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
Dec152014

January 18, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

It would be awesome if all our students would be attentive enough to say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening!” Instead, we need to be more like Eli in the passage from 1 Samuel and help our students realize it is God that is speaking to them and calling out to them. We need to point our students toward God and help them to hear and see what God is doing. Sometimes this is as easy as interpreting what they have said. At other times, this can be helping them to realize that God is speaking to them in everything around them. What we can’t do is point to ourselves and what we say and do, but we have to remember to keep pointing to God.

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Video

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“Stranger Than Fiction” from Stranger Than Fiction via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  1 Samuel 3:1-20

FaithElement for January 18 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Dec152014

January 25, 2015

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

There are times when we have to tell our students, “No.” It’s not always easy or the popular thing to do, but there are times when “No” is the only right thing to do. But it isn’t always saying “No” because sometimes it is simply naming what a student has done as wrong. To be able to do this effectively, everything that you say can’t be “No” or the naming of a wrong. Just like when you say “Yes” to everything or let slide those things that you know aren’t right is not effective either. When we minister with our students, we have to tell the truth; even when that means saying no or celebrating when a student has done something well. We have to model Christ to our students, and one of the things that Christ did, was to be able to say no when the will of God was not being done.

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Video

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Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Jonah 3:1-10

FaithElement for January 25 — (additional teaching resource)

Saturday
Jan102015

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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Video

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“Greg’s Dinner Prayer” from Meet the Parents

via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Psalm 111

Saturday
Jan102015

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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Video

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

via www.movieclips.com 

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Mark 1:29-39

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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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.

 

 

“My Name is Optimus Prime” from Transformers 

via www.movieclips.com

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Mark 9:2-9