Do you know that you are loved? Deep down in your soul, despite your mistakes and failures, and regardless of your faults: YOU. ARE. LOVED. For some, following Jesus has its foundation in understanding your sinful nature and how broken you are, but that isn’t Good News. The power of the Gospel is found in the fact that despite our decisions to try and define our own identity and worth, God pursues us with the love of a parent that invites us to rediscover our true worth as sons and daughters created in the image of God. The Good News declares that you were originally blessed, and that God has never stopped calling you back into who you really are.
Viva! Loved explores the radical and grace-filled love of God that is for each of us. We will discuss what it means to be loved by God and how that impacts our decisions and motivations. Jesus was 100% secure in the love that God had for him, and Jesus wants us to experience the same thing. That love is what will truly transform ourselves and others into the original image of God that we were created to be. Specifically, we will look at the following:
Week 1: Ephesians 1:3-14, 2:1-10
Week 2: Romans 8:28-39
Week 3: John 15:1-17
Week 4: 1 John 4:7-21
Includes 4 lessons, instructions, and two slide templates for PowerPoint, Keynote, MediaShout, ProPresenter or another display system.
Viva is a series of short, downloadable, curriculum resources. Whether you are looking for a last minute lesson plan or ideas to add into your teaching, Viva is designed for youth workers leading the revolution.