Growing in Faith Teenage Bible Lesson: Father’s Day Bible Verses for Teens Proverbs 3:11-12

Today, we’re diving into a special topic that hits close to home for many of us—Father’s Day. Now, you might wonder why Father’s Day and faith go hand in hand for teenagers. Well, the answer is simple: our relationships with our earthly fathers can teach us profound lessons about our Heavenly Father. In this lesson, we’ll explore some inspiring Bible verses related to fathers and how they can help us grow in our faith.

Remember, not everyone has a perfect relationship with their earthly father, and that’s okay. We all have the perfect Heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally, and that’s what truly matters.

Bible Reading 1: Proverbs 3:11-12

Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV):

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • These verses remind us that discipline is a sign of love.
  • Just like a father corrects his child for their well-being, God corrects us because He loves us.
  • God’s correction helps us grow in our faith and character.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you feel when someone corrects you? Do you view it as an act of love?
  2. Can you think of a time when you realized that God’s correction was for your benefit?

Youth Group Game: “Father’s Love Scavenger Hunt”

  • Prepare a list of Bible verses related to God’s love and fatherhood.
  • Split the teens into teams.
  • Provide each team with a list of verses and a Bible.
  • Challenge them to find and read the verses, discussing their relevance to our relationship with God.
  • The first team to find all the verses and explain their significance wins a small prize.

Bible Reading 2: Psalm 103:13-14

Psalm 103:13-14 (NIV):

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • These verses highlight God’s compassion and understanding towards us.
  • Just as a loving father cares for his children, God cares for those who reverence Him.
  • God knows our weaknesses and limitations and is always ready to show us compassion.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does knowing that God is compassionate and understanding impact your relationship with Him?
  2. How can you demonstrate reverence for God in your daily life?

Bible Reading 3: Ephesians 6:1-3

Ephesians 6:1-3 (NIV):

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • These verses teach us about honoring our parents, which includes our fathers.
  • Honoring our earthly parents reflects our honor for God.
  • By obeying and showing respect to our parents, we align with God’s plan for our lives.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some practical ways you can honor your parents, especially your father?
  2. How does honoring your parents impact your relationship with God?

Youth Group Discussion: “Father Figures”

  • Share stories or experiences where someone other than your biological father acted as a father figure in your life.
  • Discuss the qualities that make a good father figure.
  • Explore how these qualities can be seen in our Heavenly Father’s relationship with us.

Closing Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for being the perfect Father in our lives. Help us to understand the lessons we can learn from our earthly fathers, whether they were present or absent, and guide us in our journey of faith. May we grow in reverence and love for You, knowing that Your compassion and discipline shape us into the people You want us to be.

In Jesus’ name, we pray.


As we celebrate Father’s Day, let’s remember the love and wisdom our earthly fathers provide, but let’s also keep our eyes on the ultimate Father who loves us unconditionally and desires a deeper relationship with us. Happy Father’s Day, everyone!

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