Physical Change

Tomorrow in Jr. High OTTAGETTU we will begin a three-lesson series on the changes junior high students’ experience. In this first lesson, we tackled the potentially most awkward of the topics-physical changes.

Using Psalm 139:13-16, we will talk about how God values our students as people with purpose. As our teenagers go through this intense process of puberty & physical change, God deeply loves the person in the mirror-whether they like it or not. God’s love remains constant no matter what changes are taking places on the inside or outside of their bodies. God’s love is individual, intentional, & intimate.
The passage from Psalm 139 shows us that God put us together with a very intentional purpose. God designed every part of our physical being. God loves us as we are because we are exactly what he wants us to be. God saw us from the very beginning & has loved us since that moment. He knows every part of us & created a plan for us.
I’d encourage you to talk with your teenager about this week’s lesson. Here are some questions you might want to incorporate:
  • How do you feel knowing that God-creator of the universe-created you?
  • What are some of the physical changes that might take place during your junior high “season” of life? Are there any changes you’re really looking forward to-and any that you’re really dreading?
  • Why is it important for you & your friends to have grace for one another knowing that you are all going through some sort of physical change? What might happen if you aren’t graceful?
If I can help you & your teenager as we walk through this series, please contact me!

About Gene Reineman

Gene has been on staff @ CFCOG since 2006. He & his wife, Joey, have two children, Josette & Gabriel. Gene enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, & UNC Basketball. He also enjoys running, swimming, & playing golf. Gene’s approach to ministry, is in part, drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” – NLT

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