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The source for youth group lessons and sermons is Group Publishing. Here you can find all of the essential youth ministry resources. Whether looking for classic youth group Bible study lessons or a new youth ministry sermon series, we have it all. Check out our downloadable sermons for youth groups and get inspired today.

In the LIVE Message Series Base Camp, find downloadable youth group lessons that challenge teenagers to open up their lives authentically and freely to Jesus. For a youth Bible study series that helps teenagers discover what it means to be God’s people, created in his image, check out LIVE Message Series: The True You. The LIVE Message Series: The Parables features lessons for youth ministry that help bring Jesus’ parables alive for teenagers in today’s culture. Download a LIVE Message Series for fresh youth group lessons that cover the basics of our faith.

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LIVE Message Series: Base Camp
$34.99
In this series, teenagers will be challenged to open up their lives authentically and freely to Jesus. They’ll interact with the Bible and discover how it can reveal a larger purpose in their life.
 
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LIVE Message Series: The True You
$34.99
In this series, teenagers will discover what it means to be God’s people, created in his image. They’ll celebrate their priceless, God-given worth and compare the world’s false labels to their true identity in Christ, who gives them new names.
 
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LIVE Message Series: The Parables
$34.99
Jesus used parables so his listeners could easily understand the kingdom of heaven—and how it’s different from life on earth. In today’s digital, high-tech environment, those stories have lost some of their meaning in translation. By putting teenagers back into the story, Jesus’ message comes alive once again.
 
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LIVE Message Series: Many Parts, One Body
$34.99
In this series, teenagers will be empowered to join Jesus’ mission and purpose for their lives as they discover their spiritual gifts. This four-week message series focuses on key components of risking and daring to reveal the unique and wonderful way God made you.
 
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LIVE Message Series: The Unit
$34.99
As teenagers experience Jesus’ teachings about community the way he intended, they’ll reach beyond themselves to become part of something larger. This series involves teenagers by encouraging them to take action, leave behind their phones and devices, and become part of the larger mission in their community and church.
 
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13 Essential Lessons from the New Testament
$16.99
Give junior high and high school students an opportunity to explore the profound accounts of the New Testament with these youth group Bible lessons. The resource 13 Essential Lessons From the New Testament captures the magnitude of Jesus’ words, the radical obedience of his followers, and other important teachings that will equip youth workers to guide students toward a faith-filled life.
 
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13 Essential Lessons from the Old Testament
$16.99
Help your junior high and high school students see how the entire Bible works together to create a perfect picture of God’s loving character and his plan for redemption. They’ll be on the edge of their seats as their eyes are opened to truths they’ve yet to discover. These 13 intentionally selected lessons build anticipation for Jesus’ impending arrival through surprising stories packed with valuable wisdom.
 
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The Way I'm Wired
$34.99
Every teenager's life is loaded with undeniable evidence of God's incredible plans for them, but who helps them unpack all those details to discover why they were born? This curriculum prepares you for the privilege of doing just that. It equips you to teach students that God has three distinct calls on their life: the primary call of being transformed into Christ-likeness; the secondary call of thriving in their seasonal roles; and the "This I Must Do" call to be part of something that is larger than themselves.

The Way I'm Wired is a 6-week, biblically based DVD curriculum, which is written for a variety of youth settings: small groups, Sunday schools, retreats, camps, homeschooling, and personal coaching/mentoring sessions.
 
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The 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Teenagers

Teenagers who’ve experienced the Bible’s great truths, not just read about them, can walk with a firm foundation under their feet. They know what they believe, and why, and feel a lot more comfortable in situations that are challenging to their faith.

This collection of lessons, covering the most important truths in the Bible, gives you an easy-to-use resource that will plunge your teenagers into the beautiful basics: the reality of God in the world, the truth about who Jesus really is, why all of us need a “Good Shepherd” to find us and reclaim us—13 powerhouse lessons in all.

 
Thirsty (download)
$20.99
It's natural for us to drink water when our bodies tell us they're thirsty. But what happens when our soul becomes thirsty, and is longing for something more than what's already there? This 3-week series by Jeff Maguire, pastor to students at Mariners Church in Southern California, invites students to consider just how thirsty their soul may be and offers biblical solutions to help quench that spiritual thirst. And with everything you need to teach them included inside, it's easy enough for you to dive in and use tonight.
 
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The End (download)
$13.99
In this two-week sermon series, Josh Griffin bluntly, but appropriately, unpacks biblical truths about heaven and hell. We get one shot at life, and we face a vital question that will determine our destination after death: Will we choose to receive the gift of forgiveness and eternal life that's available through Jesus? If we say yes, we'll spend eternity in heaven in God's presence. If we say no, we'll spend eternity separated from God. It's that simple and that crucial.

