A 4-week small group Bible study on anticipating and preparing for the coming of Jesus. Topics include hope, love, joy and peace.
This series follows the traditional Advent calendar.
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BIBLE STUDY OVERVIEW
Lesson 1: Hope
Bible Verses: Romans 15:13, I Timothy 4:10, Psalm 62:5-6, Deuteronomy 31:6, I Peter 1:3
Bottom Line: We can observe the first theme of Advent, “Hope,” by placing our hope in Christ, both now and for the future.
Lesson 2: Love
Bible Verses: Matthew 22:34-40, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Bottom Line: The second week of Advent celebrates the theme of “Love.” Love requires action and is something we should show to God and others.
Lesson 3: Joy
Bible Verses: John 16:23-24, Galatians 5:22, Psalm 4:7, Romans 12:12, Psalm 5:11, James 1:2-4, Psalm 16:9-11
Bottom Line: During the third week of Advent, we reflect on joy – and true joy only comes from knowing Christ.
Lesson 4: Peace
Bible Verses: 1 Samuel 16-17
Bottom Line: The fourth week of Advent allows us to reflect on the peace that we find through Jesus – peace that helps us and others.
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- Lessons in both Word & PDF format – edit as needed and easily share with volunteers
- Four Bible study lessons
- Engaging small group discussion questions
WHAT MAKES OUR BIBLE STUDIES UNIQUE?
50% Teaching & 50% Discussion
All our small group Bible studies are discussion based. Each lesson is 50% reading the Bible/teaching and 50% student discussion. They’re not 90% teaching and 10% discussion, like other youth ministry series and small group studies you’ll find elsewhere.
The goal is for students to talk about the Bible, what it means to follow Jesus, their questions and doubts, what God is doing in their lives, and so on.
This format encourages group interaction and personal application, and it keeps students engaged. Getting students talking about their faith is the secret sauce to a small group, and all our small group Bible studies are formatted with that goal in mind.
The format is simple, but effective:
- Read a passage of Scripture.
- Make a point that students will remember.
- Ask questions and discuss it.
- Repeat 3-4 times per lesson.
THREE KEY COMPONENTS
Our Bible studies help students become Biblically rooted, provide a strategic path to discipleship, and give them the opportunity to form God-centered relationships.
The Bible, like the roots of a tree, brings life, nourishment and stability to your students’ lives. Scripture deepens their relationship with God, gives them the wisdom to make good decisions, brings clarity to the problems they face, and so much more. In each Bible study, students dive deep into a book of the Bible, which will firmly root them in God’s Word and provide a foundation to build their lives upon.
Strategic Path to Discipleship
We’ve created a strategic path to discipleship. Each Bible study focuses on key components of what it means to follow Jesus. Discipleship is the never-ending process of loving God and serving others. As students learn and grow in their walk with God, their thoughts, actions and lives are transformed. Throughout each Bible study, students will go on a journey to discover what it means to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Our Bible studies provide students an opportunity to develop God-centered relationships with others. As we read throughout the New Testament, discipleship happens in the context of relationships. The goal is to create an environment where students know others and are known; accept others and are accepted; love others and are loved; and pray for others and are prayed for. We’re intentional about helping them grow in their relationship with God and others.
HOW TO USE
If your youth group has more than 12 students, then use our curriculum as a tool to disciple students in a small group setting.
Does your church have an active Sunday School program? Our curriculum is a good fit for you.
Does your youth ministry have less than 12 students? Our curriculum is specifically designed with you in mind.
First Sunday of Advent Lesson
It was very well done. I used the lesson during our worship service on the First Sunday of Advent. I’m a lay speaker in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in NC. Thank you for continuing to publish great material. MERRY CHRISTMAS