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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Saturday
Jan102015

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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Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

 

 

“My Name is Optimus Prime” from Transformers 

via www.movieclips.com

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Mark 9:2-9

FaithElement for February 15 — (additional teaching resource)

Saturday
Jan102015

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

Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

 

 

“Welcomed to Christmas Dinner” from A Christmas Carol 

via www.movieclips.com

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Psalm 25:1-10

FaithElement for February 22 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Feb122015

March 1, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our society teaches us to be all about me. Capitalism is a race to see who can get the most. Individualism rules the roost. Even the picture taking world has turned the camera on ourselves with everyone taking selfies. And we wonder why it is hard for our students to read the scriptures of self-denial and giving-up for others. The message of the gospel turned the world that Jesus lived in upside down and it still has the same impact on us today. We have to be the gospel voice for our students when they don’t hear it anywhere else. We need to name for our students what is wrong with our me-centered culture and show them how to live a gospel-centered world.

Teaching Resources |  Download

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

Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

BMX: X Games 2014 - Big Air Finals via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Mark 8:31-38

FaithElement for March 1 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Feb122015

March 8, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

My favorite image of Jesus is of a laughing Jesus. The problem is that Jesus wasn’t always laughing and was at times angry. We don’t like to talk about anger with our students because of the violence that usually follows, but we don’t need to push our students away from being angry. How else are we supposed to respond to the injustices we see everyday? We want our students to be passionate, and even angry, but we need them to know what to be angry about. Tell the stories of Jesus being angry and let these be a template for what to be angry about.

Teaching Resources |  Download

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

Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

“Hulk (2003) Transformation 2” via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  John 2:13-22

Thursday
Feb122015

March 15, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students’ lives can seem dreary and dark sometimes. How many times have you heard your students complain about going back to school or how much homework they have? Maybe they complain about what is going on at home or problems with their significant other. If you can hear your students’ sighs as you read this, you know what I’m talking about. To overcome this darkness, we need to be their light. We need to sit with them in their troubles, but we also need to name that there is hope and that there is light in their darkness. As we proclaim the life of Jesus, we need to remind them that it is gospel; the life of Jesus is good news.

Teaching Resources |  Download

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

Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

 

Loss of Faith
The Rite — MOVIECLIPS.com

 

“The Loss of Faith” from The Rite via www.movieclips.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  John 3:14-21