In this five-session small group Bible study, The Me I Want to Be – Teen Edition, John Ortberg reveals how there’s a real you (the one God intended) hiding under the one you pretend to be.
There is a God (it isn’t you).
Your life is a project (it isn’t yours).
The real you is waiting (it isn’t hard).
God’s best version of you is waiting. But first, John Ortberg has two very important questions:
Are you REALLY LIVING? (Full of joy and peace, in harmony with God, others and self; curious, willing to learn and experience opportunities to grow toward the best version of yourself)
Are you DECAYING? (Lacking mental and emotional energy, feeling uneasy and not very content, too self-focused)
In his usual style, Ortberg has some intriguing answers to those questions in this study and will help you gauge your spiritual health and deal with real issues you face as a teen in today’s world.
Underneath the “me” you pretend to be (the one that acts cool while fearing you’re not) and the “me” you fail to be (the one that doesn’t always feel very excited about life) you will discover something remarkable…
This Participant Guide is designed for use together with The Me I Want to Be Teen Edition DVD (sold separately) and includes discussion questions for individuals and groups. This is an excellent study for teen small groups and youth groups.
1. Discovering the Spirit
2. Renewing My Mind
3. Redeeming My Time
4. Deeping My Relationships
5. Transforming My Experience
|Contributor(s)||John Ortberg , Scott Rubin|
|About the Contributor(s)||John Ortberg
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
Scott Rubin has been on staff at Willow Creek Community Church for 18 years, and he's currently the director of Elevate, the junior high ministry at Willow Creek. Scott, along with an entirely-fantastic team of staff and volunteer leaders, has the privilege of helping young adolescents follow Jesus. He also co-authored two books in the Middle School Survival Series with Mark Oestreicher.
|Publish Date||Sep 14, 2010|