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 the cross would be overshadowed by the hope and certain strength of his presence. He is “the way, the truth, and the life,” and none of us can find our way to God on a path other than him.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

  • Why doesn’t God simply answer our prayers by always changing our circumstances? What does he offer instead?
  • How does Jesus’ bold statement that he is the only way to God compare to our culture’s stance on “finding God”?
  • If we treated Jesus as the only source of truth and life, how would that change or challenge the way we live today?

Thanks for all your prayers for our students and our ministry. Have a great week!