Let Hope In, Session 2: Hope Found

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In this week’s Scripture passage, we are introduced to two men who placed their hope in Jesus. They trusted Him—one with his own healing, and the other with the healing of a servant. Both men were confident that they could place their trust in Jesus. As you introduce this passage and discuss this week’s point, [...]

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 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 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: 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: 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 [...]

Purpose, Session 1: Working with Purpose

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As you prepare to talk about working with purpose, use this Huffington Post article that discusses today’s teenagers and their motivation to work. CLICK HERE for the article. After using the article discuss the following questions: Do you feel this article is accurate?  How does our work ethic honor God?  How can we find God’s [...]

Honest to God, Session 6: If God is Good, Why Is There Suffering?

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Watch this Q&A by Dr. Ravi Zacharias to help your group better understand this week’s session on suffering. After watching the video discuss the following questions: How does evil prove that God exists? How would you respond to someone who questions God’s existence because of evil and suffering in the world? Why is it important [...]

Honest to God, Session 5: How Did We Get Here…And Why?

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Watch all or a portion of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Creation debate last week, or read this summary and reflection by Dr. Al Mohler HERE. Show parts of the video or summarize it for your group. Then discuss using the questions below. Did you watch or hear about this debate last week?   What did you [...]

Honest to God, Session 4: Why Should I Trust the Bible?

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Use the article by John MaCarthur on the trustworthiness of the Bible to help your group better understand this week’s session. CLICK HERE for the article. After using the article discuss the following questions: What are the key excuses you hear from people about the reliability (whether or not it is true) of the Bible? [...]