YOUTH RESOURCES (13-18 YEARS OLD)
Planting the Kernel
Sometimes we glance over the story of Easter without noticing due to the fact that we had heard it so often. One way to understand the story is to examine it more closely.
Read the sentence below. You will have 10 seconds to read the sentence. Count the number of times the letter “F” appears in the sentence.
Share how many letter F’s you counted.
Check again to make sure that you counted them all (you should have found 5). Sometimes if we get too familiar with something, we aren’t able to see the whole story.
Read Matthew 28:1-10. Notice who the main characters of the story are. Discover the facts about the event. Create a headline that summarizes the story. Remind yourself of the wonder and power of the story of Jesus’ resurrection!
Feeding the Soil
READ A DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Commit to reading a daily devotional to connect to the Living God.
Here are some resources for you to consider:
D365– Created by Passport Inc. and sponsored by the Office of Ministries with Youth, Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Youth Ministries Office of the Episcopal Church. You can also download an app for this from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science by Louie Giglio.
Tending the Growth
Read the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet in John 13:1-17.
After reading the passage, ask each other what it would feel like to be the one washing another’s feet? How would it feel to be the one receiving the washing?
If you feel up to it, set up a warm basin of water and washcloths. Take the opportunity to wash one another’s feet.
Remind each other that Jesus taught his disciples to serve one another just as He served them.
God calls us to serve just as Jesus did.
Get a piece of paper and write down one way they can choose to serve another person in the following days.