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January 1

God’s Invitation to Intimacy

Our great God cares about you so much that he invites you to take steps to get to know him more intimately.

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The Baptism of Jesus | Jesus: The Series (Youth)

The baptism of Jesus marks the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. In this incredible account, we see begin to understand Jesus’ mission and purpose on the earth.

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The Big God Who Makes Us Brave | Psalm 27 (Kids)

God is big and we are small, yet he still wants us to talk to him.

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Series

Sabotage (Series)

We all have great hopes and expectations for ourselves, but more often than not, we are our biggest obstacles to achieving our goals and dreams.

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January 8

Me, Myself and I | Sabotage #1

As you pursue your goals and dreams for the new year, don’t sabotage them by focusing only on yourself.

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The Temptation of Jesus | Jesus: The Series (Youth)

At the very beginning of his public ministry, Jesus went into the desert for an extended time of preparation. There he was tempted by Satan in three significant ways. How Jesus handled those temptations teaches us some helpful lessons about honoring God.

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The Story of Abraham and Lot | Sabotage #1 (Kids)

When Abraham gave Lot the first chance to pick his land, Lot made a selfish choice that hurt him in the end.

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January 15

Selling Out for a Worthless Moment | Sabotage #2

Without self-control, we can easily trade in a greater thing for something that’s pretty much worthless.

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Jesus and Zacchaeus | Jesus: The Series (Youth)

To fulfill his mission, Jesus actively extends life-changing grace to people others would reject.

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The Story of Esau | Sabotage #2 (Kids)

Without self-control, you could end up making some really silly choices.

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January 22

My Own Worst Enemy | Sabotage #3

Our own pride can sabotage the best plans for our lives.

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The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes | Jesus: The Series (Youth)

The miracle of the loaves and the fishes (John 6:1-15) is one of the two miracles that appears in all four Gospels, and it teaches us three lessons about God’s big power.

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The Story of Saul | Sabotage #3 (Kids)

The story of King Saul is an important lesson about how pride can keep you from being truly great.

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Series

What If? (Series)

The wisdom from the Book of Proverbs can help you know what to do when a “what if?” comes your way.

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January 29

What If You Could Ask for Whatever You Wanted? | What If? #1

God offered Solomon anything that his heart desired and Solomon amazingly chose the one thing that everybody needs – God and his wisdom.

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Jesus Heals on the Sabbath | Jesus: The Series (Youth)

Jesus challenged the thinking of the religious establishment. In doing this, Jesus showed that God cares more about people than the rules.

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Intro to the Book of Proverbs | Proverbs for Kids #1

Solomon was the wisest man on earth and he had some wisdom to share with everyone.

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February 5

What If You Could Have the Perfect Plan for Your Life? | What If? #2

If you want to pursue a wise plan for your life, God’s Word give us 4 attributes we must embrace.

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The Resurrection of Jesus | Jesus: The Series (Youth)

The resurrection of Jesus teaches us that Jesus is who he claimed to be. He really did die for our sins, and opens the way for us to experience a relationship with God.

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How to Be a Wise Kid | Proverbs for Kids #2

Proverbs teach us that being a wise kid can get you pretty far in life.

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February 12

What If You Could Always Get Life’s Biggest Choices Right? | What If? #3

When you partner with God and his will, you can be confident about any choices you make.

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What Would You Sell Out For? (Youth)

Sometimes we “sell out” by trading something great and lasting for something cheap and temporary. What does the Bible have to say about this?

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Life’s Biggest Choices | Proverbs for Kids #3

If you learn how to make good kid choices now, then when you grow up, you’ll know how to make good grown-up choices!

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February 19

What If You Could Pick Your Destiny? | What If? #4

In life you will pick that path that follows godly wisdom or the path of evil that leads to danger, damage, and destruction.

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Wisdom Can Be Your Friend | Proverbs for Kids #4

Wisdom is just like a friend who doesn’t want to see you sad or in trouble.

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YOUTH – Please select a lesson from our Life category to cover with your students this week.
February 26

What If You Could Talk to Animals? | What If? #5

Instead of using people to teach us, the Book of Proverbs uses four unlikely animals to help us learn from their wisdom.

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Understanding Good and Bad Habits (Youth)

The first step in changing your habits is understanding why you do them in the first place.

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What If You Could Talk to Animals? | Proverbs for Kids #5

God uses some pretty unimportant animals to teach us some really important lessons.

