#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):
Everyone has a story, whether we believe it or not.  Stories have power as they can relate to others, even if the people hearing the story may not be going through the same stuff.  But it’s important that we share our stories to other people, to show people how God has impacted and changed our lives.  Tonight’s story will focus on living out our faith and sticking to it even when others are trying to influence you.  Sometimes, when we hear other people’s stories, we only hear the craziest ones.  We hear people that have gone down some very dark paths before they found Jesus.  But we don’t hear too many stories of the people that have followed Jesus for most of their life.  While these stories may not be as “wild” or “shocking” as other ones, they’re still important.  When we think about it, all these stories are the same, with just different details in between.  The point is, we all need Jesus.  And we all have a story to share whether we believe it or not.

Goal:
Students will be able to live an authentic faith by representing Jesus well to their family and peers.

Scripture:
  • Romans 14:8
  • Galatians 1:10
  • 1 Peter 3:13-17

BIG Questions:
  1. What things stood out to you the most about this series?
  2. What things stood out to you the most about Adam’s story?
  3. After looking at/reading Romans 14:8 & Galatians 1:10,
    • What do you think Paul meant when he wrote in Galatians “Am I trying to win the approval of humans, or of God?”
  4. How do we live out lives pleasing God rather than people?
  5. What are some things we may be afraid of when it comes to living out our faith or being open about our faith?
    • How do we practice living out our faith genuinely/with integrity?
  6. What steps can you take to not please people, but live to please God?

Weekly Challenges:
Don’t forget to give out 1 or 2 of these challenges to your students!  Feel free to use the ones I give or come up with your own that would be better for your kiddos!