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
Mar102014

April 6, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

There is a lot of competition these days for college admission and scholarships. Sports are no longer about the joy of playing but about advancing to the next level. Social media creates an environment in which our students are keeping up an image 24 hours a day. Our students have an immense amount of pressure placed upon them today and you can see it in their faces and hear it in their stories. Sadly, the same people that push them so hard to succeed, are many times, the first ones to turn their backs on them when they fail. We need to remind our students that God won’t turn away from them when they fail. In fact, God will catch them and help them to redeem the situation. We may all fall short of the expectations that God has for us, but the love and grace we receive from God will carry us through.

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“Lowered Expectations” from Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Psalm 130

FaithElement for April 6 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Mar102014

April 13, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

We celebrate Palm Sunday as a triumphal entry, knowing what God will do at the end of the week—experience the pain of the cross and the glory of the resurrection. Every week our students may experience both hurt and great joy. We would be wise to welcome our students with vigor, showing our support for them, knowing that they’ve likely experienced a range of emotions during the past week.

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“Marshall Wins” from We Are Marshall via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Psalm 118:1-4, 19-25

FaithElement for April 13 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Mar102014

April 20, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Although our students can be chaotic and fun, just underneath those masks may lie some fears. These fears will be different for each student, but the fears can drive them. Being afraid is not new to our students, or for us. Recall how many times you read, “Do not be afraid” in the Bible. The resurrection of Jesus reminds each of us that we don’t need to be afraid because Jesus conquered all, even death. Continue to remind your students that they don’t have anything to be afraid of because of Easter morning. Continue to remind your students that they don’t have to be afraid because not only are you with them, but Jesus has said, “I am with you always.”

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Video

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“Run, Forrest, Run!” from Forrest Gump via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: Matthew 28:1-10

FaithElement for April 20 — (additional teaching resource)

Monday
Mar102014

April 27, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

To live a life for Christ is to live, in many ways, a life that is upside-down from the rest of the world. This is difficult for adults that have a grasp of who they are and what they are about. Imagine what it is like for a student who is still trying to find himself or herself and, at the same time, has all the pressures that come from their peers and society at large. This is one reason why faith has to be lived out in community—knowing that there are others that struggle to live the same way you do with the same pressure they do. We have to create environments for our students that allow them to struggle through some of life’s pressures while encouraging them to live the life that Christ has called them to.

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Video

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Give Us Free!
Amistad — MOVIECLIPS.com

“Give Us Free!” from Amistad via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Thursday
Apr102014

May 4, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students put their hope in a lot of things, but that hope and confidence with time. We need to remind our students that their everlasting hope comes from Christ. Jesus will not fade away as other things in their life have and will. One of the many ways to do this is to be present for your students on a regular basis. If we are to model the love of Christ we need to model the steadfastness that Jesus brings to us, and always point them to Jesus for hope.

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Video

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Remember Us
300 — MOVIECLIPS.com

 

“Remember Us” from 300 via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online: 1 Peter 1:13-25