450 Topics For Youth Sermons

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Alexis holds a Master's degree from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor's degree from Colorado Christian University. She has been in professional ministry for over 15 years. She has held ministry positions such as co-pastor, youth minister, and spiritual director.
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Youth Sermons

Coming up with an ideas for a youth sermons can be tough! Sometimes you feel like you’ve talked about everything with your group and just can’t figure out what to do next! You want to have relevant youth sermons for your students, but feel like you’re scraping the barrel to come up with what direction to go next!

We’ve been there! That’s why we came up with this list of 450 topics for youth sermons to jump-start your thinking and help you figure out what to talk about in your next youth sermon, series, or lesson.

With as many ideas as there are on this list, we know that it’s still just scratching the surface. There are infinite ideas for youth sermons – we just wanted to give you a list to turn to if you’re trying to figure out what to talk about next.

If you find a topic on this list you’d like to speak on, we encourage you to just take it from there and dig further into how you’d present the issue. But the one thing we want to stress is that in our belief, after 27 years combined experience in youth ministry, is that all good youth sermons relate directly back to Jesus. 

Every topic on this list, in one way or another, can be brought back to the cornerstone truth of our Gospel – that Jesus Christ lives, wants relationship with us, and wants to change our lives now and eternal.

Seriously, every youth sermon can relate directly to Jesus. 

To prove it to you, we’re going to take one of the most random topics on this list – which is under the category of Self-Issues – A youth sermon about “catfishing”/pretending to be someone else online.

Now, you probably know what a “catfish” is, but just in case you don’t, we’ll explain it to you. A “catfish” comes from the MTV show “Catfish” is a slang term for a person online using a fake photo or fake name to pretend like they are someone else. A catfish typically has fake social media accounts and tries to lure others into relationships, providing information, or exploiting by some other means.

So how could you take a topic like this and relate it back to Jesus? It’s simpler than you might think.

Impersonating someone else online is an identity issue, and the “catfish” are often people who are very insecure in their identities and don’t value their worth. 

A great lesson on this real issue teens face would begin by examining why people pretend to be someone else online and asking the students if they’ve ever encountered this problem (they almost certainly have) and why they think students do that. 

You might then share a real-life story found online about the detrimental effects of impersonating others, and help the teens to see that this can lead to real problems

Then, using a passage of Scripture that speaks to Jesus imparting identity on us (Matt. 11:28, John 15, etc), interface with the issue of catfishing contrasted with finding a rooted identity in Christ. 

Wrap up the lesson with some small group questions that focus on exploring false identity and social media use, the reasons behind it, how God wants us to think about our identity, and how we should respond to people who use fake identities online. 

See what we mean? Every youth sermon can relate directly back to Jesus.

This is one of the most important ways to create a youth group culture that is centered on Christ and Gospel-focused.

So as you read through this list, please think in terms of how you can relate these topics directly to the truth of who God is and what God is doing through the ministry of Christ and the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

We hope this list helps spur your thoughts and we’d love to hear about any great youth sermons or ideas that you are able to piece together from ideas on this list! 

Below you will find 17 categories for Youth Sermons. under each category, you will find specific topics, main ideas, and even questions that can lead you to crafting great youth sermons.

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Self-Issues Youth Sermons 

As mentors and leaders of youth, it’s important to spend time addressing the real issues they face everyday, and often matter to them the most. Our faith has much to speak into the lives of youth, and our job is to help foster an identity rooted in Christ. Choosing individual topics about self-issues for sermons and lessons is great way to engage youth personally and get them to think about the everyday decisions that they make. 

Self-Issues Youth Sermons

Identity

Peer pressure

Sexuality

Healthy boundaries

Self-harm

Self-esteem

Suicide

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

Concern about the future

Worry about grades

Worry about popularity/social status

Anger

Bullying

Pride

Fear

Doubt

Nutrition (self-care)

Ambition/goals

Self-worth

Compartmentalization

Healthy competition 

Body image

Overachieving (stress, busy, etc.)

Time management – either could focus on underachieving or overachieving and the negatives of both of these

Personal finance

Stewardship/managing your money

What you consume, consumes you (i.e. what you watch, who you hang out with, what you listen to all shape you)

Alcohol use (self-care, depression, etc.) 

Illegal drug use (self-care, depression, etc.) 

Legal drug use (self-care, depression, etc.)

