Grades 9-12 | Jesus Is the Way
We’ve started a new three-lesson series called “Jesus at the End of Time.” It will help students explore Jesus’ role in the future, as well as their future with him.
In the first lesson, we looked at John 14:1-14, where Jesus told the disciples about what was to come. Jesus said we can trust him because he’s going to prepare a place for us in his Father’s home.
Jesus was speaking about the time following his death. He’s preparing a place in heaven for his disciples—anyone who believes in him—for all eternity. As the way, the truth, and the life, Jesus is the only path to eternal life with God.
Find some time—or create some time—at the dinner table or in the car to talk more about this topic with your teenager. Feel free to start the conversation with these questions:
Grades 6-8 | Knowing the Bible Helps You Know Jesus
We’ve wrapped up our series titled “More Than the Red Letters.” The goal each week has been to help teenagers discover connections between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
In our final lesson, we explored Acts 8:26-38, where God led a follower of Jesus named Philip to share the truth and understanding of a Scripture passage with an Ethiopian leader. The man was reading words from the book of Isaiah but didn’t understand what it all meant. Because Philip had knowledge of the Scripture, he was able to help the Ethiopian leader and point him to Jesus.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider fueling your conversation with these questions:
Have an incredible week!
Grades 9-12 | Why Would Jesus Suffer?
This week, we explored Isaiah 52 and 53, often referred to as the “Suffering Servant” passages. The prophet Isaiah indicated that the coming Messiah would suffer mightily as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
We considered all the ways Jesus fulfilled the extraordinary details of this passage through his arrest, torture, and crucifixion. In doing so, we were encouraged to embrace a deeper, awe-filled understanding of Jesus’ identity.
Take a few minutes this week to begin a conversation with your teenager about our lesson. Use these questions to start your discussion:
We pray that Jesus makes a huge impact in your lives this week. Blessings to you!
Grades 6-8 | How Jesus Pointed Back to the Old Testament
We’re continuing our series titled “More Than the Red Letters.” The goal each week is to help teenagers discover connections between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
In our second conversation, we discussed Luke 24:13-34, where Jesus joined two of his followers after his resurrection. In his typically shrewd fashion, Jesus didn’t simply reveal himself by saying, “Hey—it’s me!” Instead, he guided these two followers through Scriptures that revealed truths about the Messiah—about him. As Jesus spoke, these followers began to feel his presence burning within them, but they didn’t put it all together until he broke bread and blessed it, and then suddenly disappeared from their presence.
Our conversation focused on how Jesus knew Scripture, but also how he loved it and quoted it. Teenagers have the opportunity to fall in love with the Bible, too, as they draw closer to Jesus and center their lives on him.
Here are some questions that could keep the dialogue going at home this week:
Thank you for letting us partner with you and your child on their faith journey. Have a wonderful week.
Parents, the most important youth minister in your teen's life is YOU. This blog exists to keep you aware of what we're discussing in our classes and at events we attend. It also includes prompts for YOU to continue the conversations at home! No other factor influences the spiritual development of a teenager more than their parents.