Middle School Lesson

Ignite Middle School  11-13-19
New Series: “Direction Determines Destination”

Message Two: “To Whom Shall We Go” 

Reminder- have new kids and visitors follow me on Remind - Text @pastorbhj to 81010 

6:15-6:30 – youth house basement – I will play a game with kids 
6:30 - 7:10   - Music and Message 
 Message - Pastor Brian 
 Music - 2 songs - Gracie plays from computer 
Songs:
1. You Say – Lauren Daigle
2. The God Who Stays – Mathew West 

7:15 - 7:55 - small group MS 
1. Prayer and prayer request – really spend time in prayer regarding the kid’s concerns

Lesson 
Intro questions 
1.  How does your direction you are going in life determine your destination? 
2.  Why is changing your direction a process and not a quick fix? 
3.  What is one of your destinations in the next year and what direction do you need to go to reach it? 
4.  What did Peter ask Jesus in the story from Pastor Brian? To whom shall we go? You have the words to eternal life.   What are your thoughts on the question?  
5.  Jesus replies “I have chosen you”.  How do you feel knowing He chose you? 

Jeremiah 29:11 
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
1.    What does this verse tell us about God’s thoughts on our life? 
2.    How can you assure yourself that you follow God’s plan, and not yours or anyone else’s? 

Hebrews 13:20-21 
20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
1.  What does this verse promise God will do for us as we find our direction in life? 
2.  Do you think God is pleased with us when we follow His plan? 
3.  How do we know it’s His plan? 

Let’s get practical – discuss 
1.  How many of you want to go to college?  

discuss
2.  Who knows what you want to study? 
3.  Do you feel this is God’s plan for you? 
4.  What could detour the plan? 
5.  When should you start preparing for your plan? 
6.  What is your ultimate goal for your life in the next 3 years, 5 years, 10 years? 
7.  How could bad decisions now affect your life in the next few years? 

 

High School Lesson

Ignite HS  11-13 
New Series: “Direction Determines Destination”

Message Two “To Whom Shall We Go” 

Reminder- have new kids and visitors follow me on Remind - Text @pastorbhj to 81010 

6:15-6:30 – youth house basement – I will play a game with kids 
6:30 – 7:10 lesson 
7:15 – 7:40 - music and message 
 Message - Pastor Brian 
Music - 2 songs – Daniel or Maddie plays from computer 
Songs:
1. You Say – Lauren Daigle
2. The God Who Stays – Mathew West 

Small group HS 
1   Prayer and prayer request – really spend time in prayer regarding the kid’s concerns

Lesson 
Intro questions 

1.  How does the direction you are going in life determine your destination? 
2.  Why is changing your direction a process and not a quick fix? 
3.  What is one of your destinations in the next year and what direction do you need to go to reach it? 
4.  What is your biggest fear as you prepare for your future? College, etc. 
5.  How will you know when you go the wrong direction? 

Jeremiah 29:11 
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
1.    What does this verse tell us about God’s thoughts on our life? 
2.    How can you assure yourself that you follow God’s plan and not yours or anyone else’s? 

Hebrews 13:20-21 
20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us[a] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
1.  What does this verse promise God will do for us as we find our direction in life? 
2.  Do you think God is pleased with us when we follow His plan? 
3.  How do we know it’s His plan? 

Let’s get practical – discuss 
1.  How many of you want to go to college? Discuss
2.  Who knows what you want to study? 
3.  Do you feel this is God’s plan for you? 
4.  What could detour the plan? 
5.  When should you start preparing for your plan? 
6.  What is your ultimate goal for your life in the next 3 years, 5 years, 10 years? 
7.  How could bad decisions now affect your life in the next few years? 

 

Kids Lesson

Ignite kids k-5  11-13-19
6:15 – 6:30 – play heads up 7 up in youth house 
6:30- 7:35:
1.  Small group upstairs children’s rooms 
2.  Prayer time 
3.  Music – 2 songs – Led by two middle schoolers

Lesson – The Very Best Way lesson 2 
Intro – teach and sing the obedience song 

Lyrics
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe
Doing exactly as the Lord commands, doing it happily
Action is the key, do it immediately, joy you will receive
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe
O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”


Ask the children if they can answer those two questions. Introduce the lesson by saying: That’s what we’re learning about today. I have a special name for this I call the “Circle of Blessing.” Can you repeat that with me? “Circle of Blessing.”

Let’s Talk about that Bible Verse: Ask for volunteers to explain tricky parts to you. Use their answers as jumping off points to briefly clarify the meaning of this passage. Here are some parts that I chose for elaboration:

1.  Honor your Father and Mother (what does that mean?) It’s more than just obeying but treating them like important people with love & respect
2.  commandment with a promise (what does that mean?)  It’s the first of the 10 Commandments that comes with a specific promise from God, there is a reward if you do this right
3.  go well with you (what does that mean?)  That God will help your life work out better, not perfect but much better than it would be if you did not obey
4.  Live long in the land (what does that mean?)  When God first said this he was talking about the promised land, but for Christians the promised land is mainly about heaven, if your parents teach you about Jesus you can have eternal life in heaven. 


Agree / Disagree [understanding test]: Have the children respond as a group to the following questions. If the statement is right they should stand up, if wrong they should stay seated and cross their arms.


 Disobeying is okay if you know your parents will say NO [disagree]

 Since your parents put the school in charge of you, to honor your parents means to obey your teacher too [agree]


 If you always obey your parents, your life will always be perfect [disagree]


 Once you disobey, you can’t get back inside the circle [disagree]


 When Jesus was a child, he always obeyed his human parents [agree]


God doesn’t care if we have a bad attitude when we obey [disagree]


 God promised a better life for those who obey [agree]


 It’s not really disobeying if you parents didn’t actually say NO [disagree]

 When Jesus was a grown-up, he always obeyed his “Father in Heaven” [agree]

New Ways To Honor & Obey [new attitude test]: Ask the children to think of one way they could obey their parents better, tell them if they have a really good example you will let them act it out.

 
Closing: Lead the children in prayer thanking God for our parents. Ask for new hearts that help them obey.

1.  Obedience coloring sheet 
2. Obedience activity sheet 

Sweetwater Baptist Church

2308 Sweetwater Church Road 

Douglasville GA 30134

770-949-6545

sweetwaterbaptistfamily@gmail.com

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