Big Truth:

God's People are Not Silent

Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Psalm 40:9, 78:4, 105:1, 145:4-7; Ezra 7:10; Acts 4:19-20; 2 Cor 5:18-20

Bible Verse:

“And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent” -Acts 18:9

that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” -Psalm 30:12

Acts 18:9, Psalm 30:12

Big Ideas:

  • God’s people talk and sing about His goodness and greatness.
  • God’s people share the news that He is Savior.
  • God’s people teach His Word.

Bible Passage:

Nehemiah 8-9


FOCUS: Living In Community

SERIES: God’s People are the Church

This series seeks to help students understand what it means to be God’s people by looking at several characteristics of the people of God. Each one is traced from Israel in the Old Testament, through the church in the New Testament, and to the church today because we are God’s people united through Christ. This series will help remind students of what God has always done for His people and lead them to see realities that are true of them as part of the church.

Learn more about how to teach this series!

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Every student should know:

  • God has always been making and keeping a people for Himself
  • In this age, the church is God’s people
  • Being a part of God’s people should inform every aspect of our lives

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Every student should strive to:

  • Study the connections between God’s people in the Old Testament and the church in the New Testament
  • Memorize the Bible verse each week
  • Invite others into God’s people, the church

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Every student should feel:

  • Love for God and the people of God 
  • Accountable to God and to the church to pursue holiness
  • Responsible to use their influence to make much of God alone

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Every student should desire to:

  • Be marked by their faith
  • Talk about God every day, in every setting and circle of influence
  • Live as a faithful member of their local church