Main Point: Understanding that in good times or bad God is in control
Title: Remote Control!
Information: This discussion is designed to help students understand that God’s is in control. Students will see that in good times or bad, God is in every situation and in control.
Items Needed: Bible and two or more remote control cars
*Call students beforehand and ask them to bring (so you can borrow) their remote control cars or trucks.
Opening: Choose two students (or more if you have more cars) and give each of them the remote control to a car. **Do not turn the cars on and let them practice! Before your meeting, set up a small racetrack in the room. It works well to just allow the cars to race around the outside of the room. You can set up the rules to fit you group. Allow the student to race the cars. You fill probably find out that each student struggles to control their car!
Transition: “It was difficult for the volunteers to control their cars at times. Sometimes this is similar in life. We struggle to keep control or it may seem like everything in our world and around us is out of control. However, the Bible tells us that God is always in control.”
Text: Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? (37) No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
1. When does God have control?
2. Does God ever lose control?
3. What are some things that have happened in our world that seems like God is not in control?
By Andy Matzke
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.