Grades 9-12 | What Would Jesus Be Like?
We’re continuing our look at the book of Isaiah, which paints a vivid picture of Jesus 700 years before he was born. This week we looked at Isaiah 11, which reveals the royal identity and extraordinary character of Jesus, the promised Messiah.
After exploring the gentle integrity and justice-based reign of this King, we looked at Luke 1:30-33, where Jesus fulfilled this prophecy. In doing so, we were encouraged to embrace a deeper, awe-filled understanding of Jesus’ identity and consider how we can respond to him as a result.
Please take some time this week to discuss our lesson with your teenager. You can use some of the questions below to launch a conversation:
Grades 6-8 | Becoming a Friend of God
Friends. We all need them! Unfortunately, friendships can be tough in junior high. As our children move from “geographic” friends (friends with other kids in the neighborhood) to “affinity-based” friends (friends with people who share similar interests), the transition can be challenging, or even painful.
This week our teenagers talked about a different, deeper kind of friendship. We saw in Romans 5 that we become friends of God when we accept the gift of salvation through Jesus. Sin makes us enemies of God, but God’s grace offers us salvation from our sin and a restored friendship with God.
Here are some questions you might want to discuss with your teenager to keep the conversation going:
You, as a parent, play such a huge part in helping your teenager learn what it looks like to become closer friends with Jesus. Consider talking about your friendship with Jesus and you keep drawing closer to him.
We appreciate your prayers and support for our ministry. Your love truly makes a difference to your teenager—and to us!
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.