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We all spend a lot of time and energy trying to do many things, but do we spend time on what's really important?

 

Topics:

Choices, Habits, Idols, Priorities, Quiet Time, Icebreaker

Materials:

Copies of handout:  Click here   PDF Version 

Duration:

Approximately 10 minutes 

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What you do during class:

Break up into small groups of about four or five. Give each student a copy of the Activity handout to complete on their own. Then allow time for everyone to share their answers and thoughts with others in the small group. 

Sample of activity handout:

 ACTIVITY

 LOW                      HIGH

 Going online to chat with friends or check emails

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 Spending time to get a guy or girl notice you

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 Working to get a car, or for money to buy gas and insurance

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 Playing sports, practicing, or traveling around to compete

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 Attending church youth functions, camps or outreach events

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 Doing homework or studying for that exam

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 Sitting in front of the television or surfing the Internet  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 Listening to music or going to concerts  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 Spending quality time alone with God  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 
Additional Discussion Questions
  • Does spending time alone with God take a priority over everything else?
  • Are there any activities in your life that you are spending too much time on?
  • Isn't it okay to spend lots of time on things you really enjoy, as long as it isn't something bad?

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