Parents, this is the place for you to find weekly teaching summaries and questions to dialogue with your student about.

From time to time there will be articles posted here with helpful resources targeted at raising and spiritually developing your teen.

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God Shares His Name

EXODUS

In this week’s session, we looked at the story where God spoke to Moses from the burning bush. There, God revealed Himself as Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the living God, the God who simply is. Here are some of the main things we learned the story: ...

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God Shows His Power

EXODUS

In this week’s session, we studied the plagues and Passover in Exodus 6-12. God was faithful to remember His promises and rescued the Israelites with His mighty hand. Through the plagues, God demonstrated that He was the one, true God. Through the Passover, God demonstrated both His justice and mercy, pointing us ultimately to the cross....

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Walking as Jesus Walked: Message and Method

Walking as Jesus Lesson 1

What if, tomorrow, Jesus woke up in your bed instead of you? He went to your school? He assumed your class schedule? Went to your sports practice? Hung out with your friends? Your parents are his parents, yours friends his friends, your pain his pain, your bully his bully. Your problems, his problems. What if for one day, Jesus lives your life with his heart? What if…? W...

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Confusing Bible Stories: Why do bad things Happen?

Lesson 5 Why do bad things happen

This week we looked at the life of Job. The big question we are answering why do bad things happen. The beginning of Job we are faced with God offering up Job to satan to test. ...

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Confusing Bible Stories: Bears, Boys, Prophet

Lesson 5 Bears, boys, prophet

We are in our new series, Confusing Stories in the Bible. We are going to spend the next couple weeks looking at stories that have been brought up to try to show that God is messed up, abusive, or evil. We will dive into what we don't understand as 21st century westerners and many times understanding eastern Jewish culture makes these stories make way more sense and gives ...

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Confusing Bible Stories: Jesus Called Her What?

Lesson 4 Jesus called her what

This week we looked at Jesus calling a gentile woman dog. People have used this to call Jesus, rude, racist, and mean. What this story really boils down to is the context the story becomes much clearer......

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Confusing Stories: Images and Taxes

Lesson 3 problemtatic stories

Mark 12:13-17 We are in our new series, Problematic Stories in the Bible. We are going to spend the next couple weeks looking at stories that have been brought up to try to show that God is messed up, abusive, or evil. We will dive into what we don't understand as 21st century westerners and many times understanding eastern Jewish culture makes these stories make way more ...

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Confusing Bible Stories: Cain and Abel

Lesson 1 Abrham and Isaac

We are in lesson 2 of our Problematic Stories in the Bible. We are looking at stories that have been brought up to try to show that God is messed up, abusive, or evil. We will dive into what we don't understand as 21st century westerners and many times understanding eastern Jewish culture makes these stories make way more sense and gives a great awe who God is....

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Confusing Stories in the Bible: ABRAHAM and Isaac

Confusing Stories in the Bible

We are starting our new series, Problematic Stories in the Bible. We are going to spend the next couple weeks looking at stories that have been brought up to try to show that God is messed up, abusive, or evil. We will dive into what we don't understand as 21st century westerners and many times understanding eastern Jewish culture makes these stories make way more sense an...

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Tips for Talking with Your Teen

Copy of Copy of Copy of Lesson 1

A few years ago I read an article for youth pastors entitled “9 Tips to Have Great Discussions with Teens.” This article gave me some things to think about, but it also made me think about making tips for parents on great discussions with their own teens.  So here are 9 tips for you as a parent for talking to your teen. These will hopefully help......

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