Human sexuality

Pre-marital sex

Exercise (self-care)

Getting ready for college (senior high youth)

Getting ready for High School (middle/junior high youth)

Lying – why is it important to be honest.

Envy/Jealousy

Greed 

Materialism

Coveting other’s possessions

Coveting other’s status

Coveting other’s relationships

Grudges vs forgiveness

Forgiving yourself

Being hard on yourself or pressuring yourself

Seeking internet fame

Real life versus online persona (does who you are online match who you are in the real world)

Catfishing/impersonating others

Internet bullying/trolling

How to choose a fulfilling career

How to discern God’s calling in your life

What to look for in a marriage partner

Lessons on managing self and finances

What are you going to do after high school?

What is your ambition for high school (for middle school students)?

 

Relationship Youth Sermons 

Perhaps at no other point in life are relationships and friendships thought about so much as during the teenage years. In many ways, teenage life is defined by their relationships with other people. Naturally, its important for youth ministers and leaders to shape their thinking on relationships through a Christian world view. Relationship sermons and lessons are another good way to address regular student issues, while simultaneously improving the health and culture of your youth group. 

 

Relationship Youth Sermons

Fighting at home with family 

What respecting parents looks like

Healthy family relationships

Healthy friendships

Healthy romantic relationships

What is a bad friend? What is a good friend?

Internet relationships

Being physical in a relationship 

Conflict resolution

What to do if you have a friend that is in trouble?

What to do if you have a family member that is in trouble?

What if do if you or a friend is in an abusive relationship?

How many friends should you have? (The quality of your relationships) 

Tackling being a different person around changing audiences, i.e. parents, friends, church, etc.

How to handle a breakup

How to breakup with someone 

What to do when your good friends break up? (loyalty vs. grace) 

Handling drama in relationships and friendships

Reasons to break up with someone

 

Social Justice/Mission Youth Sermons 

Topics related to social justice and mission are broad and cover a wide-range of political and cultural issues. Sermons and lessons on these issues are a great way to help students think about current issues and expand their thinking beyond their own personal experience. 

 

Social Justice/Mission Youth Sermons

Lessons on racism and race relations

Helping students think about sexual harassment/abuse

Local/National poverty

Global poverty

Immigration

Alcohol and substance abuse/recovery

Environmental issues/stewardship of planet

Human trafficking

Global war/genocide

Global child labor/working conditions/fair trade

Oppressed populations locally and globally

Helping students think about LGBTQ issues

Debt and financial divides

Class division

Lessons from historical problems/social progress

Homelessness

Your Youth Group Culture Youth Sermons

All youth groups have issues that need managed and addressed from time to time. Sermons and lessons about the health of your youth group are a great way to foster a welcoming and loving environment for your teens and address issues before the become a problem. It can also be a good way to deal with any crisis situations that have occurred unexpectedly within your group. 

 

Your Youth Group Culture Youth Sermons

Creating a welcoming youth group

Inviting friends to youth group

Cliques in youth group

Sharing privacy in youth group (creating a safe place)

Dealing with gossip

Help the group think about break-ups among students in the group

Being friends at school and not just youth group

Building student leaders within the group

How to have respect for one another

Importance of making time for youth group activities

What it looks like to love one another within the group

What forgiveness might mean within the group

Preparing for an upcoming mission/retreat

Worship attendance/being part of the church in addition to youth group

Integrating up and coming students

Relationships with students who have left the youth group/graduated

 

Christian Theology Youth Sermons 

As part of a duty to shape youth into critically-thinking adults, we need to address theological issues with teens. If we are not able to help them develop a mature understanding of faith, then who will? If you are not as comfortable with theological topics as other issues, be sure to find reputable resources to help you prepare your lessons. Make sure that what you teach is accurate! Additionally, it’s very important to use your church’s beliefs and doctrines as the basis for your teaching, and make sure to check-in with your pastor or other church leaders if you’re not entirely certain what your denomination or church believes on a particular issue. 

 

Christian Theology Youth Sermons 

Explaining the Trinity 

Who Is God The Father?

Who Is The Holy Spirit?

Who is Jesus?

What is sin?

What is Heaven?

What purpose does the Bible serve in our theology?

How did God create the world?

When did God create the world?

Why did God give Adam and Eve an option to disobey?

Why doesn’t God just wipe out Satan?

How is God three in one?

Is God judgmental?

Is God good?

Is God the only Creator?

Is God a man?

