Play the following video for your students [3:35; if time is limited, stop at 1:25]:
Adventurous Boy Taste Tests Variety Of Food
It can be entertaining to watch people try new things, but it isn’t necessarily fun or easy to get out of your own comfort zone.
- What was the last new thing you tried—food, experience, or otherwise? What was that like—was it a positive or negative experience? Why? (Answers will vary. Accept all reasonable answers. Before trying something new, students may have felt scared or nervous. After the new experience, students may have gained confidence or perspective or may have been pleasantly surprised by how it went.)
- In what setting are you most comfortable? Least comfortable? (Answers will vary.)
- What are some comfort zones you have that you would like to get out of? (Accept all reasonable answers. Some will find themselves limited to enjoying life only when in certain situations or may feel inhibited when not surrounded by things that comfort them. They may feel uncomfortable speaking in public, participating in sporting events, meeting new people, sharing Christ with others, etc.)
Following Jesus sometimes means getting out of our comfort zone. It isn’t necessarily easy, but it is worth it. Let’s talk about it.