Youth Group Lesson: Women of the Bible – Embracing Godly Femininity Genesis 1:26-28

Welcome to our Youth Group today. We have an exciting topic to dive into that is relevant for all of us, especially as we seek to grow in our faith. Today, we’re going to explore the lives of some incredible women from the Bible and discover what it means to embrace godly femininity. In a world that often confuses and distorts the concept of femininity, it is crucial for us as teenagers to understand how God designed women to live out their faith and make a difference. So, let’s get started!

Bible Reading: Genesis 1:26-28

“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • God created both males and females in His image.
  • Each gender has a unique and valuable role to play in His creation.
  • God’s intention for women is not inferiority but equal partnership in carrying out His plan.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does understanding that both males and females are created in God’s image impact the way you view yourself and others?
  2. In what ways do you see our culture shaping our perception of femininity? How can we align our thinking with God’s design?

Bible Reading: Esther 4:13-16

“Mordecai sent back this answer: ‘Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?’ Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • Esther demonstrated courage and embraced her unique position for the sake of God’s people.
  • She teaches us the importance of stepping up and using our influence to make a difference.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Have you ever been in a situation where you had to take a stand for something you believed in? How did it impact you and others?
  2. How can we embrace our unique positions, talents, and opportunities to make a difference for God’s Kingdom?

Bible Reading: Luke 10:38-42

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’ ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • Mary chose to prioritize spending time with Jesus over distractions, even though it went against societal expectations.
  • Jesus affirmed her choice and highlighted the significance of cultivating a deep relationship with Him.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some distractions that often hinder us from spending quality time with God?
  2. How can we prioritize our relationship with Jesus and create space to listen and learn from Him?

Youth Group Game: Bible Trivia Relay

Divide the youth into teams and prepare a series of Bible trivia questions. Each team member takes turns answering a question correctly before passing it to the next person. The team that answers the most questions correctly in the shortest time wins.

Closing Prayer:

Dear God, thank you for this time we’ve had to explore the lives of inspiring women in the Bible. Help us to embrace our God-given femininity and live out our faith boldly. May we seek your guidance and example as we navigate the challenges of our culture. Strengthen us to make a positive impact in the lives of others, just as these women did. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Remember, embracing godly femininity is not about conforming to cultural stereotypes or expectations but about finding our identity and purpose in Christ. As we learn from the women of the Bible, may we be encouraged to embrace who God has created us to be and live out our faith authentically in today’s world. You are loved, valued, and called to make a difference!

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