Since I grew up totally confused about what grace is, I decided to create a lesson for my teen class that addressed this topic and left nothing up to question. As usual we started with a brain warm up to get us thinking about the topic.
Then we talked directly about the idea of having to be perfect to find salvation and the lack of truth behind this idea.
One of the best parts of this lesson ended up being the discussion. I had selected four passages from the Bible to push our thinking, but the discussion was so rich we only ended up having time for three. In the lesson that I created, I included all of the questions that I used for this discussion. My advice when having class discussions with teenagers is to be direct, honest, and straight forward. Sometimes for me this means being vulnerable as I share past mistakes, but my hope is the teens I teach will learn from me.Hello! My name is Danielle Ringold. You may recognize the children in the picture because my mom is Debbie Jackson, the owner of the Bible Fun for Kids blog.