Is God a human being?

Is God all-powerful?

Is God all-knowing?

Where does God live?

Is God everywhere?

Natural revelation (seeing God in nature)

Specific revelation (leaning about God through Scripture and life of Christ)

Holy Spirit’s ministry to us

What is holiness?

What is Heaven like?

What happens when you die?

Understanding freewill and choices

Do you go directly to heaven when you die?

What are angels and what do they do?

Do demons exist?

What does evil want to do to us?

Is Satan everywhere?

How is Jesus both fully human and fully God?

How did Jesus’ death fix the problem of sin?

Bible – Overview Topics – Youth Sermons

The Bible is the foundation of most of our understanding of faith, and helping youth grow in their understanding of the Bible is a way to equip them for a lifetime in faith. Many teens are confused by the Bible, or only have a rudimentary understanding of it. You should seriously consider the right environment for Bible teaching and how you incorporate it into your youth ministry for the maximum impact. 

 

Bible – Overview Topics – Youth Sermons

What is the Bible and what is it’s significance?

How was the Bible written?

Was the Bible written just for me?

How have people used the Bible throughout history?

How has the use of the Bible spread throughout the world?

What is a Bible translation, what is a good one for me, and what are the differences between them?

How much should I read the Bible?

What to do if you don’t understand something in the Bible?

Who are trusted people to go to with questions about the Bible?

What to think if your friends or family don’t trust or believe in the Bible.

Is the Bible actually God’s Word?

Is everything in the Bible important to me?

Why did God decide to give us the Bible, instead of some other form of communication?

Can you pick and choose Bible verses?

Importance of reading the Bible in context of surrounding passages

Can God do things in ways that aren’t outlined in the Bible?

What is a prophecy in the Bible and how should you think about it?

Are prophecies in the Bible for the future or have they already been fulfilled?

The Jewishness of Jesus

Old Testament – General Topics – Youth Sermons 

The Old Testament is almost certainly less understood among Christians in general than the New Testament, and helping youth to develop their concept of the Old Testament will provide a foundation for answering major questions as they get older and encounter many different perspectives on the Bible and faith. The Old Testament is very broad in its topics, and it may be best to simply choose topics you feel led to teach on and develop a plan around incorporating them into your youth ministry.

 

Old Testament – General Topics – Youth Sermons

What is the Old Testament?

How should we think about the Old Testament as Christians today?

Summary/Quick Survey of the Old Testament events. 

What is a covenant?

What is a prophecy?

Story of God’s Covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses and David

Who is the nation of Israel and where did they come from?

The Jewish relationship with the Torah and Old Testament

The importance of understanding Israelite and Jewish beliefs for reading the New Testament.

Why are there so many rules in the Old Testament?

Does God expect us to follow all the rules in the Old Testament?

Where was Jesus in the Old Testament?

What are Psalms and how can you use them?

What are Proverbs and how can you use them?

How to think about sacrifices in the Old Testament?

Number 16 What was the purpose of feasts for the people of the Old Testament?

Old Testament – Specific Bible Story Ideas – Youth Sermons 

There are many great stories from the Old Testament that teach us about who God is and what God’s vision and values for us are like. There are potentially thousands of stories you could derive from the Old Testament, and this list is intended to help jump start your thinking about teaching from the Old Testament and represents many of the most well-known stories from its pages.

 

Old Testament – Specific Bible Story Ideas – Youth Sermons

God created the universe and world.

God created human beings in His image.

God’s relationship with Adam and Eve before the Fall and after the Fall.

The Fall/First Sin

Why did God allow humans to be tempted by sin?

Story of Noah

God’s Covenant with Noah

Story of Abraham

God’s Covenant with Abraham

Story of Issac 

Story of Jacob

Story of Joseph

Story of Moses’s birth

Story of God’s calling of Moses with the burning bush

Story of Moses and Aaron confronting Pharaoh 

Story of the Exodus/Crossing Red Sea

Giving of the Ten Commandments

Understanding the Old Testament Law/Covenant

Israelites and the Golden Idol

Studies in the Ten Commandments

Lessons on manna and God’s direction in the desert

Story of Jericho/Rahab

Story of Moses’ failure to enter the Promised Land

Story of Joshua leading into the Promised Land

Stories from Judges (Samson, Deborah, etc)

The near collapse/civil war of the tribes of Israel (end of Judges)

