Posts Tagged ‘Old Testament’

Senior Youth: Repentance – David

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. This study looks at how, even though he wasn't perfect, God loved his repentant heart. It is the sixth and final in a series for older teenagers, looking at the... See more

Senior Youth: Obedience – David

Contributed by: Karen Spoelstra, Diocese of Auckland

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. This study looks at how David demonstrated this trust in God through obedience. It is the fifth in a series for older teenagers, looking at the life of David - 'a... See more

Senior Youth: Worship – David

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance.  This lesson looks at how David worshipped God. It is the fourth in a series for older teenagers, looking at the life of David - 'a man after God's own... See more

Senior Youth: Trust – David

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. As we get to know God more, and look at his track record, we should be able to trust him. This study looks at how David demonstrated this trust in God. It is the... See more

Senior Youth: Chosen – David

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance.
This study looks at how David was 'chosen' by God to be the King over Israel. This is the second in a series for older teenagers, looking at the life of David... See more

Senior Youth: David’s Story

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. This introduction to David's story will give your youth a solid basis for exploring key themes and aspects of the life of King David. It is the first part of a... See more

Junior Youth: Family Feud

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Explore the power of forgiveness in this third study on Joseph's Story.
Family Feud
Play a game of Family Feud (optional)
JOSEPH’S STORY: FORGIVENESS
If you played Family Feud, explain that Joseph’s own ‘family feud’ is at the root of his whole story.
Ask the group to... See more

Senior Youth: God in the Ups and Downs

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

When we are in the thick of difficult situations, it can be hard to see what God is doing. Often it’s not until later on that we are able to step back and see the bigger picture. Then we are able to recognise how God has been at work in us and through us. Take your youth deeper with Joseph's... See more

Senior Youth: Joseph’s Story

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Joseph’s life was full of all sorts of ups and downs. It is a powerful story for helping young people journey with God through the ups and downs of their own lives. This Bible study divides Joseph's story into six key acts and will help your young people become familiar with his... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 7: Isaiah & The Prophets

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is the final study in the Genesis to Jesus series, exploring the key people and stories of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus. This study looks at Isaiah's prophecies about Jesus.
You will need: Bibles, charades ideas, laptop, projector, speakers, Isaiah 53... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 6: David & the Kings

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is the sixth study in the Genesis to Jesus series, exploring the key people and stories of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus.
You will need: wrapped clues with verses (see 'King David's highlights & lowlights' below), wrapping paper/newspaper, tape, scissors,... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 5: The Israelites & Sacrifice

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is the fifth study in the Genesis to Jesus series, exploring the key people and stories of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus.
You will need: rolls of toilet paper, large sheet(s) of paper, pens, tape/blu-tak
Beforehand, draw brick shapes on the paper to make it... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 4: Moses & the Law

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is the fourth in a series exploring the key people and stories of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus.
weird laws game show
Divide your youth into teams, and get each group to decide on a noise which they will use as their buzzer.
Round One
They need to be... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 3: Abraham & Faith

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is the third in a series exploring the key people and stories of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus.
Introduction: Waiting Game
Play a game that requires speed or patience.
Have a discussion about how we like things to happen quickly (for example, fast food... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 2: In the beginning

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

"In the Beginning" is the second in this series which explores the key people, stories and themes of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus.
Introduction: Story Time
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be looking at the big picture of the Bible: the people and... See more

Junior Youth: Genesis to Jesus 1: Introduction

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is the first in a series exploring the key people and stories of the Old Testament, and how they point the way to Jesus. The aim of this session is to introduce the topic and help get your group familiar with the books of the Old Testament.
Finding our way around the Old... See more

Senior Youth: Topics Ticker – Stories, People, Places and Miracles

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Ever asked your youth group what topics they'd like to cover and just been met with a big silence... because they just don't have any ideas?
Help them figure it out with this ‘Topics Ticker’ by the Nelson Youth Unit. Invite your youth to tick the boxes of the stories, people, places... See more

Teaching Games: The Law: Exodus

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Activities you can use to help your youth to explore and relate to the story of Exodus. "The Law" is part 4 of a series on Exodus.
The Big Idea: Being obedient, living the way he requires
Passages you could look at: Exodus 19:3-6, Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 5:17-20, John 14:15
Game... See more

Teaching Games: Manna & Water: Exodus

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Activities you can use to help your youth to explore and relate to the story of Exodus. "Manna & Water" is part 3 of a series on Exodus.
The Big Idea: God’s Provision & Trusting in Him
Passages you could look at: Exodus 16:1-27, 31, Exodus 17:1-7, Matthew 6:25-34
Whining... See more

Teaching Games: The Cloud & The Pillar of Fire: Exodus

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

If you're teaching on Exodus, then here are some activities you can use to help your youth to relate to the story. “The Cloud & The Pillar of Fire” is part 2 of a series on Exodus.
The Big Idea: God’s presence with us & his guidance by the Spirit
Passages you could look...
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Teaching Games: Trapped: Exodus

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Activities you can use to help your youth to explore and relate to the story of Exodus. "Trapped" is part 1 of a series on Exodus, which you could run over four weeks or use all four sessions at a camp.
The Big Idea: Just as the Israelites were trapped in Egypt, we can also be... See more

Senior Youth: Depression

Contributed by: Phil Trotter


Opener
Share a time when you were really down or depressed (the goal is to show how common and normal depression is.)
OR
Show the YouTube clip Like Minds campaign: You make the difference (John Kirwan) (1m 2secs).
Depression in the Bible
EITHER: Introduce (or play) the... See more