Save 61% on 3 BRAND NEW jr high series!
This bundle includes:
Accepted: 4-week series that teaches students that God loves and accepts them and they should extend that same grace to others.
Drama Queens and Blow-Up Kings: NEW & IMPROVED 4-week series equips junior high students with tools to minimize the drama in their lives.
Colossians: NEW & IMPROVED 6-week series takes jr high students through the book of Colossians, helping them understand what a life lived with Jesus is really like. We call it the "Kingdom Life".
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- Series artwork for promotional purposes (cover slide and blank text slide)
- Lessons come in both Word & PDF format. Edit as needed and easily share with volunteers.
- Fun opening games
- Creative, relevant teachings
- Engaging small group discussion questions
We are born with a desire to be accepted.
No one likes to feel rejected, unwanted, or like there is something wrong with them.
When we know how much God loves us it encourages us to extend that same love and grace to those around us.
Week 1: From Rejected to Accepted
Bible: Luke 7:35-38
Bottom Line: God sees beyond the surface to who we really are – and He loves us.
Week 2: Looking for Acceptance
Bible: 1 John 4:16
Bottom Line: God accepts us even when we don’t feel like anyone else does. He loves us too much to allow us to remain unchanged.
Week 3: Accept Yourself
Bible: Proverbs 18:21
Bottom Line: It is impossible to accept others until you accept yourself.
Week 4: Accept Each Other
Bible: Romans 14:1
Bottom Line: It’s not our job to change people. Look for opportunities to extend God’s love and pray for others.
Drama Queens & Blow-Up Kings Overview
Jr. High/Middle School can be a drama-filled time in the lives of our students.
Girls might act like “Drama Queens,” through verbal, emotional and social drama.
Guys might act like “Blow-Up Kings” with tendencies to hold in their emotions, react physically, or sometimes even explosively.
Both, however, stem from the same place – our common sin issues and an unhealthy cultural diet of drama that we feed upon.
This series will give students the tools they need to minimize the drama around them.
Week 1: In & Out = Heart & Mouth
Bible: 2 Timothy 2:22-24; Matthew 12:34-35; 1 Corinthians 1:10; James 4:1-2; Philippians 2:3-5; Proverbs 17:4; Proverbs 13:10
Bottom Line: Garbage in, garbage out. If we fill our lives with drama, then drama will come out in the things we say and do.
Week 2: Hot ‘n Juicy Gossip
Bible: 2 Timothy 2:22-24; Proverbs 17:9; Psalm 15:1-3
Bottom Line: Gossip is a deadly spiritual sin and a multi-layered problem that is at the center of jr. high drama.
Week 3: White Lies - Little Half Truths?
Bible: 2 Timothy 2:22-24; John 8:43-44; Luke 16:10; Proverbs 24:26; Proverbs 6:16-19; Ephesians 4:15
Bottom Line: White lies can sneak into a Christian’s life because we like to separate the "big sins" and the "little sins,” but God says sin is a sin.
Week 4: Shake It Up! A new mix on Jr. High Drama
Bible: 2 Timothy 2:22-24; Galatians 5:22-26; Matthew 18:15; John 3:16; Matthew 5:44; Colossians 3:12-14
Bottom Line: We need to shake things up and create a whole new mix for our lives - in our schools, with friends, and around our family when it comes to drama.
Jesus is the King. Those who follow him are members of his Kingdom.
Most of us know that to be true, but how are we supposed to live in this kingdom?
Paul helps us with that as we get specific, practical teaching through his letter to the Colossians.
Week 1: Jesus
Bible: Colossians 1:15-20
Bottom Line: Jesus is the Lord of all, holds everything together, is in charge of the church, and should be in charge of our lives.
Week 2: Community
Bible: Colossians 1:24 - 2:7
Bottom Line: Being rooted in the Bible and tightly connected to the local church is important.
Week 3: Warning
Bible: Colossians 2:16-23
Bottom Line: The great adventure of following Jesus has its dangers. These dangers see Jesus as something to add to their lives instead of the king who must be in charge of everything for those who claim to be His followers. It is not Jesus and . . . it is Jesus only!
Week 4: Kingdom Identity (Part I)
Bible: Colossians 3:1-17; 4:5-6
Bottom Line: Paul uses the metaphor of a wardrobe to describe this change from garbage to garments, from the old life to the new. Junior high students are often in the middle of trying to figure out their identities. We'll take two weeks to show them what their core identity should look like as followers of Jesus, serving and working in the Kingdom.
Week 5: Kingdom Identity (Part II)
Bible: Colossians 3:1-17; 4:5-6
Bottom Line: There is so much challenging, practical content in these passages that we will spend two weeks on it. Paul uses the metaphor of a wardrobe to describe this change from garbage to garments, from the old life to the new. We'll take two weeks to show students what their core identity should look like as followers of Jesus, serving and working in the kingdom.
Week 6: Conversation
Bible: Colossians 1:3-14; 4:2-4
Bottom Line: Paul opens and closes this letter with descriptions and instructions regarding prayer - conversations with God. We'll take time to show students how Paul prayed for the followers of Jesus in Colossae. We'll challenge leaders and parents to pray this way for these students. And then we'll also challenge the students to follow the instructions Paul gave in praying for others, like their parents, other believers, and ministry leaders.