The Kingdom Root, which helps students understand how to live in the Kingdom of God every day: When students embrace Kingdom life, they begin to look at the small things differently. They realize the weight that their decisions carry, and they can start to live by God’s value system instead of the world’s tainted values.
February 1 –The Kingdom Intro Lesson: This lesson introduces and sets the stage for the Kingdom It’s designed to give students a framework for the next few lessons on what it means to live in the kingdom of God and how the rules in his kingdom are radically different than the rules of the world. Bible Passages: Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15; Matthew 5–7
February 8 – The Last Shall Be First: Why is it better to be last? Students will learn about how, in the kingdom of God, those who the world calls “last” or “the least” are actually first. Bible Passage: Mark 10:35-45
February 15 – A Kingdom Worth Dying For: What should I do with persecution? Life as a citizen of the kingdom of God is not always safe. When we share our faith and take risks for him, we will face persecution. In this lesson, students will be challenged to step out of their comfort zones in faith. Bible Passage: 1 Peter 4:12–19
February 22 – Revenge vs. Forgiveness: Why aren’t grudges worth it? In the Bible, God tells us to forgive and that vengeance belongs to him. Students will wrestle with the idea of forgiving those who hurt them—even their worst enemies. Bible Passage: Matthew 18:21–35
March 1 – Flashy vs. Meek: What’s so bad about showing off? Students are inundated with the message that they must wear the latest fashions, have the newest phone, drive the best car, and have all the right friends. But the kingdom of God tells us to be meek and humble. Bible Passage: Luke 18:9–14