Men of the Bible: Embracing Godly Masculinity Youth Group Lesson 1 Samuel 13:14

Hey, awesome teens! Welcome to today’s Sunday school lesson! Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s both relevant and crucial for you as young men seeking to grow in your faith: “Men of the Bible: Embracing Godly Masculinity.” In a world filled with various ideas about manhood, we want to explore what God’s Word says about being a godly man

As you journey through your teenage years, you face countless challenges and temptations. But remember, you’re not alone—God has provided great examples of godly men in the Bible. By learning from their lives, we can gain insight and inspiration on how to embrace godly masculinity in our own lives.

Bible Reading 1: David – A Heart After God (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22)

1 Samuel 13:14 (NIV):
“But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people because you have not kept the LORD’s command.”

Acts 13:22 (NIV):
“After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

David’s life teaches us about embracing godly masculinity by having a heart after God. Despite his flaws, David was a man who sought to please God above all else. He was a warrior, a poet, and a leader, but his greatest quality was his devotion to God. God desires us to be men who seek His heart, even when we make mistakes.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What characteristics do you see in David that reflect godly masculinity?
  2. Why is it essential to have a heart after God in embracing godly masculinity?

Bible Reading 2: Joseph – Integrity and Purity (Genesis 39:6-12)

Genesis 39:6-7 (NIV):
“So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while, his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

Joseph’s story teaches us about godly masculinity by exemplifying integrity and purity. In the face of temptation, Joseph remained faithful to God and rejected the advances of Potiphar’s wife. His commitment to purity and righteousness is an inspiring example for us today.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What challenges do you face in maintaining integrity and purity in today’s world?
  2. How can Joseph’s story guide us in dealing with similar situations in our lives?

Youth Group Game: “Faithful Feats”

In this game, teens will participate in a series of challenges that require them to exhibit godly qualities such as honesty, kindness, and humility. Each challenge will be related to the biblical examples discussed in the lesson. Teams can earn points for their display of godly masculinity in each task.

Bible Reading 3: Jesus – The Perfect Example (Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45)

Matthew 20:28 (NIV):
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45 (NIV):
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

Jesus, the ultimate example of godly masculinity, came not to be served but to serve others sacrificially. His humility, love, and compassion show us the essence of being a godly man. As we follow Jesus’ example, we learn that true strength lies in selfless service to others.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How can we apply Jesus’ selflessness and service in our daily lives?
  2. In what ways can we lead by serving others in our families, schools, and communities?

Closing Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for this time of learning and reflection on embracing godly masculinity. Help us, as young men, to follow the examples of David, Joseph, and Jesus, seeking after Your heart, living with integrity and purity, and serving others selflessly. Guide us in our journey of faith and empower us to be men who reflect Your character in all we do. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Remember, you are called to be bold, courageous, and faithful followers of Christ. Embrace the godly masculinity that comes from walking closely with the Lord and seeking to be more like Him in every aspect of your life. Go out and be shining examples of God’s love and grace to those around you!

Leave a Comment