We often discover and learn so much from our students and because of that, we write posts about what we are learning about this crucial age and post it here for you all!
In the middle school ministry of First Baptist Woodstock, we believe the gospel and the Word of God are the answer to a sexualized culture.
Last time, we discussed what can lead us to have a false sense of maturity about our middle schooler. Now, we’ll examine 3 dangers of this and 4 keys to avoiding it.
a major pitfall we can wander into is a false sense of maturity. This happens when adults or adolescents perceive something that sets them apart from their peers and label it “more mature,” and then allow this to lead to a subconscious, wholesale belief in that teenager’s overall maturity. Often without realizing, they assume a perspective that being one, or even five, steps ahead of their peers in one area automatically makes them far ahead in every area.
remember that even when your parents don’t understand you and you don’t understand them, Jesus understands you both, and he’s been there before, too!
He can be there for you in the midst of it, and the Bible is full of people who felt strong emotions but turned to God for peace. We’ll look at many, but today just “feel” good knowing that you have a Savior who loves you no matter when you’re feeling today.
As you grow and change in how you think about life, remember Jesus went through that, too.
That means that as you go through the good times and frustrating times with your physical changes, you can know that Jesus has been there and he’s there to help you.
One of God’s greatest gifts is friends.
“Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?” – Jesus, Luke 2:49 I can think of no more comforting words for you, a middle school kid, than Luke 2:42, “[Jesus] was 12 years old.” Have you ever thought about that? Usually we see Jesus depicted on Sunday School posters as this glowing, […]
“‘Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house’…and He increased in… favor with God.” – Luke 2:49, 52 Everything about the life of a middle schooler is changing, inside and out. Their bodies are morphing in odd ways, their emotions are going crazy, their perceptions of the world are expanding, and […]