GRADES 6-12 | Who is Jesus?
This past Sunday we had a combined class and expanded on the previous week's High School lesson. Below is the follow from it. Please use it again this week to continue the discussion at home:
We’ve launched a new series focusing on the critical question Jesus asked his disciples: “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15). It’s a question we each must personally consider in our own interaction with Jesus. What do we really believe about him, about his purpose, and about his role in our lives?
This week we focused on the key theological ideas in Peter’s answer, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Teenagers dug deeper into the Old Testament idea of the justice, mercy, and hope the Messiah would bring. We also explored more deeply Jesus’ claim to be not only God’s Son, but to be onewith the Father (John 10:30).
Teenagers are in a critical place in their spiritual development as they develop and deepen their own sense of conviction about Jesus’ true identity. This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
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.