Grades 9-12 | For God So Loved the World
We’ve launched a new series on the topic of culture—lessons that focus on engaging society without being swept away by it. Each week students are diving into conversation and Scripture to unravel wisdom, truth, and encouragement for living a Jesus-centered life in a self-centered world.
In our first lesson, we read Jesus’ prayer from John 17:13-19, which focuses on protection, wisdom, and purpose. He prayed not that God would take us out of the world but that God would protect us from the evil one. With God’s protection and love, we can be a shining light in our society.
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 | For God So Loved the World
We’ve launched a new series on the book of Genesis—the book that kicks off the biblical account of God’s movement in the world. Genesis is a book of beginnings—the word Genesis literally means “beginnings.” It tells about the beginnings of the world and of man. It’s also the beginning of the story of God. It lays the groundwork to help us see and understand the rest of the Bible. Like reading any other book or watching a movie, the beginning of the Bible helps the rest of the story make sense.
Our conversation focused on Genesis 5:1-2, where we read about Adam’s descendants—and one day, one of those descendants would be Jesus. Elsewhere in Genesis, we discover some big moments in humanity’s history—and through it all, we read about how God’s love remained faithful, even when humanity wasn’t faithful to God.
I encourage you to keep the conversation going with your teenager this week. Here are some questions you might want to ask:
Thanks for letting us partner with you in your teenager’s spiritual journey. Have a blessed 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.