Story of Ruth

Story of Samuel’s birth

Calling of Saul/Saul’s anointing 

Failures of Saul

Calling of David/Samuel’s anointing

David and Goliath 

Friendship of Jonathan and David

Story of Saul, Jonathan and David

Story of David sparing Saul’s life

Story of David becoming king

God’s Covenant with David

Story of David’s worship and celebration

David as author of many Psalms

Stories from David’s Mighty Men

Story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah

Nathan’s prophecy to David

Solomon becomes king

Solomon builds the temple

Solomon’s temptations and failures

Struggles of kings after Solomon

Elijah’s opposition to idolatry

Elijah finds God on the mountain top

Elijah mentors Elisha

Elijah taken to Heaven

The split of Israel into two nations

The exile of Israel

The fall of Judea

Story of Esther

Story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem

Ezra reads the Law

Studies in Psalms 

Prophecies in Psalms

Studies in Proverbs

Story of Job

Job’s friends sit with him for a week

Lessons from Ecclesiastes

Prophecies of Isaiah about Jesus

Messianic prophecies throughout the Old Testament

Story of Jonah

Jonah flees from his calling

Jonah’s prayer in the fish

Jonah upset that God spaced Nineveh

Story of Daniel

Overview of the Exile

The return from Exile

What the Old Testament prophets expected the Messiah to be like

 

The Gospels – General Topics – Youth Sermons (See Also Christmas and Easter Sermon Ideas) 

Helping youth understand the basic background, theology, and concepts in the Gospels will create a basis for better understanding Jesus’ ministry and teaching. Many of these topics synthesize broad and core elements of our faith. These are great topics for introducing more Bible study to a group, or helping students who have a fragmented understanding of Jesus’ ministry and what it means.

 

The Gospels – General Topics – Youth Sermons

What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

Parables about the Kingdom of Heaven

Parables about God’s love

Parables about God’s judgment and justice

Did Jesus’ family believe He was God?

What Jesus did in His 3 Year Ministry

Why did Jesus heal people?

Why did Jesus feed/serve others?

What does Incarnation mean?

Why did Jesus have to become a human being?

How was Jesus both fully human and fully God?

Why did Jesus primarily train 12 people?

Examination of individual disciples’ background

The character and development of Peter

The role of women in Jesus’ ministry

Jesus’ love and respect for his mother

Did Jesus know he was God?

What were the people’s expectation of the Messiah?

The relationship/competition between Jesus and the Pharisees

A look at Jesus’ family

Jesus as a person born into an oppressed and conquered society

What is the race of Jesus?

What did Jesus look like?

Where was Jesus before His birth?

Gospel Story Youth Sermons 

One of the most important things we can do is teach students about who Jesus is and what He’s done. There are hundreds of stories from the Gospels that can do this, and virtually every verse in the Gospels could be crafted into a meaningful sermon. This is simply an overview of best-known stories from the Gospels that you might turn to when teaching specifically about Jesus’ ministry.

 

Gospel Story Youth Sermons

Why did God choose Mary and Joseph to be Jesus’ earthly parents?

What was the role of John the Baptist?

Story of Jesus’ birth

Story of Jesus and family fleeing to Egypt

Story of Jesus in the Temple as a boy

Story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert

Story of Jesus turning water into wine

Story of Jesus clearing the temple

Story of Jesus calling Nathaniel 

Story of Jesus and Nicodemus

Jesus begins His ministry preaching “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near”

Story of Jesus calling Peter

Stories of Jesus calling the disciples

Story of Jesus and the woman at the well

Story of the healing of the Centurion’s servant

Jesus and dealing with critics

Jesus using salt and light as metaphors for us

Peter confesses Jesus to be the Messiah

Stories of Jesus’ exorcisms and healings 

Story of Jesus feeding the masses

Lessons from the Beatitudes

Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

Why did Jesus teach in parables?

