Dealing with Doubts: Lesson 3, Personal Pain and Determined Faith

Dear parents, Sometimes doubts need rational answers; those doubting sometimes benefit from wrestling with sound assertions and reasoning provided by Scripture, theology, science, and Christian apologetics. But sometimes the last thing a doubter needs is an “answer.” What he or she really needs is the loving presence of Jesus—because when doubts are caused by deep…

IN HIS OWN WORDS: What Jesus Said About Himself

Dear parents, We’ve launched a new series focusing on how Jesus described himself in Scripture—it’s called “In His Own Words.” Each week, our teenagers will explore the ways Jesus “framed” who he is—his purpose, motivation, and intentions. In this first lesson, we explored John 14:1-6, where Jesus promised his disciples that the terrible things that were about to happen to him on…

Habits of Jesus: Giving

Dear parents, This week, we’re continuing our series on the habits of Jesus. Each week, students are looking to Jesus, at one of his habits, and exploring how this habit relates to their own lives. In this week’s lesson, we looked at Luke 20:20-26, and we discussed how Jesus said to “give to Caesar what…

Habits of Jesus: Serving

Dear parents, We’re continuing our series on the habits of Jesus. His life provides the perfect example of habits that become a way of life, and this week, we discussed Jesus’ habit of serving. As we read and examined John 13:4-5, 12-15, and Philippians 2:3-5 students discussed how Jesus didn’t see service as beneath him.…