What is something you got in trouble for as a little kid?
Share an example of a person from a movie, book, or Bible story where you saw the main character change after doing something wrong.
What is your typical reaction when you feel guilty? (Place blame, hide, deny, etc.)
Read John 18:13-27. After reading this, how do you think Peter felt seeing Jesus face-to-face after the resurrection?
Read 1 Peter 4:8. Years after Peter denied Jesus and then was forgiven by Jesus, Peter wrote this letter to his friends. How does knowing Peter’s story change the way you read this verse?
Knowing how Jesus responded to Peter after his experience with denying Him, what do you think Jesus would say to a high-schooler who has done something wrong? Is it easy or difficult to believe that’s what Jesus would say to you?
Why do you think it is difficult to keep showing up and keep speaking up when we have done something we know is wrong? What would make it easier?
Think about an area of your life where you have felt guilt. Don’t say it out loud. Who is one person you could share that with who would encourage you and remind you of God’s grace for you?
Don’t Miss This: Do you feel like this is a place where you can show up and speak up when you feel guilt? Why or why not?
What would change if you actually believed that God forgave you for what you did, and you didn’t have to carry your guilt?