Sunday School Lesson for Teens: Evangelism and Sharing Faith – Spreading the Gospel Matthew 28:18-20

Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s not only important for your personal growth but also vital for the expansion of God’s Kingdom: Evangelism and Sharing Faith. As young believers, you have a unique opportunity to impact your peers and be a light in your communities. Let’s explore how we can spread the Gospel effectively, making a lasting difference in the lives of others.

I. Bible Reading: Matthew 28:18-20 (The Great Commission) “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • Jesus gave the Great Commission to His disciples, instructing them to go and make disciples of all nations.
  • The authority and power to spread the Gospel comes from Jesus Himself.
  • We are called to share the message of salvation, baptize new believers, and teach them to follow Jesus’ commands.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What does the Great Commission mean to you personally?
  2. Why do you think Jesus entrusted the task of spreading the Gospel to His disciples?
  3. How do you feel about being called to share your faith with others?

II. Bible Reading: Romans 10:14-15 (The Importance of Preaching) “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • Paul emphasizes the importance of preaching the Gospel and sharing the good news.
  • People need to hear about Jesus in order to believe in Him.
  • God sends messengers to bring the good news, and it is a beautiful thing to be part of that mission.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it crucial for people to hear about Jesus in order to believe in Him?
  2. How does it make you feel knowing that you have the opportunity to be a messenger of the good news?
  3. What are some practical ways you can preach the Gospel in your daily life?

Youth Group Game:

“Gospel Scavenger Hunt” Divide into teams and provide each team with a list of items or clues related to the Gospel (e.g., a cross, a Bible verse about salvation, a picture of a church). The teams will race to find the items or solve the clues within a given time limit. This game will reinforce their understanding of the Gospel while adding an element of fun and competition.

III. Bible Reading: 1 Peter 3:15 (Being Prepared to Share) “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • Peter encourages believers to always be prepared to explain the reason for their hope in Christ.
  • We should approach evangelism with gentleness and respect, reflecting the love of Christ in our words and actions.
  • Being prepared allows us to effectively share our faith when the opportunity arises.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How can we revere Christ as Lord in our hearts? What impact does this have on our evangelism?
  2. Why is it important to be ready to explain the reason for our hope?
  3. How can we balance sharing the Gospel with gentleness and respect?

Closing Prayer:

“Gracious Father, thank You for the privilege of being called to share the Gospel. We ask for Your guidance and boldness as we go out into the world to spread Your love and truth. Help us to be effective witnesses, always ready to give a reason for our hope. May our lives reflect the beauty of Your message, drawing others to Your saving grace. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Remember, awesome teens, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of others through evangelism and sharing your faith. Embrace this opportunity with passion, love, and a genuine desire to see lives transformed by the Gospel. Stay rooted in Christ and allow His light to shine through you!

Keep spreading the good news and keep shining bright!

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