Grades 9-12 | Abide - Stay Connected to Your Life Source
This week, we studied John 15:1-12, where Jesus uses a beautiful, clear metaphor to describe himself as our life source. He explains that he is the vine, and we are the branches.
In our culture, we often look for meaning and identity in many other sources. But only when we recognize Jesus as our life source can we experience complete, fulfilled joy. In verse 11, Jesus says he has spoken these things so our joy will overflow.
This week, spend a few minutes with your teenager reviewing our lesson. Here are some questions you can use to fuel your conversation:
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Grades 6-8 | A Bunch of Ordinary, Imperfect People
We’ve concluded our three-lesson series on Genesis. Each week we’ve discovered how this first book of the Bible is so important. It introduces us to the story of God. It shows how God is faithful and keeps his promises. And this week we saw how Genesis introduces us to some flawed, imperfect people.
Young teenagers sometimes think Scripture only focuses on “perfect” people who never struggled, never panicked, or never messed up—but that just isn’t true. The Bible is filled with stories of ordinary, imperfect people, including the four people we discussed in this lesson: Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Joseph.
Keep the conversation going at home this week by asking your teenager these kinds of questions:
As you go through your week, remind your child they we all make mistakes, but Jesus still loves us and wants us to partner with him to do amazing things in this world!
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.