Grades 9-12 | Questions From a Rich Young Man
We’re halfway through our series focusing on the questions of Jesus. Each week, students are examining a different passage of Scripture to discover what was behind some of the questions Jesus asked in the Gospels.
In this second lesson, we explored Matthew 19:16-22, where Jesus encountered a rich young man. He had lived an exemplary life but felt that something was still missing. Jesus’ question about his focus on the good things of this life rather than a focus on “the One who is good” challenged the young man’s priorities.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
Grades 6-8 | God Is Just & Merciful
We’re continuing our series called “God Is.” Each week, we’re discussing important character traits of God and how those traits invite us to know and love God more.
In this second lesson, we explored John 3:16-21, where Jesus talks about his purpose and summarizes his good news in a familiar verse—John 3:16. Jesus brought hope to an unfair world. We all have sinned. We have Adam and Eve to thank for that; their actions brought sin into the world. But through Jesus, we have the opportunity to be freed from the penalty of sin—separation from God. Jesus’ mercy doesn’t make his justice obsolete—by his Spirit, we can live in the tension between the righteousness of God and the mercy, grace, and forgiveness of God.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider fueling your conversation with these questions:
Thanks for all you do to love, encourage, and support your teenager at home. Have a great week!
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