#JesusStrongYouth

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 - 8:00pm

Where students 6th-12th grade can become #JesusStrong 

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

About #JesusStrongYouth

Caring-for students by offering Hope

Matthew 9:36
"When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out,  like sheep without a shepherd." 

Connecting-students to God and one another

Acts 2:42-47
"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common.  They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."

Communicating-God's truth in love with students

Ephesians 4:15
"But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head  — Christ."

BIG Questions for Parents....

Lesson (Big Idea):
When God created mankind in the beginning, He didn’t create us to be boring robots. He gave us the ability to make our own decisions, to feel emotions, but also create and use the talents/abilities He gave us. Everyone has different talents and abilities that makes them unique. Sometimes, we use these talents and abilities to gain our own glory and honor. But God gave us these abilities to glorify Him and help people take steps in their walk with God.  When we use our talents/abilities and the recourses God gave us to create, serve, and worship, we’re being good stewards of the Earth as He created us to be. God designed us to steward the Earth well and add to His creation. When we begin to practice this by using our talents, abilities, and resources to be good stewards, we can base our ID in Him.  

Goal:
Students will be able to honor God with their gifts/talents and recourses.

Scripture:
1) 1 Peter 4:10-11
2) Romans 12:5-8

BIG Questions:
1) After looking at/reading 1 Peter 4:10-11, What do you think Peter meant by “serving others as faithful stewards of God’s grace?"
a. What is a steward?
2) Do you think people tend to use their gifts/talents to bring glory onto themselves?
a. Why or why not?
3) How do we use our gifts to serve others?
a. How do we use them to glorify God and serve Him?
4) After looking at/reading Romans 12:5-8, what gifts are listed here?
5) What other gifts could we use to serve God and others?
6) How do we renew/change our minds about gifts/talents/abilities and how we use them?
7) What’s one way you could use your gift/talent/resources to serve others and glorify God?
8) How does all this tie into our ID?

Parents:
One of the challenges I gave students on the first week of this series was to start bringing their physical bibles to youth group! So try to remind your kiddos to grab their physical bible and begin bringing it with them on Wednesday nights.