It's back to school time! Say goodbye to long summer days, trips to the beach and dips in the pool. For preteens, back to school means dealing with issues like: peer pressure, respecting authority, taming the tongue, forgiveness and reaching out to classmates. They could also use some advice from older students who have struggle with similar issues.
The Back 2 School series equips preteens to deal with all those issues! And the last lesson involves high school students sharing personal experiences of dealing with similar issues.
Week 1: Peer Pressure
Bible: Daniel 3
Bottom Line: When you face peer pressure, take a stand for what you know is right.
Week 2: Power of Our Words (taming the tongue)
Bible: James 3:7–11, 1:19–20; Luke 16:10; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:17
Bottom Line: Use your words to build up others, not tear them down.
Week 3: Respect for Authority
Bible: Romans 13:1–5; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:13–15; Titus 3:1
Bottom Line: When you show respect to those in authority, you are showing respect to God.
Week 4: Forgiveness
Bible: Matthew 18:21–35; Colossians 3:13
Bottom Line: Forgive others the way God has forgiven us.
Week 5: Being a Light at School
Bible: John 8:12; Romans 3:23; Colossians 3:13–14; Matthew 5:14–16
Bottom Line: Let your light shine.
Week 6: Words of Wisdom (Interview high school students)
Bible: Proverbs 19:20, 12:15, 13:10