Jesus was the Son of God, he still had to go through a process of understanding what that really meant. As Peter followed Jesus, he continued to struggle with performance (based on religious law) and identity (based on cultural expectations). Many times, that struggle manifested itself through probing questions, emotional outbursts and physical conflict. 

You can find examples in Matthew 14:22–31; 16:21–23; 26:36–46; Mark 9:2–6; Luke 22:31–34 and John 13:1–11, among others. 

Peter needed to be open to the truth. 

In today’s world, there’s my truth, your truth, his truth, her truth and our truth. But in reality, there is only one truth—God’s truth. Here are a few things God’s Word tells us about that truth: 

• God is the Creator of all things (GENESIS 1; COLOSSIANS 1:16). 

• Mankind sinned against God (GENESIS 3; ROMANS 3:23). 

• Sin separates you from God (ISAIAH 59:2). 

• God sent His only Son Jesus to Earth to die for your sins (JOHN 3:16). 

• Jesus defeated death through the resurrection (ACTS 2:24). 

• You can have eternal life through Jesus (JOHN 14:6). 

Once you open yourself to the truth, the next step is to seek wisdom from God’s Word and from Christian believers. This requires humility (admitting you don’t know it all) and patience (realizing you won’t get it all at once).

Q: What parts of God’s truth are you struggling to receive and believe? (ask for answers, but if they cannot, that’s okay)

Q: How do you think the wisdom of God’s Word and other believers will help?

Remember that all this will not happen overnight.  When you turn your thoughts and attention towards God, He will help you to find Him.  Stay humble and patient.  Does anyone want to close in prayer?

(Pray and break the huddle)