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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Tuesday
Jun102014

July 6, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Ask your students what they are doing for Labor Day. Better yet, ask your students what they will be doing in a couple of weeks. Most of your students won’t be able to answer these questions because they live day-by-day. Our culture has very much moved to a “here and now” and it shows in the lives of our students. One of the effects of this is that many of our students lose hope. They get stuck in the cycle of now and lose perspective. They may hope for things to change, but they want that change to occur immediately. We need to remind our students that they need to be prisoners of hope and not prisoners of the here-and-now.

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Video

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

 

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Zechariah 9:9-13

FaithElement for July 7 — (additional teaching resource)

Tuesday
Jun102014

July 13, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

“Just google it.” Google has moved from being a website to a verb. Whatever search engine you use when you search the Internet, “google” is the term used most often. The Internet has also allowed students’ inquisitive nature to be fed instantaneously. Students are constantly seeking for answers or for new thing. We need to remind our students that God also wants to be sought after. God desires a relationship with us, but won’t force that relationship upon us. God is present, we just need to seek. Remind your students that in all of their seeking, to seek God first.

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Video

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

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Isaiah 55:6-13

FaithElement for July 13 — (additional teaching resources)

Tuesday
Jun102014

July 20, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

I heard someone once say that no one is an atheist because they make something a god. We make lots of things gods and treat them as gods. Our students are no different and might not even realize what exactly they are doing. It is our challenge to remind our students to keep God first and as the only God. This isn’t to condemn our students but to hold them accountable as to what their actions reveal about themselves and what their actions point to as important.

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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.

 

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Isaiah 44:6-20

FaithElement for July 20 — (additional teaching resource)

Tuesday
Jun102014

July 27, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

The number of voices that our students hear on a daily basis is outstanding. If you were to take the time to write them all down, the task would soon become overwhelming, so imagine what it must be like to be one our students having to process all of this. We need to remind our students to filter what they hear through the words and life of Christ. We can’t turn the voices off for our students, but we can remind them that they can filter these voices through Christ.

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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.

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  1 Kings 3:1-15

FaithElement for July 27 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Jul102014

August 3, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Cheerleader. It is probably not the first word you think about when you think of ministry with youth, but it should be. There are days that are students have had it tough at school or home and when they come to church you can see the worry and stress that they carry with them. Be a cheerleader for those students. Remind them that they find hope in something greater than them. Remind them that they live for Christ who gives them a purpose. Remind them they are loved. You don’t have to be a cheerleader that waves pom-pons and does backflips, but you do need to show your students how much you love and care for them.

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.

“A Van Down By the River” from Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley via YouTube.com

Click here to view the entire sketch that was performed on SNL. Please preview it make sure it is appropriate for the groups with which you minister.


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Matthew 14:13-21