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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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Believe-It-or-Not Bible Studies for Youth Ministry
$16.99
Your teenagers may think they've already heard all the Bible has to offer...but they're in for a fun surprise! Believe-It-or-Not Bible Studies highlights 13 wild—but true—Bible stories that pack powerful points.
 
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Top 13 Questions About God: Intense Discussions for Youth Ministry
$21.99
Hard Questions. Solid Answers. Rock-Solid Faith. Jesus didn't duck challenging questions. He didn't have to. And neither do your students.Help students build a faith that can handle the tough questions.
 
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Hope Lives: A Journey of Restoration
Was: $14.99
Now: $3.00
By Amber Van Schooneveld
Compassion changes everything: how you view the world...yourself...even Jesus. Produced in partnership with Compassion International, this five-week exploration of compassion touches both the head and heart--And helps participants discover (and share) God's heart for the poor. The book contains 25 daily readings, divided into five one-week segments. Each of the 25 daily readings includes Scriptural support for the author's arguments, a page for journaling responses to challenging questions about the day's reading, and a prayer asking God for guidance through the issue at hand.
 
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Through the Bible in 12 Weeks
This highly experiential study uses narration, conversation, and art to relate a powerful overview of God's big story--as revealed in the Bible! Teenagers will explore how this dynamic assortment of ancient books is interlinked, purposeful, and part of an ongoing adventure. They'll gain a better understanding of God's dealings with people throughout the history of the world--from Creation to the present, and into the future. To help them grasp the "big picture," teens will design a mural and add to it each week, developing a panoramic view of God's story. They'll see how they're part of His story, how their roots go back to Creation, and that their future can be in the New Creation. Great for young adult small groups!
 
Active Bible Studies (download)
$26.99
Do you ever get tired of that comatose-like state your junior highers slip into as soon as you start your lesson time? We thought so, which is why we created these Active Bible Studies. Each Bible study lesson is based on a teachable passage, features clear lesson plans, fun activities that tie in to each lesson, discussion questions and more. It is truly a turnkey resource for when you need to include a Bible study for small groups, camp, meetings, retreats, or whatever else you program demands. And each Bible study lesson is specifically designed to help junior highers apply God’s word to everyday life. Download this Bible study for teens, and make an impact on your junior high youth ministry.
 
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Guy Talk Girl Talk 2
Was: $29.99
Now: $6.00
Since your ministry will never run out of guys and girls, we’re helping you out with more small group curriculum designed to tackle issues relevant to each gender--from each gender's point of view.

In Guy Talk Girl Talk 2: The Cure For Cooties, you’'ll get ten weeks of ready-to-use--yet fully customizable--lessons, handouts, promotional materials and more. And while the material is written twice for separate guys and girls groups, the topics are the same for each lesson (like, you'll both study “Temptation” at the same time), just one is geared for guys and the other is geared for girls. This not only saves you tons of time in prep, but it also gives you lots of opportunity for discussion in a mixed group later.
 
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Pure Praise for Youth
$6.49 - $9.99
During this six-week Bible study, youth will be challenged to "go extreme" in their worship of God. But it's not their body they'll push to the max. Instead, they'll stretch their soul. If they accept this challenge, they'll condition their heart and mind in ways they might never have thought possible. As a result, they'll have the privilege of knowing the God of the Universe and worshipping him more intimately and powerfully than they ever imagined!
 
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Grapple Jr High: Finding God's Best
Was: $29.99
Now: $6.00
Good. Better. Best. As followers of Christ, we have the opportunity to experience all of those things. We hear the good news of Jesus, our lives are better because of God's salvation, and God's plan for us is the best discovery we could ever make.
 
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Wonderfully Made: Becoming Who You Are in Christ: 6 Bible Study Sessions for Personal or Small-Group Study
$9.99
Women of every age and girls have a hard time finding and believing their value. From girlhood to womanhood, we are on a quest to have these questions answered with a resounding "yes!" The desire to be found worthy, loved, beautiful, and valuable is an insatiable search for significance; a hunger in our souls that fuels every dream, decision, and relationship.

Wonderfully Made: Becoming Who You Are in Christ is a small group Bible study that guides girls and women of all ages on a journey to discover their true identity and worth as beloved daughters of God.
 
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Guy Talk Girl Talk 2 (download)
$26.99
Since your ministry will never run out of guys and girls, we'’re helping you out with more small group curriculum designed to tackle issues relevant to each gender—--from each gender’'s point of view.

