Purpose and Calling: Discovering God’s Plan – Bible Lesson for Teens Jeremiah 29:11

As teenagers, you’re at a crucial stage of life when questions about purpose and calling often arise. You may wonder, “What am I here for? What is my purpose in life? What does God want me to do?” Discovering your purpose and calling is essential for your faith journey and personal growth.

God has a unique plan for each one of you, and understanding your purpose can bring meaning, direction, and fulfillment to your life. It’s not about achieving worldly success or conforming to societal expectations, but about embracing the specific role God has for you in His Kingdom.

In this Sunday school lesson, we will explore the topic of purpose and calling, seeking God’s plan for our lives. Through relevant Bible passages, interactive discussions, and a fun youth group game, we will delve into this important topic and discover how it relates to your life. Let’s dive in!

I. Bible Reading: Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • This well-known verse reassures us that God has plans for each of us.
  • God’s plans are good, bringing prosperity, protection, hope, and a bright future.
  • Our purpose and calling are intricately woven into God’s plans for our lives.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does knowing that God has plans for you give you hope and assurance?
  2. Why is it important to trust in God’s plans, even when we may not fully understand them?
  3. How can you seek God’s plans for your life? What steps can you take to discern your purpose?

II. Bible Reading: Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • In this verse, the apostle Paul highlights that we are God’s masterpiece, intricately designed for a purpose.
  • We are created in Christ Jesus, redeemed and equipped to do good works.
  • God has already prepared these works in advance for us, and it is our calling to discover and fulfill them.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does it make you feel to know that you are God’s masterpiece, created for a purpose?
  2. In what ways can you use your unique talents, gifts, and passions to fulfill the good works God has prepared for you?
  3. What are some challenges or obstacles you may face in following God’s calling? How can you overcome them?

Youth Group Game: “Calling Charades”


  1. Write down various occupations, roles, or callings on small pieces of paper and place them in a bowl.
  2. Divide the youth into two teams.
  3. One person from each team takes turns picking a paper and silently acting out the calling or occupation written on it while their team members try to guess it.
  4. The team that guesses correctly earns a point.
  5. After the game, gather the group for a discussion on how each calling is significant and how they relate to God’s plan.

III. Bible Reading: Romans 12:2

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • Paul encourages believers to resist conformity to the world’s standards and instead be transformed by renewing their minds.
  • Through this transformation, we can discern and understand God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will.
  • Discovering our purpose and calling requires aligning our minds with God’s perspective and values.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it challenging to resist conformity to the world’s standards when it comes to finding our purpose?
  2. How can we renew our minds to better understand and align with God’s will?
  3. What are some practical steps you can take to live out your purpose and calling in a world that often pulls us in different directions?

Closing Prayer:

“Loving God, thank you for creating us with a purpose and calling. Help us to seek your plans for our lives and to trust in your goodness and guidance. Open our hearts and minds to discern your will and empower us to live out our purpose with passion and dedication. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Remember, discovering your purpose and calling is a lifelong journey. May this lesson inspire you to seek God’s plans for your life and walk boldly in the unique calling He has for you.

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