This is a 4 week downloadable message transcript series. Included in this file are 4 Microsoft word documents containing the full word-for-word message transcripts and student outlines.
The Bible is very clear that a house is only as good as its foundation. Help your students build a strong foundation of faith with this 4-week series designed to build an understanding of core truths about God. It covers basic, need-to-know information on heaven, the Bible, Jesus, and evil. More importantly, it challenges students to take these truths and apply them in practical ways to their lives today.
Week 1: Heaven
It's hard for us to picture heaven, so many of us let the idea just kind of exist as a concept without any real meaning in our lives. But what if we were to really understand what heaven is and will be? How would our lives be changed if we were to live as though we knew, without a doubt, that we were destined for an eternity of good things? Find out with this message (and be prepared for some interesting feedback).
Week 2: The Bible
Many students see the Bible as an outdated tome of "thou shalt not's". But the Bible is God's gift to us, His love letter to our souls, and a practical guide to getting through this adventure called life. Invite your students to delve into its mysteries and wisdom, to discover for themselves the hope and peace it brings. And use this message to help you do it.
Week 3: Jesus
Who was Jesus? How do we know He was who people say He was? What difference does some guy who lived on the other side of the world 2,000 years ago make in my life today? Was He a great teacher, a good man, or the living, breathing Son of God, who has been through everything you have been through and can help you through it as well? We know you know the answer, but do your students? This message will answer all these questions and more.
Week 4: Evil
Ah, the age-old problem of evil. If God would only get rid of it, everybody would be better off. Of course, God wants us to choose Him, so we have free will. And having choice means you can choose wrong. And wrong choices lead to painful consequences, for ourselves and others. Besides, when we really examine our hearts, we realize that we cherish certain small evils in our own lives. This message will help your students see the real problem with evil, both in the world and in themselves.