Month 6: Serving Others

Week 1: The Example of Jesus

Lesson: Theme: Serving with a Christlike Attitude Scripture: Mark 10:45 Main Point: Jesus came to serve, not to be served.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Foot Washing Experience Instructions: Set up a foot washing station with warm water, towels, and fragrant oils. Invite the teenagers to participate in washing one another’s feet as an act of service and humility. Encourage them to reflect on Jesus’ example of serving others and the importance of having a servant’s heart.

Summary: In this lesson, we explored the example of Jesus as the ultimate servant leader. Through the foot washing experience, the teenagers experienced firsthand the humility and selflessness required in serving others. They were challenged to imitate Jesus’ attitude of servanthood in their daily lives.

Scripture Memorization: Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Servant Heart Cookies Decorate heart-shaped cookies with icing and edible markers, emphasizing the idea of serving others with a loving and humble heart.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

Week 2: The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Lesson: Theme: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 Main Point: We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Acts of Kindness Challenge Instructions: Provide a list of acts of kindness for the teenagers to choose from, such as writing encouraging notes, helping someone in need, or volunteering at a local charity. Encourage them to complete at least one act of kindness during the week and share their experiences in the next class.

Summary: In this lesson, we focused on the parable of the Good Samaritan and the commandment to love our neighbors. Through the acts of kindness challenge, the teenagers were challenged to put their faith into action by showing love and compassion to those around them. They were reminded of the importance of practical acts of kindness as a reflection of Christ’s love.

Scripture Memorization: Luke 10:27 – “He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Neighborly Snack Mix Create a mix of various snacks and invite the teenagers to enjoy the mix as they discuss ways they can practically love and serve their neighbors.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

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