What We’re Learning: We Are Young
Some adults look down on middle school students. Let’s be honest, many middle school students look down on themselves. Timothy was a young Christian that Paul believed in so much he wrote him letters to encourage him, which became books in the Bible! We believe in middle school students and more importantly, so does God. By studying Paul’s words to Timothy in the Bible, we hope middle school students will believe that they are difference makers through the power of God’s Spirit.
How do I lead my student through this lesson at home?
Grab a Bible, watch the video together and go through the below modified at-home discussion guide anytime you like OR play our online game and watch live with us Sunday at 10:35am on our MSM Facebook Page. We also have the original small group material here if you’d prefer that format.
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Wk 2: May 30 & 31 – Bold Faith
- Main Point: You can be a bold difference-maker through the power of God’s Spirit.
- Main Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7-8
- What are some things in life that are better when they are bold?
- Who do you think is the boldest superhero of all time? Why?
- On a scale from 1-10, 1 being so shy you can’t speak to anyone ever and 10 being so bold you could talk to anyone about anything ever, where do you fall? Everyone hold up their number.
- READ 2 TIMOTHY 1:7-8.
- In your own words, what different things is Paul encouraging Timothy to do?
- How was Paul living out bold faith in this verse?
- Who gives us a strength greater than our own?
- Who can share a time when your faith in God gave you strength or boldness?
- On a scale from 1-10, 1 being you would die and run away if someone asked you about God and 10 being you are 100% confident in talking to someone about God, where do you fall? No judgment, this is a safe place for us all to be honest. Everyone hold up their number.
- Why did you pick your number?
- Together, come up with a good list of ways you all can grow in boldness in trusting God and sharing about Him with others.
Encourage your student(s) to pick 1 or 2 of the examples your group listed above to live out this week.
Ask your student(s) to share their prayer requests and close your time together in prayer.