Villains of the Bible


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Sessions Included
With Great Power… – Pilate
Moving Beyond the Hate – Jonah and the Ninevites
Babylonian Idol – Nebuchadnezzar
The Villain Within – David
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Eli’s Sons
Matthew 27:11-26
Jonah 3:1-4:2, Matthew 5:43-47
Daniel 3:1-30
2 Samuel 11; Psalm 51
1 Samuel 2:12-36

Brief Description

With Great Power… – Pilate

Sometimes “villains” can be good people like us who fail to act in the face of injustice and need because we don’t see someone else’s problem as our problem. Pilate had the power to stop injustice being carried out but instead washed his hands of the matter and stood by as Jesus, an innocent man, was put to death. As followers of Jesus, we are called to act. Even teenagers can do great things for the sake of justice and compassion.

Moving Beyond Hate – Jonah and the Ninevites

Teenagers, like adults, often struggle to treat people they don’t like with love. Jonah was angry when God had mercy on the Ninevites because they didn’t “get what they deserve.” Perhaps one of the essential components to loving our enemies is learning to see them–and ourselves–through God’s eyes. When we realize that we have received so much grace and mercy from God and others, we may be compelled to act with compassion toward others–even our enemies

Babylonian Idol – Nebuchadnezzar

Identifying modern day idols can be difficult because our allegiance to them is often subtle and hidden. We are often unaware that someone or something has taken the rightful place of God in our lives. Such was the case with Nebuchadnezzar. His story illustrates that none of us is immune to the allure of idols or the quiet ways in which they capture our devotion.

The Villain Within – David

Teenagers often feel invinsible and therefore immune from certain temptations, but the stories of Scripture emphasize that we are all capable of more evil, sin, and failure than we imagine. Even great heroes, such as David, acted more like villains sometimes. However, even though these heroes sinned, their sins did not permanently disqualify them from service to God. God’s grace is “greater than all our sin.”

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Eli’s Sons

Sometimes we elevate trivial things to great importance and neglect what most deserves our respect. When we think of sins that grieve God, disrespect may not be the first one that comes to mind; however, God feels otherwise. Eli’s sons failed to live up to their responsibilities, and in their selfishness, they were disrespectful and contemptuous of the things of God.

by Chris Cash

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