Youth | Teaching Resources

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
Mar092015

April 26, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

We love the students that we minister with. There might be those days when you question whether you like them or not, but you truly love each of them. Where does this love come from and how do you show it to your students? Our love for our students comes out of an abidance of love that we receive from God. We are loved by God, so we love our students. What a better way to reveal who God is than to love our students. We show our students we love them by celebrating life with them and also naming things that will harm them. It is through our actions that our students learn most about our love for God so love them more than anyone else will.

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Video

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“$1 Pizza” from Upworthy via www.upworthy.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  1 John 3:16-24

FaithElement for April 26 — (additional teaching guide)

Monday
Apr132015

May 3, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Students encounter all different things that they think are love. They chase after these things because they can be quickly grasped but they are gone just as quickly. These loving feelings that they chase after are held onto but not reciprocated. They don’t even fill us up so why would we pass them along to someone else? The love that we receive from God is overflowing and overwhelming. It transforms who we are and we want to give it to others as well. We love because God loves us. We are called to love our students because God loves us. Our students glimpse the love of God by what we say and do. Live your life so your students witness the love of God that flows out of you. They will see that what you have is not what they chase but how it transforms.

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Video

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“The Best Love” from The Notebook via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: 1 John 4:7-21

FaithElement for May 3 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Apr132015

May 10, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Some days it is easier than others to love the students that we minister with. In part, this is because of the stuff that we bring, but it is also because of the stuff that our students bring with us. I’ve heard many students say, “This is where I can be myself.” I love this because they feel comfortable enough to let it all out there. There are other days when I wish they would keep some of that stuff inside. But it is the love of God that allows me to create space for those students to bring their excitement and pain because I know that the love of God will win out in the end.

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Video

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“In Rod We Trust” from Jerry Maguire via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: 1 John 5:1-5

FaithElement for May 10 — (additional teaching resource)

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

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