Lessons from a favorite parable

The masses begin to turn from Jesus as his teachings become harder

Story of Jesus calming the storm

Story of Jesus walking on water

Story of Jesus raising Jarius’ daughter

Story of the friends lowering the paralyzed man through the roof

Story of Mary and Martha 

Story of Jesus raising Lazarus

Jesus’ final night of prayer as depicted in John

Lessons from John 15 (Vine and Branches)

Lessons about communion and the Last Supper

Lessons from the plot against Jesus

Lessons from the betrayal of Jesus by Judas

Lessons from Jesus’ prayer in the Garden

Lessons from Jesus’ arrest

Lessons from Jesus’ trial

Story of Jesus’ beating and crucifixion

Lessons from the death of Jesus 

Lessons from the Resurrection

Lessons from the appearances of Jesus post-Resurrection

Lessons from the Great Commission

 

New Testament Acts and Epistles Youth Sermons 

The development of the Church, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the spread of the Gospel, are the Bible’s connection between the life of Jesus and the Kingdom as it exists today. Helping students understand how to read and Acts and the Epistles is a great way to equip them for understanding theology, what the church is, and what day-to-day Christian life should look like.

 

New Testament Acts and Epistles Youth Sermons

What is an epistle and how were they written?

Who were the writers of the New Testament?

How was the world of the New Testament like ours and how was it different?

Is the New Testament more important then the Old Testament?

What happened between the Old Testament and the New Testament?

The establishment of the first church

The stoning of Stephen

The persecution and conversion of Saul/Paul

What did the disciples do after Jesus’ ascension

Who is Paul and what did he do?

Paul is reconciled with the first disciples and James

Lessons from Paul’s missionary mission

Paul preaching in Athens

Paul is persecuted and imprisoned by officials

What is justification and sanctification?

What are tongues and prophecy

Lessons on spiritual gifts

Thinking about yourself as part of the Body of Christ

Forgiveness from sin

Faith without good works is dead (James)

Lessons on salvation by faith

Lessons on bodily Resurrection and Rapture

Lessons on original sin

Jesus as our High Priest (Hebrews)

Healthy marital relationships

The value of humility

Lessons on avoiding favoritism (James)

Definition of true love (1 Cor. 13)

Lessons on the Fruit of the Spirit

The Armor of God (Ephesians)

Lessons from the Heroes of Faith (Hebrews 11)

What is the book of Revelation and how should we understand it?

Depiction of heavenly worship (Rev. 4)

God restores His people (Rev. 21)

How To Use The Bible In Your Life Youth Sermons 

Students are often confused as to what purpose, if any, the Bible should play in their day to day life. Sermons and lessons focused specifically on this topic can encourage students to have a stronger relationship with the Bible and demystify its role in the Christian life.

 

How To Use The Bible In Your Life Youth Sermons

Lessons in how to read and understand the Bible

Importance of learning the Bible

Understanding the Bible as a complete overall story

Why you should memorize Scripture

How you pick Scripture to memorize

What kind of Bible translation/version should you use

What to think when talking with someone who interprets the Bible differently

Building a personal reading plan that fits your life

Picking a “life verse” – a verse that really connects with you

My favorite Scripture(s) and why. (This could be taught by youth leader and/or youth themselves as a sharing night)

Ways to share the Bible with others

Salvation/Evangelistic/Making Commitment To Jesus Youth Sermons 

There may be seasons and times when you’ll want to challenge students even more directly than usual to make commitments to Jesus. The following is a list of various approaches you might take for lessons that you hope will lead to youth accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

 

Salvation/Evangelistic/Making Commitment To Jesus Youth Sermons

What does it look like to be saved?

How does a person become saved?

What do you actually need saved from?

What to think if you think you’ve already made a commitment to Jesus but you aren’t sure

What to think if you’re the only person in your family who is a Christian.

What to think if most of your friends are not Christian.

How did Jesus’ death atone for sin?

First steps to take after accepting Jesus as Lord of your life

What does the Holy Spirit do after you accept Jesus?

Should you be instantly changed when you become a Christian?

Should you feel different inside when you’re saved?

Does God treat you differently when you become a Christian?

Christianity/Relationship With God Youth Sermons 

Few teenagers have an organized life of discipleship, and that’s why it is important to help them understand the rhythms and routines of Christian faith. Teaching youth to find their own expression and practice of faith will enable them to take ownership of their beliefs and create stability in their relationship with God.

 

Christianity/Relationship With God Youth Sermons

What does prayer time look like?

Why it’s important to pray

What are spiritual disciplines

Discovering your worship style

What service or mission is God calling you to?

Why it’s important to read the Bible

Why it’s important to share your relationship with God with others

Why it’s important to go worship

Moving your relationship with God from only at church to everywhere you go

Does God care if I pray?

What should my prayer life look like?

How to read the Bible

What are the first books or passages in the Bible I should read

How do you become a Christian?

How do you know you are a Christian?

