Tomorrow night @ Jr. High OTTAGETTU, Joey Reineman will wrap up the series examining the big changes teenagers experience during the junior high years. In this final lesson, Joey will talk about spiritual changes, using Ephesians 4:14-15.
As followers of Jesus, our faith needs to go through transition & change so we can experience everything God has for us. When you were a baby, you only drank milk. Can you imagine only drinking milk as an adult? You would miss out on so many delicious & nutritious things the food world has to offer. It’s similar with our faith – the faith we have as “babies” is nothing compared to what we can experience if we choose to know God on a deeper level.
As spiritual change begins to take place, it is important for teenagers to remember that it can be a little scary & maybe even confusing @ times. There are some things they have been taught to believe – & now they feel the desire to question why they believe it. That can be a confusing thing. But learning to ask questions & continuing to move forward in faith is a healthy part of spiritual growth & it will ultimately help young people know God on a deeper, more personal level.
I’d encourage you to find a few minutes to talk with your teenager this week about our lesson. You might consider asking some of these questions to fuel the dialogue:
Why do you think many people feel scared to ask questions or express doubts about their faith in Jesus?
The Bible clearly tells us that God’s love for us never changes, so how do you think God feels when you have questions or doubts?
What do you think it means to have genuine faith? What does that look like?
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