Sundays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Sunday, May 5, 2019


Sunday, May 5, 2019


Dear parents,

We’re launching a new series titled, “The Kingdom of God Is Like...,” and each week, students are examining a passage of Scripture from Matthew 13 that will help them understand Jesus’ teaching about the kingdom of God.

In this first lesson, we’re studying Matthew 13:1-23, where Jesus describes several different kinds of soil: one that yields growth and three that don’t. We spent most of our time discussing what prevents spiritual growth and what creates an environment where it is nurtured. We will then shift the focus to our lives, asking tough questions about what type of soil we most resemble currently. Jesus’ desire is for all of us to find growth in him, so we will finish our time discussing how we could resemble the soil that produces growth.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

• How do people grow spiritually? What can prevent or hinder spiritual growth?
• What type of soil from Matthew 13 do you most closely resemble right now, and why?

• How are physical growth and spiritual growth similar? How are they different?
• Who in your life could you start loving with Jesus’ love, so that your faith multiplies?

Have a great week!


Youth, Church