Hunger in My World

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Age Group

Younger Youth

Brief Description

Intersection for Younger Youth is a complete resource for teaching younger youth. This guide includes teaching procedures and reproducible resource pages. Intersection combines active, creative learning approaches with quality Bible study.

“Hunger in My World”

Let your Bible fall open to almost any page, and chances are it will say something about hunger and poverty. The Gospel calls us to care about hunger, but sometimes we can be too overwhelmed to respond. This unit helps youth take a steady look at the problem of hunger and choose a beginning response.

Session One looks at hunger from a biblical angle. We will try to discover what God had in mind when the world was created, and what the law of God requires of us as God’s people.

Session Two looks specifically at the fiery message of Amos and the poignant “Final Judgment” story of Jesus. We will try to find what the Bible calls for us in our own behavior,

Session Three helps youth understand that Jesus seems to be calling for closer contact with people in crisis. It seems that giving cans of food to the food pantry and last year’s coat to the thrift store, or collecting money we saved from giving up soft drinks to send to hunger relief is not enough. Jesus seems to expect us to come face-to-face with poor people. He want us to think of them as our neighbors, not just people around the world or across town.

Session Four examines how our lives affect other people with or without our conscious knowledge. This session also explores the distribution of resources in our cities and our world. In addition, youth will study how some first-century congregations responded to scarcity, and consider how to apply this knowledge to our own lives.

Session Five explores how to take action against hunger. We will discover together that there are, indeed, things that young people–or anyone–can do, especially if we are responding as followers of Christ. We will look again at the Scriptures to see what God requires of us, and we will learn to take the first significant steps in learning to care without being overcome by guild or fear.

by Katie Cook

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