For only $59 get $188 worth of youth ministry lessons.
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All the resources in the bundle are created to use with teenagers. The Following Jesus series is specifically for junior high students.
Series included in bundle:
- Best Year Ever (6-week New Year's series)
- Choices (NEW 4-week series)
- Slow Down (NEW 4-week series)
- Following Jesus (8-week junior high series)
Series #1 ($49 Value): Best Year Ever is a 6-week New Year's series that is all about seeing the life God has given you not as a series of random events, but as a collection of opportunities to grow in your character and become more like Jesus as you find your calling.
Best Year Ever Overview
Week 1: Genesis 37:1-11 & 1 Corinthians 10:23-24
Description: If you’re ready to have the BEST YEAR EVER, your family and friend relationships and how you handle your pride will be a huge factor. Jesus put those people in your life for a reason. He died not just for you, but for them as well.
Week 2: Genesis 37:18-28 & Proverbs 3:5-6
Description: When your life begins to stink, what’s your natural response? Do you lean more into God’s embrace and trust him? Or do you throw your hands in the air in frustration and run from him? We will learn that if Joseph had given up on God in this moment, he would have missed out on, well, everything.
Week 3: Genesis 39:1-20
Description: Develop a long-term view of life, understand that eternity matters more than temporary pleasure, and remember that the Holy Spirit is inside of you to guide you into wise decisions, you will experience victory over temptation like Joseph.
Week 4: Genesis 40:1-23 & Genesis 41:1-44
Description: Patience is not an easy thing. It’s a learned discipline. There are places in your life you need more patience. We all have that person in your life who can benefit from your patience. Maybe it’s a sibling, or a classmate, or a teammate. Whoever it is, remember that Jesus loves them too, and God is asking you to be patient. You never know what God is going to do with your life because you were patient.
Week 5: Genesis 42-45
Description: We can experience freedom if we will let go of a grudge. Who have you been holding a grudge against? Who do you need to forgive? And on the flip side, whom do you need to seek forgiveness from? Holding a grudge won’t help any of us, like Joseph we need to move on.
Week 6: Genesis 50:22-26 & Hebrews 11:22
Description: See life through a long-term lens. We need to see that there are things we can do to improve our perspective on life. We should pray, seek out a mentor, and write down goals and plans. Want to have the best year ever? Leave a legacy on the world for the name of Jesus!
Series #2 ($35 Value): Choices is a 4-week series about making the right choices every day.
This series explores the 35,000 choices that students make everyday and how those decisions affect a person's relationship with God. Each week will take a look at a different character in the Bible, how they chose God regardless of their circumstances, and also how we can do the same thing in our lives.
Week 1: Choose to Serve
Bible: Joshua 24:14-15
Bottom Line: The choices that we make determine whether we will serve God or the gods of this world.
Week 2: Choose to be Pure
Bible: Daniel 1
Bottom Line: Students can live a life of transformation by staying close to God’s word and refusing to conform to the ways of the culture.
Week 3: Choose to Speak Up
Bible: The Book of Esther; Esther 4:13-14
Bottom Line: God puts us in positions in order to use us to do His will.
Lesson 4: Choose to be Grateful
Bible: Luke 17:11-19
Bottom Line: Being grateful is not just a feeling but a choice that comes from understanding what God has done for us.
Series #3 ($35 Value): Slow Down is a 4-week series helping students learn how to develop the discipline of rest.
Slow Down Overview
Today’s youth are busier than any other generation before them. Gone are the days of leisurely summer afternoons and playing in the yard until the streetlights come on. In the hustle and bustle of their overscheduled lives, students need to learn to SLOW DOWN. It is important for not only their physical and mental health, but also their spiritual health.
Week 1: Time to Unplug
Teens are attached to their phones like Luke Skywalker is attached to his robotic hand. And while these devices can be incredibly helpful, it is important for teens to take a break every now and then. This lesson gives students good reasons to unplug, as well as practical ways that they can slow down and unplug for awhile.
Week 2: The Source of our Rest
True rest is more than just a Sunday afternoon nap or vegging out in front of the TV. Students need to look to God to be the source of rest rather than their pillows or their electronic devices. Based on Psalm 23, this lesson helps students understand that they can find rest - true rest - in the arms of the Good Shepherd.
Week 3: The Discipline of Rest
God did not create us to run full-throttle 24 hours a day. In fact, God himself took a day to rest. And just like any other activity, teens need to discipline themselves to slow down and practice the art of rest. Using a variety of Old and New Testament scriptures, this lesson teaches students how to practice this very necessary skill.
Week 4: Following Jesus’ Example
Even though Jesus was fully God, he was also fully human. As a human, he got too tired and too busy at times, and sometimes Jesus needed a break from it all. Many times throughout the Gospels, we read stories of Jesus sneaking off to spend an evening alone in prayer. This lesson encourages students to learn from Jesus’ example by slowing down and getting away for much-needed prayer and rest.
Series #4 ($69 Value): Following Jesus is an 8-week series that challenges students to take the adventure of following Jesus.
Following Jesus Overview
Lesson 1: Go…Make Disciples…Baptize…Teach
Bible: John 20:30-31; Matthew 28:18-20; Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Bottom Line: Read the Bible to know and follow Jesus.
Question: Are you ready for the adventure of obeying Jesus command?
Lesson 2: Introductions
Bible: John 1:29-42; Leviticus 14; Acts 2:14-41
Bottom Line: Decide to follow Jesus and then help others to do so.
Question: Are you ready to follow Jesus? Who can you introduce to Jesus?
Lesson 3: From Fans to Followers
Bible: Luke 5:1-11
Bottom Line: Expect the unexpected with Jesus.
Question: What will you leave behind to follow Jesus?
Lesson 4: The Anointed One
Bible: Matthew 16:13-18
Bottom Line: Jesus is the Anointed One.
Question: Who do you say Jesus is?
Lesson 5: Receive and Give Forgiveness
Bible: John 21
Bottom Line: Jesus offers forgiveness.
Questions: Will you accept His gift? Are you offering it to others?
Lesson 6: Following Jesus - No matter what
Bible: Acts 6-7
Bottom Line: Some people, like Stephen, end up dying because they follow Jesus.
Big Question: Will you pray for modern day Stephens? Do you have the courage to be like him?
Lesson 7: God Loves…Those People?!
Bible: Acts 10:24-48
Bottom Line: God works beyond our comfort zones to spread His good news to all people.
Question: God loves all people...and offers grace. What about you?
Lesson 8: Prison, Death, Prayer and…
Bible: Acts 12
Bottom Line: Following Jesus can mean being thrown in prison or even being killed.
Question: Are you committed to Jesus and His church?
WHAT YOU GET
EVERYTHING IS DOWNLOADABLE. After purchase, you'll be directed to the download page and get an email that includes a link to download all the resources. Feel free to share the download link with volunteers. The bundle is only available as a downloadable product.
FOR YOUTH MINISTRY. The resources included in the bundle are written for teenagers (12-18 years old).
LESSONS AND GAMES COME IN PDF & WORD format so you can edit as needed and share with volunteers.
SERIES ARTWORK includes cover image for promotional use and blank text image for making your own presentation slides.
LESSONS include a fun opening game, creative teaching, and engaging small group discussion questions. Although the lessons aren't meant to be read word for word (we encourage you to make it your own), included is a detailed script for leaders to follow.
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