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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February 1, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

“Thank you.” These are words that take time. There are only two words, so they don’t take long to say, but to genuinely mean them takes time. They take time because you have to reflect on what has been done, and in a world that doesn’t stop, the time to reflect passes us by. Our students are rushed and pushed through life more now than ever, so it is important to make time to stop and reflect more important. Make time for your students to stop. Read through Psalm 111 to reflect and give thanks for the blessings God has bestowed upon each of us. Then, stop and allow time for your students to give thanks for all the blessings in their life.

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“Greg’s Dinner Prayer” from Meet the Parents

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Read Scripture online:  Psalm 111

Saturday
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February 8, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students run head first into their lives. They have an exuberance and passion that sometimes adults crave. There is an abandonment that gets lost as we become jaded to the world around us. The flip side of this is that, at times, their lives get out of balance and what is important to them can get out of focus. As we minister with our students, we need to help them find perspective in a balanced life without dampening their passions and convictions.

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“Needs More Focus” from The Karate Kid (2010)

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Read Scripture online:  Mark 1:29-39

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February 15, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

All of our students are trying to figure out who they are. This means they might be trying out all different sorts of personalities and attitudes. One week they may be one person and a couple of weeks later they may have completely different tastes. As youth transform from one person to the next, we have to help them uncover who God has created them to be. Youth will go through many changes, but their transformation will only come by finding who God has created them to be.

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“My Name is Optimus Prime” from Transformers 

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Read Scripture online:  Mark 9:2-9

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February 22, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students mess up. How they mess up might be more public for some than for others, but they all mess up. Our students also want to be forgiven when they mess up. They feel guilty for what they’ve done and they want another chance. These are some of the best times that we can model and share the love of God. We can name what they have done and still show the love that we have for them. Not only can we do this, but we should. When our students mess up, there will be plenty of people that want to push them away as part of their punishment, but we need to be present for them, and with them, as they are forgiven and forgive themselves.

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Video

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“Welcomed to Christmas Dinner” from A Christmas Carol

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Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Psalm 25:1-10