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Growing Faith in Green: World Environment Day Scriptures Youth Group Lesson for Teens Genesis 2:15


Today, we’re diving into a topic that might surprise you – World Environment Day. You might be wondering, “What does the environment have to do with my faith journey?” Well, buckle up, because we’re about to discover the incredible connection between taking care of our planet and growing in our faith.

Why Teens? Why Now?

In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in our own lives, school, and social media. But here’s the deal: God has given us this amazing planet, and He wants us to take care of it. As teenagers, you have the power to make a real impact. Plus, as believers, we’re called to be stewards of God’s creation. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and see what the Bible has to say about our role in the environment.

Bible Reading: Genesis 2:15 (NIV)

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you feel knowing that God has given us the responsibility to take care of the Earth?
  2. What are some practical ways we can fulfill our role as stewards of God’s creation in our daily lives?

Bible Reading: Psalm 24:1-2 (NIV)

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does understanding that the Earth belongs to God change your perspective on environmental responsibility?
  2. In what ways can we actively acknowledge God’s ownership of the Earth in our daily lives?

Youth Group Game: “Eco-Challenge”

Divide into teams and compete in eco-friendly challenges. From recycling races to creating sustainable art, let your creativity flow. Discuss the game’s lessons afterward.

Bible Reading: Revelation 11:18 (NIV)

“The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does this passage shape our understanding of environmental stewardship in light of God’s judgment?
  2. What motivates you to actively contribute to the well-being of the Earth based on this scripture?

Closing Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for entrusting us with the incredible responsibility of caring for your creation. Help us, as teenagers, to see the connection between our faith and our role as stewards of the Earth. May we be motivated by love for you and a desire to honor your ownership of this planet. Guide us in practical actions that reflect your heart for creation. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Remember, as you go out this week, take a moment to appreciate the beauty around you and consider how you can actively contribute to the well-being of God’s creation. Stay blessed, awesome teens!

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