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March 5

Judging vs Not Judging | Versus #1

When Jesus encountered the woman caught in adultery, he modeled for every Christian how to live in the tension between judging and not judging.

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How to Change Your Habits for Good (Youth)

Have you ever stopped a bad habit for a few days or weeks and then had it come back into your life? We all have. Find out how to put an end to this cycle.

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Don’t Be a Jesus Jerk | Versus for Kids #1

A Christian kids who is mean to a non-Christian is a “Jesus Jerk”. Don’t be that kid.

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March 12

Freedom vs Moral Duty | Versus #2

Every Christian lives with the same dilemma when it comes to their actions: just how free are we?

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How to Reprogram Habits (Youth)

In order to get good at anything in life, it takes a lot of practice and self-control. The same is true with our habits.

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Rules Make Us Free | Versus for Kids #2

Some kids think rules are a bad thing, but they actually make us free to live a great life.

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March 19

Private Faith vs Church | Versus #3

A vibrant individual faith and a strong connection to a local church are both important to experiencing God’s best in life.

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The What How About Prayer

Prayer is a spiritual discipline that every believer should have in their life. But how do you do it?

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Why Go to Church? | Versus for Kids #3

Going to church can help you to be a better Christian kid.

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March 26

Inclusive vs Exclusive | Versus #4

Eternal salvation has both inclusive and exclusive elements to it and it can only be experienced when we embrace both.

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The P-R-A-Y Method

Learn more about how to focus your prayer time to grow closer to God.

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God Doesn’t Pick Favorites | Versus for Kids #4

Sometimes your friends can leave you feeling left out, but God will never do that.

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Series

Emptied (Series)

In this series, we are going to reflect on Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin and his time in the garden of Gethsemane in order to more deeply appreciate what Jesus experienced for us.

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April 2

The Scandalous Trial of Jesus | Emptied #1

The trials of Jesus teach us how every human pushes God away and is responsible for sending Jesus to the cross.

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What Is the Gospel? – Lessons from Titus (Youth)

The Gospel explains who Jesus is, what he did, and what this means for you.

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Top 5 List: The Trial of Jesus | Jesus and the Journey to the Cross #1

There are 5 things you need to know about Jesus before he went to the cross.

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April 9

The Anguish of Gethsemane | Emptied #2

Jesus experienced total anguish in the garden of Gethsemane as he prepared to take on your sins on the cross.

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What Is Influencing You? Lessons from Titus (Youth)

If we want to follow God, then we need to learn how to discern between helpful and unhelpful influences in our lives.

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Top 5 List: The Garden of Gethsemane | Jesus and the Journey to the Cross #2

Jesus knew going to the cross would be hard, so he went to a garden to pray.

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April 16

The Power of Easter

The resurrection of Jesus reveals the power of God available to work in our lives.

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Top 5 List: Easter Sunday

Easter is a day we celebrate something really important that Jesus did.

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Series

Outrageous (Series)

Find out how God can shock us by going over the top of our expectations and beyond our comprehension.

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April 23

God Can Help You Forgive | Outrageous #1

Most people find it difficult to forgive themselves over mistakes they have committed. Here are three reasons why people find it hard to forgive themselves.

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What Do You Reveal to Others About God? Lessons from Titus (Youth)

The Bible says that how you live your life will either make people want to follow God or push people away from him.

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The Story of Paul | Outrageous #1 (Kids)

The story of Paul can teach us some important things about the outrageous power of God’s forgiveness.

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April 30

God Overcomes Our Insecurity | Outrageous #2

Everyone deals with fear and insecurity, but with God’s help you can overcome these feelings and experience real peace.

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The Story of Gideon | Outrageous #2 (Kids)

The story of Gideon tells us about God’s outrageous power that makes us brave.

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YOUTH – Please select a lesson from our Faith category to cover with your students this week.
May 7

God Overcomes Our Hang-Ups | Outrageous #3

We all have some hang-ups and issues that hold us back from experiencing the life we want, but God’s outrageous power is big enough to set us free from our most significant challenges.

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Driven for the Good Life (Youth)

Pursuing God leads to a good life, a life of joy and real happiness. We’ll show you how in this lesson.

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The Story of the Raging Waves| Outrageous #3 (Kids)

Jesus showed his outrageous power when he calmed a storm just by saying, “Stop!”

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May 14

God Overcomes Our Broken Hearts | Outrageous #4

We all endure heartbreak in this life, but God’s outrageous care heals our heartache with hope.

