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This page offers youth teaching resources written by Jeremy Colliver supporting the core lessons found in Baptists Today. To get the core lessons, click here.

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Monday
Apr132015

May 17, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

It is easier now more than ever for students to share their stories. Social media has allowed students a variety of real-time platforms for students to share their stories. They share pictures and what they are up to continuously, but when you ask them to share the story of their faith they can’t come up with their own words. We can help our students tell their stories by helping them name what God is doing through them and around them. Sometimes it only takes giving our students a vocabulary to be able to tell their own stories. Sometimes it is creating space for students share stories that aren’t easily told. Whatever the reason, as we minister with our students we need them to tell their stories.

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Video

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“The Definition” from Lecrae’s Anomaly

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: 1 John 5:7-13

FaithElement for May 17 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Apr132015

May 24, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

You would think that with all of the different ways our students can be connected that they can’t feel alone, but many students still feel isolated and/or alone. It isn’t always the stereotypical students that are lonely, but those students who are always surrounded by others sometimes feel alone as well. We need to remember that their loneliness many times comes from a lack of hope that can come about in many different forms. What we can do as we minister with them is to continue to point them toward God; a God of hope that can even raise dry bones.

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Video

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“Stuck at a Crossroads” from Cast Away via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Ezekiel 37:1-14

FaithElement for May 24 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Apr132015

May 31, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

We are a people that are called to be different. We aren’t called to be different for the sake of being different, but we are called to be different to point to the truth. When we minister with our students we need to continually speak to what is truth and what is garbage. Our students are so inundated with information as to what is true and what is fiction that we play a role of interpreter. We need to point out what is the truth in the midst of the garbage and darkness. the first way to do this is to live your life this way and the second way is to speak it. Students crave to know who they are, and we can help point them to what they are called to be but they have to respond.

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Video

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“Ghost Town” from 16x9 via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Isaiah 6:1-13

Wednesday
May132015

June 7, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

There are a lot of people that our students hear from. Some of them are actual people in their lives: friends, family, teammates, or people at church. Some of the people they hear from are virtual: internet ads, tweets from people they follow, or pictures of places and people. Some of them are fictional: characters in books, stories on blogs, or heroes of the movies. With all of these different voices come different temptations. Not all of these temptations are bad or are done with malice in mind. It is our responsibility as ministers to help our students filter out and discern all of these voices. We can help our students build a framework for them to hear all of these different messages and determine which ones are healthy and kingdom building.

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Video

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“Minions and icecream truck” from Despicable Me 2 via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Genesis 3:1-19

Wednesday
May132015

June 14, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

I’ve heard from several students that they wished someone would just hand them all of the answers and then they could live their life. There are some people that will try and go this for them, but it doesn’t seem to work out as easy as they had expected. There are always new situations, and with them, new questions that will arise. What we have to do for our students is to give them the tools to try and figure out the answers to their questions. We can walk alongside them as they figure out some of these questions, but we have to remember that we won’t be beside them when they make all of their decisions. How do you equip your students to answer their own questions?

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Download the PDF for youth teaching resources. This PDF contains the FIT Teaching Guide for this lesson.

Video

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“Funny Batman solves another easy riddle” Batman TV Series 1966 via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Ezekiel 17:1-24