Love Lessons | Bible Study
Help your youth grow in their understanding and capacity to love across multiple realms of their lives, including friends, family, dating, sex and God. Love Lessons includes five sessions of resources for leading youth in this study. View details on the session themes below:
Week One — Love: Friends (Proverbs 17:9, Colossians 3:13,John 15:13)
God has created us to be relational. We were created to be in relation with God, and God created two humans so they would not be alone. Our relationships define us. As friendships become more important in teenagers lives, they start to understand who they are in relation to others. We will focus on who God wants us to be as friends, and what we are looking for in friendship.
Week Two — Love: Family (Philippians 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 13:4-13)
Family means forgiveness, family means unconditional love, and family means sup- port even when that support is inconvenient. Sometimes this family looks like a blood relative for our students, and sometimes it doesn’t. Regardless of how our student’s definitions of family differ, it is important to help students understand that good relationships with our family don’t come through really great Christmas presents and getting us the kind of pizza bites we like at the grocery store; it’s about reciprocating the love and constant support that God freely gives to us.
Week Three — Love: Dating (Genesis 2:18, 1st Corinthians 15:33)
We were created for relationships. It was not long before God created Eve, so that Adam would have a companion. Dating is sometimes about searching for the right one, and sometimes it’s about finding out what makes someone the wrong one for us.
Week Four — Sex (Galatians 3:26-29, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, Romans 6:11-13)
Teenagers are thinking about sex more, and having sex more than any generation before them. They are constantly “taught” about sex by the media and their peers.
The church cannot afford to be silent on the subject. We must reclaim this beautiful gift that God created for us, and teach youth about how God wants us to celebrate the fact that we are created as sexual beings in the appropriate ways.
Week Five — Love: God (John 10:10, Acts 2:1-13)
God created us to take care of the Earth and worship God. While for many on the outside, it may seem contradictory, living a life dedicated to God is a full and rich life. We can only fully be who we were created to be, in connection to our creator. While we must be in connection with God, that connection looks different for everyone – just like every other relationship we’ve been talking about over the past five weeks.
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Love Lessons is written by Ali Chappell & Andrew Noe
Ali Chappell is a second year seminary student at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and loves Texas, but loves North Carolina much more. Ali is currently on staff as Minister to Youth at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, TX. She loves cheering on the Baylor Bears, Boston Red Sox, and Carolina Panthers while eating Mexican food and drinking Diet Coke.
Andrew Noe is the Student Minister at Rosemont Baptist Church
in Lexington, KY, and the moderator of this blog. He enjoys superheroes, and trying to be funny. He is married to the wonderful and amazing Hannah Noe, and has a beautiful daughter named Gwendolyn. They also have a super intelligent dog named Daphne, and a water-obsessed cat named Ellie.