Skip to main content

Week 5: Everyone Through Christ

Coach's Corner


“[God] has created us anew in Christ Jesus.” — Ephesians 2:10b
(Coach, have the group repeat this three times).

Pair up with a teammate and take turns saying our theme verse three times each. Then, see if you can say the verse from memory.


Have you ever made a mistake in a game? When you make a slip-up in a game, you might be afraid that people will never forget about it. But all you want is a fresh start. Have you ever felt this?

In our last meeting, we got into groups and talked about our biggest mistakes in competition and how we felt afterwards. Let’s get back into groups of two or three and revisit that discussion with these questions:

  1. When you make a mistake during competition, how long does it take you to forget about it and move on?
  2. What usually happens when you let a past mistake linger in your mind throughout the course of competition?

Let’s have three or four people share what they’ve discussed so far in their groups.

There’s really no difference when it comes to mistakes you’ve made in your everyday life. It can be really hard to move on and leave those mistakes behind you.

Think back to the final question I asked you to consider last week: If you believe that God created you because He loves you, and you also believe that through Jesus Christ, we are saved from our sins, will you trust Jesus with your life?

Here’s the great news about answering that question: Once you surrender your life to Jesus and have asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins, you don’t have to worry about the past anymore. You can have a new start. In fact, Jesus doesn’t just give you a new start. He makes you a brand new person!

Through Christ, you are new! Shout it out with me: I am new!

The Bible says, “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” — 1 Corinthians 5:17

That’s not all. Before you accepted Christ, sin had control of your life and that made it hard to do the right thing and obey God.

But now, you are free! Shout it out with me: I am free!

You are free from sin and you are free to be everything that God has created you to be.

The Bible makes this clear, “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” — John 8:36

That means you no longer have to be stuck in the same bad habits and behaviors that you know are keeping you from fully enjoying your relationship with God and fulfilling His purpose for your life. Galatians 5:13 tells us:

“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Life is so much better when you don’t have to worry about your past mistakes. You can be free from fear, worry, and embarrassment. You can be free to do your best for God. And that should feel amazing!


Before we finish this meeting, take a few moments to answer these questions to yourself:

  1. What is a past mistake or sin that you need to leave in the past for good?
  2. What is a sinful behavior you still struggle with and need to trust God to remove from your life?
  3. What do you think it would look to truly walk in freedom with Christ?

If these are questions that you are struggling to answer, find a mature Christian this week that will talk to you and pray with you about it.

Let’s end today’s Huddle Time in prayer.

“Dear God, thank You for making me a new person through Christ. Thank You for giving me freedom from sin. Help me be everything that You have created me to be. Amen.”