Try using this passage of the house upon the rock in your teen Sunday school lesson. It deals with issues that are so relevant to teens today–making the right choices and dealing with difficult situations.
Sunday School Lesson for Teens: House Upon the Rock
Bible Reading: From your class bible have one of the students read the story of the wise man who built his house upon the rock. (Matthew 7:24-27)
Sunday School Lesson Discussion 1: Does anyone know what this story is really about? Can they see how it can be about making the wrong choices can lead to disaster? What kind of wrong choices can they think of that would lead them to make a mistake they would regret.
Sunday School Lesson Activity: Have each student write a situation that could have a difficult choice on a piece of paper and fold it up. Place all the folded pieces of paper in a container and then have each student choose a piece of paper.
Go around the class and individually have the students read out what the situation is, and tell the rest of the class what they think the right choice is. The class should then vote as to whether they think that’s the right choice or not.
If they vote in favor of a wrong choice, ask why they think that this is a right choice, talk about the consequences of the choice made, and steer them back to finding the right choice.
Sunday School Lesson Discussion 2: On a larger scale, what kind of choices are made that affect their lives? Government issues are what you are looking for here. How can they influence the decision makers – taking an active role in the community, voting in all elections, etc.
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