Memorizing Scripture verse living Scripture

Should you be instantly changed when you become a Christian?

Why does God care about sin?

Are there big sins and little sins?

Does God hear prayers before you are saved?

What does God do/think if you mess up and sin?

What does forgiveness from God look like?

Who should I pray to – God The Father? Jesus? Holy Spirit? All?

 

Apologetic Questions Youth Sermons 

Your teenagers have probably already encountered challenging questions about the faith. Creating a safe environment in your youth ministry is a way to handle those questions in an appropriate place and build up faith. Tough questions are a way to build faith, and sermons and lessons focused on apologetic questions show that you’re open to discussion and critical thought. 

 

Apologetic Questions Youth Sermons

Is the Bible accurate?

Is it okay to doubt God?

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Is my friend or family member going to Hell because they don’t believe in Jesus?

Do you have to believe in God (The Trinity) to get to Heaven?

Do we have a choice to follow God or does He pick us? (refer to your church’s doctrinal beliefs, such as if they adhere to Calvinism or Arminianism  

Why is God so “mean” in the Old Testament?

Is human evolution true?

By what method did God create the universe?

Did God set everything into motion and forget about it?

How do we know there is only one God and not others.

Is God just “the Universe”?

Did Jesus really die on the cross?

Did Jesus actually exist?

Are there other books in the Bible that aren’t included or were banned?

Have Christians done terrible things throughout history?

Are all religions basically the same?

Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same God?

Do you really need Christian community to be a believer? (Can’t you just practice faith privately?)

Church Issues Youth Sermons 

What are the different denominations?

What is unique about your denomination (if you are in a denomination or if not, what that’s unique)

Contemporary worship vs. Traditional worship

Stewardship/Giving

What is our church’s view on who can be a leader or pastor?

The church’s obligations to the community

Is it important to attend church?

Is youth group “my church”?

Lessons on baptism

Lessons on communion

Lessons on church membership (or why your church doesn’t have membership)

Qualifications for being a church leader (use your church’s theology/doctrine/rules in shaping your lesson)

The importance of Missions/Service

Seasonal/Holidays Youth Sermons 

The following is a list of ideas that might be helpful for specific times of the year that lend themselves closely to sharing Christian teaching and theology. There are many ways you can approach holidays, and we encourage you to examine the meaning of these particular seasons for your group and think about how you can best minister to them through seasonal ministry.

New Year’s

A review of the past year, helping youth process the decisions they made that led them to this very point. (Youth sermon idea is 

Looking towards the New Year a youth sermon on how to make lasting change

Valentine’s Day

What is the true definition of love shown in 1 Corinthians 13?

Being alone on Valentine’s day, it’s not such a bad thing. A lesson on self-esteem, self-worth, independence.

Why not show love every day, not just on February 14th? A lesson talking about how Jesus always showed true love.

One of the Fruit of the Spirit is love, did you know love is a gift from God?

Romantic love isn’t just passion. Exploring what long-lasting love really looks like. 

St. Patrick’s Day

Explain the meaning behind the holiday, what St. Patrick’s ministry was and what we can learn from it today.

Spring Break

Making good choices despite temptation 

Easter

Why did Jesus have to die?

What happened at the Cross?

What happened at the Tomb?

What is Lent and why is it important or not important?

Should you give something up for Lent? A look into the spiritual discipline of fasting or the Fruit of the Spirit self-control. 

How did Jesus death atone for sin?

Summer

How are you going to use your time off? (a lesson on time management and goals)

Beginning of the school year

New beginnings, how to make this the best school year. (A lesson on identity, goals, or determination)

Halloween

Why some Christians don’t celebrate Halloween

Should we as Christians dress up and pretend to be something else, especially if it is a “dark” character or thing? (identity topic or choices topic)

Is it ok to celebrate Halloween? (Explore from your church’s perspective)

Thanksgiving

What is Christian service, servitude?

Why it is important we give and serve

A night praying for people who are homeless, without loved ones, or down on their luck. Possibly coupled after a mission/service outing.

A night of Thanksgiving. Have an event where the youth can share all of the things they are thankful for and hold a big youth group family dinner. Preach on the importance of gratitude. 

Christmas

Why was Jesus born as a baby and what does that mean?

Retell the Christmas story and break it down for them explaining the different aspects as recorded in the Gospels. 

Discuss the Incarnation and God’s grace in becoming human.

That’s it for now! 

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