Use this series to spark your teenagers' thoughts on what happens after death. The End will help them discover that death, in fact, really isn't the end—it's just the beginning.
 
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Trinity (download)
$20.99
When planning youth ministry sermons, it's sometimes tempting to shy away from deep theological topics. Why is there evil in our world? Why did God give Adam and Eve the choice to obey or disobey? Why does God permit boy bands to exist?

The Trinity can be a challenging topic to address, but this sermon series with Josh Griffin will help your students gain a clearer understanding of who God is——the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
 
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Scary, Gross and Weird Stories from the Bible
$19.99
Bloody Tent Pegs, Disembodied Fingers, and Suicidal Pigs...the Truths Buried in the Bizzare

By Group Publishing

Some of the best stories in the Bible are also some of the most unexpected and unusual. And they're not for the faint of heart. These Bible lessons truly are sick...and totally interesting!
Surprise your teenagers with the "disgusting" truth! Each of the 13 easy-to-use lessons focuses on a relevant topic related to a scary, gross or weird Bible story and includes a challenging "Fear Factor"-like activity (like eating daring treats), a fun game and thought-provoking discussion questions that help teens uncover life application.
These peculiar & profound lessons will grab everyone's attention!
 
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Untouchables (download)
$33.00
By Doug Fields

Four weeks of youth ministry programming in one download!
With the Untouchables Super-Series you get everything you need to put together an entire four-week student-message series. You get the audio (mp3s) for each message plus Doug'’s commentary on the series. Also, you'll get all of the programming and promotional elements for the series that were used in the student ministry at Saddleback Church. This includes everything from PowerPoint games to promotional graphics.

This powerful and life-changing teaching series is now available as one of our popular Super-Series. Untouchables is a four-week series that tackles the tough topics of homosexuality, death, disability, and prejudice. Untouchables answers the questions students are asking, raises the bar for authenticity and provides a model for empowering volunteer leadership to express their teaching gifts and life experiences. Your ministry may never be the same.
 
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Developing HABITS (download)
$41.99
By Doug Fields

Helping your students develop healthy habits for long-term, independent spiritual growth is the name of the game here. The HABITS Super-Series will bring them into the Word of God and give them tools to keep developing their faith, even after they've left your ministry. The HABITS sermon series outlines six spiritual disciplines for all believers, young and old: hang out time with God, accountability with another believer, Bible memorization, involvement with the church body, tithing and scripture study.

Lessons include:
  • Week 1: Hang Time with God
  • Week 2: Accountability
  • Week 3: Planting God's Word in Your Life
  • Week 4: Involving Yourself in the Church
  • Week 5: Money, Tithing, God and Me
  • Week 6: Studying Scripture


  • This is a downloadable file (ZIP).
    Approximate Size: 320 MB. Download time will vary.


    Note: Downloadable products are non-returnable: all sales for these items are final.
     
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    Power of Sex (download)
    $41.99
    By Doug Fields

    This series tackles the difficult and often misrepresented topic of sex. Doug explores not just how students are assaulted by sexual messages, but how the choices they make will shape their entire lives. While this series addresses the consequences of bad decisions, it is focused around encouraging and teaching students how to make the right decisions - and offering the forgiveness of an almighty God when things don't go as planned.
     
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    I Used to Rule the World (download)
    $20.99
    Before Jesus was born, people could try to claim some sort of ownership of the world. But with His life, death and resurrection, the rules changed--Jesus powerfully showed God's plan for humanity. As believers, it's up to us to adjust to His rules to live a Christ-like life.

    This three-week sermon series is a great lead-up to Christmas, but can be used at any time through the year. Students will uncover the meanings behind some of Jesus' most powerful metaphors as they model their lives after the true Ruler of the world.
     
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    How Not to Get Caught (download)
    $19.99
    By Doug Fields

    This is a 4 week downloadable message transcript series. Included in this file are 4 Microsoft word documents containing the full word-for-word message transcripts and student outlines.

    Students face temptation every day. Whether it's sex, drugs, partying, smoking, bad language, cheating, or whatever their particular weakness is, temptation is an unavoidable reality of life. However, you can use this 4-week series to show them that temptation itself is not the problem; it's their response to it that can either drag them down or build their character. Use this series to equip them with the tools they'll need to face their temptations and come out stronger for it.
     
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    Good Sex (download)
    $24.99
    By Doug Fields

    This is a 5 week downloadable message transcript series. Included in this file are 5 Microsoft word documents containing the full word-for-word message transcripts and student outlines.

    We live in a sex saturated society. It's not how it used to be, Ricky and Lucy sleeping in separate beds, clothed from head to toe. The world, specifically media has blown sex up so big that your students have no idea that there are any standards, no idea that there are any consequences with sex. Our youth of today desperately need to hear that there are consequences, that sex was God's idea, and He created it to be beautiful. Teach this message at least once a year, and relationships in your ministry will be different.
     
