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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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Underground (download)
When it comes it to the health of a tree, there's more than meets the eye. If you remove that tree from its roots or if you stop paying attention to what happens underground, bad things happen. The tree begins to die.

That truth applies to us, too. When we disconnect from God, we begin to dry out, to suffer, to move closer toward spiritual decay. What happens below the surface dictates the kind of life we lead and the kind of impact we have.

This three-week series will invite your students to look below the surface of their lives, to honestly examine how they're doing, and to pursue the path of Jesus-centered living.
Snapshots (download)
Imagine summarizing your life in just four photos--four images that would explain your strongest beliefs, your truest character, your deepest desires. What four pictures would you choose?

That's the kind of big-picture perspective you'll get from Snapshots, a four-week sermon series highlighting four themes that will give your students a clear, accurate understanding of who Jesus Christ really is.
Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience
12-session discipleship program that moves people toward a deeper friendship with God.
Friends of God: The Discipleship Diary
Being a friend of God changes everything…
You’re about to embark on a friendship adventure with Jesus that’ll transform you from the inside out. That’s because you’ll be drawing close to his heart—the epicenter of peace and joy.
Friends of God: The Discipleship Experience Leader Guide
Disciple-making begins here.
So get ready to embark on a life-changing relational experience to grow closer to Jesus and each other.
Just like Jesus, you’ll immerse people in unforgettable experiences and thought-provoking conversations.
This guide walks you through everything you’ll need to lead all 12 sessions, including tips for sparking great conversations and inviting people into life-changing adventures.
Best of all, Friends of God is not an experiment—it has been tested and tested again with real people in real settings. You can be confident that the advice in your leader guide—taken from our own experience—works!
Friends of God Promo and Session Graphics CD
Prepare to make disciples!

You’ll love these items to make your job promoting and leading Friends of God easier!
Friends of God Essential Value Pack
Bundle to save on Friends of God Discipleship Experience participant items with this Essential Value Pack.

Each pack includes one of each of the following:
• The Discipleship Diary
• Heart of Jesus Sticky Note Pad
• Go-and-Glow Light
• Glow Pen
Heart of Jesus Sticky Notes
Package of 10
Spread love and cheer with these custom heart-imprinted note pads! Designed for and used in Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience but also great any time encouraging notes are needed.
Friends of God Go-and-Glow Lights
Package of 10
Decorate and shine love on maps, fabrics, and other surfaces with these fun glowing lights! Created for and used in Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience but also a fun idea to add sparkle anywhere!
Friends of God Glow Pen
Package of 10
Use these glowing pens as daily pocket reminders to shine love! Created for and used in Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience, but perfect (and fun!) for every day.
Friends of God Session DVDs
Prepare to disciple the way Jesus did…through friendship.

Get ready to lead people into an intimate relationship with Jesus following the natural steps of friendship.

These session videos provide everything you need to guide rich conversation and spiritual discovery and include leader insights and tips that will help you create a welcoming, exciting, life-transforming environment.
Unheard Of: One Man's Journey to the Middle of a Miracle (DVD)
His flood of heartache transformed into a tsunami of hope.

Betrayed, depressed, and newly divorced, Dennis Drake joined the Peace Corps to teach deaf children. He was looking for a fresh start in a tropical paradise. What he found was something much greater.

Unheard Of  is Dennis’ modern-day parable of finding lifelong purpose—one that will inspire you to find yours.
Scarred (download)
The challenge of life isn't avoiding pain (since that's impossible), the real challenge is how to deal with pain when it happens. How to manage and heal from the wounds life inflicts on us. With this powerful three-week Super Series, you'll be able to help students recognize and deal with the most painful experiences in their life. And most importantly, they'll see how God can take their pain and use it to make beauty.
Jr. High Fruit of the Spirit (download)
There's an old campfire song that says, "They will know we are Christians by our love." Eight more verses and you'd have all the fruit of the spirit wrapped up in a tasty chorus. Where the song leaves off, the Fruit of the Spirit small group curriculum jumps in.

These lessons are designed to help your students understand not what being a Christian looks like, but how being a Christian makes you look. Each study focuses on giving students a Biblical understanding of the Fruit of the Spirit and then asks reflective questions to help them apply what they've learned.
Scary, Gross & Weird Stories from the Bible (download)
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!
LIVE Message Series: Friends Forever
In this four-week message series you’ll help teenagers explore the power and purpose of deeper friendships in their lives. The series kicks off with a surprising revelation about the role Jesus plays in our developing friendships. Then you’ll help students take a deep dive into a wide array of biblical friendships, learning the qualities of a great friend along the way. As you reveal the truths locked up in Jesus’ parable of the good Samaritan, they’ll consider who their “neighbors” really are. Finally, you’ll help them experience “another gear” in their relationships—“spiritual friendship.”
LIVE Message Series: The Church
As your teenagers begin to experience the teachings about community they'll discover how their individuality in Christ plays a key role in the larger, dynamic body of Christ. Teenagers will be encouraged to "think globally" and "act locally" in their church.
LIVE Message Series: Choose Wisely
In youth message series Choose Wisely, teenagers will develop a method of discernment to help them make both short and long term decisions by exploring the Bible. They’ll see the difference between self-interest and selflessness that comes from reconciling our lives with Jesus.
LIVE Message Series: Prove It
As your teenagers ponder tough questions, they’ll learn that Jesus already knows all of their secrets…including their doubts. As they explore the biblical proof of the existence of God coupled with examining how Jesus interacted with people who had doubts while he was on earth, they’ll walk away with a lifelong method for questioning their beliefs and depending on Jesus.
LIVE Message Series: Dive
As your teenagers let go of their live's worry, anger and fear they’ll discover a new-found purpose and passion for following Jesus. See the difference it makes in the families they live in, the schools they attend and the community around them as they follow along and go all-in with Jesus.
LIVE Message Series: Gold Stars
Today’s teenagers are plagued with false images, idols and roles that give them the wrong impression of who they really are. In this series students will see the identity that Jesus is desperate to shape within them.
With LIVE Teaching Series, Gold Stars, you’ll give teenagers a lifelong method for dealing with their doubts.
LIVE Message Series: Do Over
As your teenagers wrestle with the tension between the sin in their own lives, and accepting grace from Jesus, they’ll be transformed. Watch as they accept grace for themselves and also realize that grace is for other people, too. When your students catch the vision of Jesus to rescue us from our common humanity, they’ll be forever changed to love and accept themselves and others for who they really are.
LIVE Message Series: Family Matters
Let’s face it, family is a complicated thing in today’s world. With blended families, divorce, sibling rivalry and much, much more, families have to work harder to be a unit that sticks together through thick and thin.

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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