Thinking About the Future


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Sessions Included
Big Dreams Come with Big Responsibilities
When Dreams Take a Really, Really Long Time
Worrying About the Future
Thinking About Our Future with God
Genesis 37:1-28; 40:1-23; 41:1-32; 41:33-55; 42:1-23; 45:1-15
Genesis 12:1-8; 13:14-18; 15:1-6; 16; 1-6, 15-16; 17:1-8, 15-22; 21:1-7
Matthew 20:20-28; Mark 10:35-45
Mark 2:1-12
Genesis 6:9-7:5; Matthew 16:13-20

Brief Description

Big Dreams Come with Big Responsibilities

Youth rarely plan for the future. Indeed most youth can’t see past the next three days. This doesn’t mean they don’t have big dreams or that expectations for their futures are not high; it just means that the implications of that future often elude them. This session invites youth to think through their dreams, understand the responsibilities that come with those dreams, and examine their dreams in the context of their relationship with God.

When Dreams Take a Really, Really Long Time

This session invites youth to examine their own capacity for patience. In a culture that is in such a hurry; it’s easy to understand why patience isn’t always emphasized. Patience requires time and practice. It is a trait that matures slowly; it does not come naturally. Practicing patience still remains important because it’s part of the spirit God calls us to cultivate in our lives.

Worrying About the Future

Whether you are young or old, there is a future to worry about. Thinking about and making choices about the future can cause great anxiety and stress for today’s youth. Reading Bible stories about people who experienced similar anxieties offers us opportunities to learn about dealing with such concerns in our lives. This session examines the anxiety we feel toward the unknowns of the future and Jesus’ advice for dealing with such feelings.

Thinking About Our Future with God

Youth are faced with decisions that affect their future every day. We have the freedom to choose the direction of our lives each day—to do the right thing or wrong thing, to follow God or not. Throughout the Bible we read stories about people who made choices that changed their lives and the lives of those around them. Our choices carry that same power. Our present decisions do impact the future.

by Cody Davidson

What Is a QuickPak?

Youth QuickPaks offer busy youth leaders a terrific approach to leading Bible study. The sessions are unique in their strong use of media-connections for teaching. Sessions point teachers to songs, movie clips, TV shows, or other media that help grab the attention of students and get your discussion rolling.

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