In Guy Talk Girl Talk 2: The Cure For Cooties, you'’ll get ten weeks of ready-to-use—--yet fully customizable--—lessons, handouts, promotional materials and more. And while the material is written twice for separate guys and girls groups, the topics are the same for each lesson (like, you’'ll both study “"Temptation"” at the same time), just one is geared for guys and the other is geared for girls. This not only saves you tons of time in prep, but it also gives you lots of opportunity for discussion in a mixed group later.
 
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The Word
Was: $29.99
Now: $12.00
By Johnny Scott with Jacqueline Pierre

Ever heard a teenager complain that the Bible is boring, irrelevant, or outdated? Looking for a tool to engage students in building a lifelong habit of reading, studying, and following God's Word?

Help teenagers explore the life-giving richness of God's Word with this DVD-based curriculum from Johnny Scott, Christ In Youth's junior high program director, and teenage author and speaker Jacqueline Pierre.

Each session features a teaching segment filmed on location overseas, helping your students visually experience the history and richness of God's Word.
 
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The Rabbi
Was: $29.99
Now: $4.50
By Johnny Scott

Imagine sitting on a hillside in ancient Palestine as Jesus taught you and thousands of other people. But instead of hearing the predictable words that other religious leaders spoke, you were startled, shocked, amazed to hear this rabbi declaring bold truths with authority.

Veteran youth worker Johnny Scott wants your teenagers to encounter these same bold truths from this same authority, to discover how Jesus challenged his followers with new insights on who God is, what God's kingdom is all about, and how we can interact with God.
 
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The Basics
Was: $29.99
Now: $6.00
By Joshua Griffin

The best coaches, the most effective teachers, and the strongest leaders all know this truth: If you want to build something that endures, you have to start with the basics.

That idea applies to our spiritual journey, too. The Basics will help students explore, discuss, and apply some of the core truths of the Christian faith. The truths in this series aren't called "basic" because they're childish or simplistic; they're "basic" because they're foundational and essential to leading a life that honors God.

Each week, your teenagers will explore key Scriptures that relate to these topics, discuss the significance of each biblical truth, and consider how it relates to their lives today.
 
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See-Through Life DVD Curriculum
Was: $29.99
Now: $23.99
This youth group curriculum is the perfect resource to encourage and empower your teens!
 
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Upside Down
Was: $29.99
Now: $6.00
By Chad Monahan and Kurt Johnston

Stories can entertain and amuse. Stories can enlighten and inform. But in the hands of Jesus, stories can turn lives upside down.

That’s what junior highers will discover as youth workers lead them through Upside Down. This video-based, conversation-driven series can be a powerful tool for turning students'’ worlds upside down--—and for helping them see that upside down is way better than right-side up.

Jesus’ parables were earthly stories with a heavenly meaning, and one reason they remain so powerful today is because of how Jesus surprised his audience--—and surprises us. We think we know the story'’s point and how things will resolve--—but then Jesus flips things upside down. It isn'’t what we expected.

 
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Tempting Stuff
Was: $34.99
Now: $27.99
Looking for relatable lessons for youth ministry? Look no further than Tempting Stuff.

Temptation is something everyone experiences—even Jesus was tempted! And one of Satan's most devious tricks is to use temptation not just to get students to sin, but to separate themselves from the body of Christ because of guilt and shame.
 
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Plugged In DVD Small Group Curriculum
$34.99
As Christians, we're designed to be connected to God at all times--to be "plugged in" to the source. In this five-week, DVD-based Small Group curriculum, Doug Fields takes on the challenge of getting students interested and excited about staying connected to God. Every student is going to blaze an incredible path in their life, and this series will show them how they can be "plugged in" every step of the way--and the amazing difference it will make.
 
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The Way I'm Wired Starter Pack
Was: $54.97
Now: $44.99
Save big with The Way I'm Wired Starter Pack!

Pack includes:
  • The Way I'm Wired DVD Curriculum
  • The Way I'm Wired Student Devotional
  • How Your Teenager is Wired
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    Check It Out (download)
    $13.99
    By Kurt Johnston

    The foundation of any vibrant youth ministry--and a faith that makes a difference--has to be the Bible. This downloadable mini-series is designed to give your students a quick, but solid, look at what the Bible is and why it's important to believers. This "sprint through the Bible" is a great way to get students excited about scripture, answer some common questions, and to start breaking down barriers to deeper understanding.
     
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    Jr. High Teaching Outlines Vol. 1 (download)
    $19.99
    By Kurt Johnston

    52 SERMON OUTLINES WITH POWERPOINT TO HELP PLAN YOUR MESSAGES

    Jr. High is always a tough crowd, and we know it firsthand. That's why we've taken some of our most successful teaching outlines for middle school students and jammed them together into handy, dandy bundles. These outlines are designed to give you direction--just pick them up and build your talk around them.
     