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Driven to Help Others (Youth)

Pursuing God isn’t all about you. It’s about helping others as we learn in this lesson.

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The Story of Absalom | Outrageous #4 (Kids)

The story of Absalom teaches us about God’s outrageous love.

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May 21

God Overcomes Our Materialism | Outrageous #5

While materialism is a dangerous trap that leads to misery, learning to be content in what the power of God provides for us is what leads to true joy.

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Driven By Eternity (Youth)

Pursuing God isn’t just about life today. In this lesson, we will learn how pursuing God impacts our eternity.

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The Story of Naboth’s Vineyard | Outrageous #5 (Kids)

The story of King Ahab shows us that a greedy heart can lead us to misery.

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May 28

The Last Supper

Communion helps us remember the great saving work God did in our lives when Jesus died on the cross – and much more.

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Moses: When Accidents Aren’t Accidents (Youth)

Do things just randomly happen in our lives, or does God have a bigger plan? Find out as we start a series on Moses.

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What Is Communion? (Kids)

Communion is a special thing Christians do to remember what Jesus did for them on the cross.

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Series

Last Words (Series)

What if you knew today would be your last day? What is the one word that would be on your tongue?

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June 4

The Blessing of Moses | Last Words #1

The story of Moses teaches us that we can choose to speak words that build up even when life itself is tearing us down.

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Moses: When You Think God Is Wrong (Youth)

Sometimes it might feel like God’s plan for your life is wrong or unfair, but we need to learn to say “yes” to God and follow him.

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The Famous Last Words of Moses | Last Words #1 (Kids)

Moses’ famous last words remind us to stay positive, even in the bad times.

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June 11

Forgiving Your Arch Nemesis | Last Words #2

Stephen’s story can give us power for the most incredible task: forgiving someone who has genuinely wrecked your life.

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Moses: When Following God Stinks (Youth)

Sometimes following God is hard. But the hard times are when you learn to trust in God’s character and his ability to act in your life.

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The Famous Last Words of Stephen | Last Words #2 (Kids)

Stephen’s last words on earth can teach us a lot about forgiveness.

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June 18

Fight the Good Fight | Last Words #3

The Apostle Paul teaches Timothy how to be a winning fighter in the good fight of faith.

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Moses: When You Get Stuck in Sin (Youth)

In life you will get stuck: in your sin, in an addiction, or in a bunch of other ways. When you are stuck, it is time to realize only God can save you.

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The Famous Last Words of Paul | Last Words #3 (Kids)

Paul’s last words on earth can teach us about how to fight the good fight of faith.

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June 25

It Is Finished | Last Words #4

“It is finished.” These are incredibly significant words – perhaps the most significant in Jesus’ whole life.

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How Emotions Work (Youth)

You have emotions for a reason. They are there to help you connect with God and others.

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The Famous Last Words of Jesus | Last Words #4 (Kids)

Jesus’ last words on earth remind us that he came to earth to finish a job.

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July 2

Raised to New Life | The Meaning of Baptism

Baptism is a powerful picture of Jesus’s work in our lives and a public statement about our commitment to Christ.

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How Friendship Works (Youth)

Friends are God’s idea, and God wants you to know how to have great friends.

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The Kid Conversation on Baptism (Kids)

What is water baptism all about, and why do we do it at church? It seems a little weird to a kid.

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Series

Warning Signs (Series)

As Lord, Jesus both helps us to keep pursuing him, and warns us of the dangers that follow disobedience.

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July 9

The Return of the King | Warning Signs #1

Everyone has authority in your life. Revelation 1 teaches us that Jesus is our ultimate authority, whether we want him to be or not.

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How Greed Works (Youth)

Every teenager is at risk of catching a contagious and deadly disease: greed. Learn how to fight it this Christmas.

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Don’t Drink Poisonous Thoughts! (Kids)

Poison is all around us – not just the kind that can hurt our bodies, but the kind that can hurt the way we think. Here are three kinds of poisonous thoughts…

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July 16

Nothing Without Love | Warning Signs #2

Without genuine love for God and other people, even hard-working, right-thinking Christians are on shaky spiritual ground

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How Forgiveness Works (Youth)

Everyone gets hurt, so everyone needs to understand how forgiveness works.

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Don’t Speak Poisonous Words! (Kids)

Have you ever said this: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s not true! Words can be poisonous.

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July 23

A Warning About Opposition | Warning Signs #3

When you are opposed and threatened for their faith, stay faithful – knowing whom it is you serve.

