Youth Ministry Lesson Building a Foundation of Faith: Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18

As teenagers, you are facing numerous challenges and changes in your lives. It is crucial to have a strong foundation of faith to navigate through these formative years. In Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18, we find powerful verses that remind us of God’s faithfulness, love, and goodness. This passage speaks directly to our hearts as we seek to deepen our relationship with God and grow in our faith. Let’s dive into this Psalm and explore how it can impact our lives today.

Bible Reading 1: Psalm 89:1-4

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant, ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.'” (Psalm 89:1-4, NIV)


  • These verses express the psalmist’s deep desire to proclaim God’s love and faithfulness.
  • The psalmist recognizes that God’s love is eternal and endures throughout all generations.
  • God made a covenant with David, promising to establish his lineage and throne forever.

Youth Group Discussion Questions

  1. Why do you think the psalmist wants to sing and make God’s faithfulness known?
  2. How does the idea of God’s love standing firm forever impact your faith?
  3. What does it mean to you that God established a covenant with David?

Bible Reading 2: Psalm 89:15-18

“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn. Indeed, our shield belongs to the Lord, our king to the Holy One of Israel.” (Psalm 89:15-18, NIV)


  • These verses highlight the blessings of those who acknowledge and praise God.
  • Walking in the light of God’s presence brings joy and celebration of His righteousness.
  • God is our source of strength, glory, and protection. He is our King and Shield.

Youth Group Discussion Questions

  1. What are some ways we can learn to acclaim and praise God?
  2. How does walking in the light of God’s presence affect our daily lives?
  3. What does it mean for God to be our strength and shield?

Youth Group Game: “Faithful or Fiction?”

Divide the youth group into teams. Prepare a list of statements related to God’s faithfulness, mixing some true statements with some false ones. Have each team take turns reading a statement and determining whether it is faithful (true) or fiction (false). The team with the most correct answers wins. After each statement, discuss the reasons behind the correct answer and encourage the students to share personal experiences of God’s faithfulness.

Closing Prayer

Dear God, thank you for your faithfulness and love. Help us to trust in your promises and walk in the light of your presence. Strengthen our foundation of faith as we navigate through the challenges of our lives. May we continually proclaim your goodness and celebrate your righteousness. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Remember, you are loved and valued by God. His faithfulness endures forever

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