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    Jr. High Teaching Outlines, Vol. 2 (download)
    $19.99
    By Kurt Johnston

    52 SERMON OUTLINES WITH POWERPOINT TO HELP PLAN YOUR MESSAGES

    Didn't get enough the first time? Well, you're in luck. We've taken more successful teaching outlines for middle school students and bundled them up like a little teaching baby. These outlines are designed to give you direction--just pick them up and build your talk around them.

    Teaching Outlines Volume 2 contains 52 series- oriented lessons created just for junior high students. Each outline comes with a teaching sheet as well as a reproducible student sheet. Add a personal illustration or two, and you're ready to go! They also include PowerPoint presentations for each outline to supercharge the whole thing.
     
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    Exposed! (download)
    $20.99
    By Kurt Johnston

    Any topic can be awkward to talk about if you don't have a good game plan. And fewer topics bring that discomfort into sharper focus than sex. The big S. "The talk." There are very few issues more daunting-especially if you're 12 and have just discovered your hormones.

    Never one to shy away from a challenge, we decided to tackle this one head on. Kurt Johnston and the SJH crew have put together the Exposed! Super-Series to help you address the myriad of questions surrounding human reproductive urges.
     
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    Hmmm? (download)
    $20.99
    By Kurt Johnston

    Today's young teens are forced to grow up faster than ever. So it's important to help them through tough issues with God's truth in their heart.

    There are lots of issues your students are coming face to face with, and we've picked three of the biggies for our focus in this series:

    • homosexuality
    • divorce
    • and evolution

    • Even if they don't experience them personally, their friends and fellow students will. Knowing what the Bible has to say about these topics and learning how to respond in love can make a world of difference.
     
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    Old Timers (download)
    $20.99
    Do your students think the Old Testament is old and dusty? Well, crack it open and take a new look at three incredible people and their relationship with God with this Jr. High Super-Series. After this, they’ll see King Saul, Shadrach and Esther in a different light. And since everything you need to promote and teach these lessons is included, the Old Timers super-series is a great way to reshape your students’ opinions about the relevance of the Bible while saving you lots of prep time.

    Simplify your planning and teaching with three weeks of solid lessons on some amazing people that were used by God with surprising results.
     
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    Flipped (download)
    $20.99
    Jesus had this incredible way of taking something that everyone seemed to accept as "normal" or "right" and flipping it on its head. Power doesn't matter, Jesus said; if you have any influence, use it to help others. Your possessions don't matter, Jesus said; become obsessed with storing riches in heaven instead. Don't focus on your outwardly religious behavior, Jesus said; focus on your relationship with God.
     
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    Underground (download)
    $20.99
    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.
     
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    Snapshots (download)
    $27.99
    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.
     
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    Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience
    $129.99
    12-session discipleship program that moves people toward a deeper friendship with God.
     
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    Friends of God: The Discipleship Diary
    $9.99
    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.
     
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    Friends of God: The Discipleship Experience Leader Guide
    $24.99
    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!
     
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    Friends of God Promo and Session Graphics CD
    $12.99
    Prepare to make disciples!

    You’ll love these items to make your job promoting and leading Friends of God easier!
     
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    Friends of God Essential Value Pack
    $11.59
    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
     
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    Heart of Jesus Sticky Notes
    $11.99
    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.
     
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    Friends of God Go-and-Glow Lights
    $3.99
    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!
     
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    Friends of God Glow Pen
    $19.99
    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.
     
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    Friends of God Session DVDs
    $26.99
    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.
     
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    Unheard Of: One Man's Journey to the Middle of a Miracle (DVD)
    $19.99
    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.
     
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    Scarred (download)
    $30.00
    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.
     
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    Jr. High Fruit of the Spirit (download)
    $23.99
    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.
     
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    Scary, Gross & Weird Stories from the Bible (download)
    $14.99
    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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    LIVE Message Series: Friends Forever
    $34.99
    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.”
     
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    LIVE Message Series: The Church
    $34.99
    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.
     
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    LIVE Message Series: Do Over
    $34.99
    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.
     
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    LIVE Message Series: Family Matters
    $34.99
    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.
     
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    LIVE Message Series: Choose Wisely
    $34.99
    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.
     
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    LIVE Message Series: Gold Stars
    $34.99
    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.
     
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    LIVE Message Series: Dive
    $34.99
    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.
     
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    LIVE Message Series: Prove It
    $34.99
    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.
     
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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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