A true story regarding the counterculture youth revolution that emerged in the United States during the late 60s and early 70s. During this era, many young people rejected the social norms and religious expectations of the day. Instead, they experimented with psychedelic drugs and Eastern mysticism. Sexual freedom and expression were also marked in this era. No one expected that out of the Hippie Movement would emerge one of the greatest spiritual awakenings in American history. 

This movement began in southern California with the forerunners characterized in this movie. One of the main Characters, Greg Lowrey, was looking for what most are still looking for today– significance, acceptance, and fulfillment. Unable to find meaning  in the culture, Greg and the youth of that time, turned to other pursuits which also failed to satisfy what they were looking for. Meaning comes out of a relationship with Jesus When we understand his design in our lives, we can better see our purpose. Walking with purpose gives us a sense of meaning. 

We, like Greg, were so broken and empty. Jesus comes to us and says give me your life and I’ll restore you to what you were created to be. If we accept, He takes possession of our heart and begins the transformation process of every area of our life. He is the only one who can!  Don’t believe the deception that anything else can bring you authentic love and meaning. 

Opening Question or Ice Breaker

Describe a renovation project you’ve taken on (i.e. home, closet, car, work, etc).

Discussion Question 1

What are some of the wrong perceptions of Jesus that you have heard? The Christian walk? 

Scripture: Have someone read 

  1. John 14:6 NIV: Do we really see Him in each of these ways? 
  2. Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV: What’s one way your understanding of Jesus has grown in your relationship with him?
  3. Galatians 5:22-25 NIV: How can our walk be more “in step” with the Holy Spirit? 

Discussion Question 2

Describe a turning point in your life that moved you closer to Jesus? Who in your life helped you make or walk through that change? What are some famous turning points for people in the Bible? 

Scripture: 

  1. Hebrews 3:15 NIV: Are there areas of your life that are yielded to the Holy Spirit? Hardened?
  2. Matthew 12:30 NIV:  What areas of your life are you helping to gather others to Jesus? Scattering?

Make It Practical – Apply the Word:

How can you move forward in your journey as a disciple today? Who can you help move forward in their journey today? How does knowing Jesus more help shape your identity? How does that impact your walk? 

Family Conversation Question for the Week: (spend time talking with your circle)

What are we running to instead of Jesus? Are you ready to make a change?