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Don’t Be Friends with Poisonous People! (Kids)

Poison is stuff in your house that can really hurt you if you eat it or drink it. Did you know the Bible says you should stay away from people who are poisonous?

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YOUTH – Please select a lesson from our Life category to cover with your students this week.
July 30

Cling to Christ | Warning Signs #4

We must never stop holding on to our faith in Jesus Christ despite the threat of competing loyalties.

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Kinda Sorta Christian: I Trust God…Sometimes (Youth)

God wants you to learn to trust him with every part of your life.

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How Stuff Works: Feelings (Kids)

God created our emotions because he doesn’t want us to be robots!

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August 6

Turn From Idolatry | Warning Signs #5

Jesus warns how idolatry and immorality can pull people away from God.

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Kinda Sorta Christian: I Like God as Long as He Agrees with Me (Youth)

Are you willing to follow God, but only if he agrees with you? That’s kinda sorta Christianity.

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How Stuff Works: Friendship (Kids)

Be careful who you put on your friend list because they will rub off on you.

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August 13

Kinda Sorta Christian: Don’t Ask Me to Share My Faith (Youth)

Sharing your faith may feel scary, but when you do it demonstrates a powerful faith in God.

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How Stuff Works: When You Have a Case of The “Gimmies” (KIDS)

If you’re sick with the “gimmies,” then you want stuff you don’t need. But, there is a cure!

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August 20

Kinda Sorta Christian: I Trust God…Sometimes (Youth)

God wants you to learn to trust him with every part of your life.

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How Stuff Works: Forgiveness (Kids)

Forgiveness is letting someone off the hook for hurting you. It’s not always easy but the Bible tells us to do it.

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August 27
Series
September 3

How to Start a Pursuit of God | Foundations for Youth #1

How does a relationship with God start? The Bible teaches that it’s not about how good you are or how hard you try to please him.

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September 10

How to Live as a Christian | Foundations for Youth #2

The second foundational truth for any pursuit of God is about how to live after we’ve trusted Jesus for our salvation.

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September 17

How to Grow in Your Faith | Foundations for Youth #3

The third foundational truth is about how to really mature in your faith.

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September 24
YOUTH – Please select a lesson from our Faith category to cover with your students this week.
Series
October 1

Where Did We Get the Bible? | Bible Basics for Youth #1

The Bible is a big book that can seem intimidating at first. But if you know the answer to some basic questions, you can transform your Bible study.

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October 8

What Is the Structure of the Bible? | Bible Basics for Youth #2

Really want to understand the Bible? You’ve got to learn about how it’s organized.

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October 15

What to Do When the Bible Doesn’t Make Sense | Bible Basics for Youth #3

As a student, sometimes you come across a verse that is confusing or that you don’t agree with. Here’s what to do.

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October 22

What Is the Story of the Old Testament | Bible Basics for Youth #4

So you’re ready to read the Bible. Here’s what you need to know about the Old Testament.

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October 29

What Is the Story of the New Testament? | Bible Basics for Youth #5

So you’re ready to read the Bible. Here’s what you need to know about the New Testament.

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November 5

Overcoming Toxic Thoughts (Youth)

We are influenced by our thoughts. The problem is that all of us deal with toxic thoughts. In this lesson, we learn how to overcome our toxic thoughts.

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November 12

Battling Toxic Words (Youth)

Words can be toxic. Whether it’s the hurtful words we say, or the harmful things that people say to us, words are powerful. In this lesson, we talk about how to deal with our toxic words.

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November 19

Managing Toxic Relationships (Youth)

Some relationships are toxic. They make us feel bad about ourselves, and drain all of our energy. In this lesson, we discuss how to deal with toxic relationships.

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November 26

5 Habits for the Christian Life | Christian Basics for Jr. High #1

There are five basic habits – or “spiritual disciplines” – that every Christian should know about and practice.

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Series
December 3

5 Values for Every Christian | Christian Basics for Jr. High #2

Christians have certain values. Here are the top 5.

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December 10

5 Things Every Christian Believes | Christian Basics for Jr. High #3

Everyone believes something whether they know it or not. Here are the top 5 things Christians believe.

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December 17

5 Things Christians Do Together | Christian Basics for Jr. High #4

Certain practices are normal when Christians gather, as part of our life together.

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December 24

5 Facts About Water Baptism | Christian Basics for Jr. High #5

Water baptism is a Christian tradition that dates all the way back to the time of Christ and the early Christian church.

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December 29