Purpose, Session 6: Resting on Purpose

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As you prepare to talk about resting on purpose, consider reading this article by the National Sleep Foundation. Rest is incredibly important, especially for students. As the article shows, sleep (or rest) deprivation can really affect students and their relationships, focus, etc. Read the article HERE and ask yourself (or discuss with your group) the […]




Purpose, Session 6: Free Student Devotion, “For His Name”

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This is the free student devotional for Purpose, Session 6: Resting on Purpose. Pause Begin your quiet time by listening to your favorite worship song, perhaps “Called Me Higher” by All Sons and Daughters (The Longing, 2012). Have you ever done something specifically to bring glory to yourself? Did it satisfy you? Journal about that experience. We live […]




Purpose, Session 5: Kingdom Purpose

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In interview with Warren Buffett on “The Giving Pledge,” he said he plans to give his money away to change “people’s lives for the better.” He has challenged other billionaires to sign this pledge to dedicate their wealth to philanthropies. See this list HERE. His goal, as he says in the video, is to make […]




Purpose, Session 5: Free Student Devotion, “Be Like God”

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This is the free student devotional for Purpose, Session 5: Kingdom Purpose. Pause Spend a few minutes reviewing what you’ve learned about God’s character this week. Thank Him for being a God who loves to show compassion to His children! Do people often comment that you’re “just like” one of your parents or another family member? Think […]




Purpose, Session 4: Free Student Devotion, “Example”

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Pause Concentrate for a moment on the presence of pain and suffering in the world. What troubles you most? Lift these troubles to God, trusting that He is already at work in those situations. Ask Him to prepare your heart for how He might use you to fight injustice. Parents often tell their kids to be a good […]




Purpose, Session 4: Investing With Purpose

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As you prepare this week’s session on giving generously, read this article for some insight into how some parents have taught their teenagers to be generous. After reading the article, think through, or discuss with your group, the questions below. For the article, CLICK HERE. Do you agree with the article?  This list is not […]




Purpose, Session 3: Free Student Devotion, “Serve the Church”

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This is the free student devotional for Purpose, Session 3: Giving on Purpose. Serve the Church Pause Think about all the things you like about your church. Thank God for your church family and ask Him to help you learn more about your role in it today. Let us hold on to the confession of our […]




Purpose, Session 3: Giving On Purpose

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As you prepare this week’s session on giving on purpose, read this Christianity Today article that gives an interesting perspective on why people give and some motivations behind generosity. After reading the article, think through, or discuss with your group, the questions below. Click HERE for the article. Do you agree with the article?  What […]




Purpose, Session 2: Free Student Devotion, “Trust and Obey”

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This is the free student devotional for Purpose, Session 2: Living with Purpose. Trust & Obey Pause Go to a quiet place in your house or outside. Sit quietly for a few minutes. As wayward thoughts and worries come to mind, give them to God. Focus your thoughts solely on Him and His power. After a few […]




Purpose, Session 2: Living on Purpose

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As you continue to discuss the topic of work with your students, talk with them about the importance of working with a good attitude. Use personal examples or consider using the following article to prepare yourself to discuss the importance of a positive attitude and how it relates to this week’s lesson. Click HERE for […]