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    Simplify Your Life (download)
    $20.99
    By Doug Fields

    If it seems like students are doing more today than they ever have before, it's because, well, they are. Everyone is busy and your students are no exception. In this series, Simplify Your Life, Doug Fields takes a look at how the abundance of things to do slowly saps away any time we may have to spend developing the most important relationship - our relationship with Jesus and the people most important to us.

    Subtitled Making Space for Greatness, this series will help you challenge your students in how they prioritize their time. And it will help them develop healthy priorities that will have a positive impact on their spiritual, school and home life (you'll probably learn a lot too since youth workers are crazy-busy and Doug taught this series to the adults at Saddleback Church).
     
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    Welcome to the Planet (download)
    $41.99
    By Doug Fields

    The teenage years are often times confusing and trying as students try to figure out their reason for existence. This 6-part series challenges students to answer the question, "What on earth am I here for?" and then to apply God's biblical purposes to their personal lives. With six weeks of programming at your finger tips, Welcome to the Planet will not only communicate the importance of God's biblical purposes for their personal lives--evangelism, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and worship...but, it will also serve as a time savor for you so you can spend more time the students God has called you to serve.
     
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    How to Increase Your Confidence (download)
    $24.99
    By Doug Fields

    This is a 5 week downloadable message transcript series. Included in this file are 5 Microsoft word documents containing the full word-for-word message transcripts and student outlines.

    God wants us to live as the original masterpieces He's created us to be. So why do we try so hard to be carbon copies of each other? Because we lack the confidence to do otherwise. Use this series to help your students discover how they can walk through life with their heads held high, confident of who they are in Christ.
     
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    Save the Planet (download)
    $21.00
    Green is in. Recycling, driving hybrid cars, and conserving energy, gas, and water have become just a few of the ways that we're able to care for the environment. But what does the Bible have to say about caring for the environment? This 3-week series by Josh Griffin, high school pastor at Saddleback Church, is designed to help students get a glimpse of how to care for the environment through a biblical perspective. And with everything you need to teach them included inside, it’s easy enough for you to dive in and use tonight.
     
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    How to Shout Without Screaming (download)
    $20.99
    By Doug Fields

    Evangelism. Just the word alone conjures up a multitude of images--and most of them make students squirm. But sharing the Good News of Jesus doesn't have to be pulpit pounding or televangelist cheesy. In this three-week series, you can help your teenagers get a practical handle on three ways they can be a testament to spread God's love through:
    • Week 1: Friendship--By being a good friend
    • Week 2: Lifestyle--By living a good life
    • Week 3: Words of Truth--By sharing the Good News of God's love
     
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    These youth group Bible lessons and sermons will lead your students closer to Jesus.

    You don’t want to miss the youth group lessons in the LIVE Message Series: Many Parts, One Body. Packed with important lessons for youth ministry, this four-week message series helps teenagers discover their spiritual gifts. Then, download the LIVE Message Series: The Unit for a four-week youth sermon series that speaks to teenagers regarding their role in unifying the body of Christ. For sermons for youth groups craving more of Jesus, download Thirsty, a 3-week series that invites students to consider just how thirsty their soul may be and offers biblical solutions to help quench that spiritual thirst. Another downloadable option packed with Bible lessons for youth ministry is The Red Stuff Sermon Series, which focuses on the powerful words of Jesus.

    Check out the conversational, experiential youth group lessons that reveal the heart of Jesus in 13 Essential Lessons From the New Testament. Or for youth Bible study lessons on the Old Testament, try 13 Essential Lessons From the Old Testament. For powerful lessons for youth ministry that cover the most important truths in the Bible, pick up The 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Teenagers. These youth ministry lessons can be easily adapted for Sunday school, a confirmation setting, or even a youth discipleship group.

    We have youth group lessons just for junior high students and middle schoolers. For a three-part youth Bible study series that helps junior high students become who God has already made them to be, download Made. For a youth Bible study series that is unique and highly interesting to middle schoolers, we have Scary, Gross and Weird Stories From the Bible. And for preteens, check out the active-learning, attention-grabbing youth ministry lessons in No-Miss Lessons for Preteen Kids.

    Looking for youth group lessons to take your students deeper? Rooted: Old Testament will equip your students to examine the pages of Scripture with greater insight and clarity. Want lessons for youth ministry that focus on God? Download Trinity for a youth sermon series on who God is—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And Developing HABITS offers downloadable youth ministry lessons that outline six spiritual disciplines for all believers, young and old. Group has the youth group Bible lessons and sermons you need, plus all of the other youth ministry resources you want.

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