SEASON 1 – SALVATION
Main Point: Sharing the good news about Jesus can be as simple as inviting a friend to church next week.
Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Discussion Topics: What to do when you’re nervous about telling a friend about Jesus, who the Holy Spirit is and how He helps us be witnesses for Jesus, and identifying someone you could tell about Jesus this week.
Top-Secret Codeword: Evangelism – sharing the good news about Jesus.
Main Point: When we believe in Jesus as our Savior, God replaces our sin and guilt with Jesus’ righteousness.
Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Discussion Topics: What Jesus’ death on the cross accomplished for us, how it changes our relationship to God the Father, how we receive Jesus as our Savior, and how we can explain salvation clearly to our friends.
Top-Secret Codeword: Justification – God declaring us righteous.
Main Point: If we have believed in Jesus as our Savior, we can know we have eternal life with God.
Memory Verse: 1 John 5:13 “I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”
Discussion Topics: How you feel knowing that you’re adopted into God’s family forever, what you can do as a member of His family to serve Him this week, and ways to show Him how grateful you are.
Top-Secret Codeword: Assurance – knowing that we have eternal life.
Main Point: The more we love and obey God, the better we’ll get to know Him.
Memory Verse: John 14:21 “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Discussion Topics: How God feels about you, what you can do to get to know Him better, whether that will be easy or hard, and whether it will be worth it or not.
Top-Secret Codeword: Sanctification – gradually becoming more like Jesus.
Main Point: We each have unique abilities from God that we can use to serve Him.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Discussion Topics: How you feel knowing you’re one of God’s masterpieces, what good things God might have planned for you to do, and what Jesus meant when He told us to store up treasures in Heaven.
Top-Secret Codeword: Poiēma – masterpiece, as in, “I’m God’s masterpiece.”
Main Point: We’ll spend forever on the New Earth, serving and worshiping and enjoying God.
Memory Verse: Revelation 21:2,3 “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem. It was coming down out of heaven from God… God now makes his home with the people. He will live with them. They will be his people. And God himself will be with them and be their God.”
Discussion Topics: What God will be doing during eternity, what we’ll be doing during eternity, and how that should affect how we live today.
Top-Secret Codeword: Glorification – receiving our new bodies and no more sin.
SEASON 2 – THE BIBLE
Main Point: There’s no greater story than God’s story, revealed in the Bible.
Memory Verse: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Top-Secret Codeword: Revelation – God shows Himself to people.
Main Point: The Bible is the only book in all of history written by God through humans.
Memory Verse: 2 Peter 1:21 ESV “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
Top-Secret Codeword: Inspiration – The Bible writers wrote down God’s words.
Main Point: The Bible is the only perfectly trustworthy guidebook for life.
Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105 NLT “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
Top-Secret Codeword: Preservation – The Bible has been copied accurately.
Main Point: The most important truths can only be learned from the Bible.
Memory Verse: Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.”
Top-Secret Codeword: Illumination – God helps us understand the Bible.
Main Point: The secret to happiness is listening to God’s Word and putting it into practice.
Memory Verse: Luke 11:28 NLT Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”
Top-Secret Codeword: Application – Putting Bible truths into practice.
Main Point: Memorized Bible verses are like secret spiritual weapons you take everywhere you go.
Memory Verse: Joshua 1:8 NLT “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Top-Secret Codeword: Memorization – Learning something so well you can remember it when you need it.
SEASON 3 – KNOWING GOD
Main Point: Spiritual detectives can find clues that God is real.
Memory Verse: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities… have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” –Romans 1:20
Top-Secret Codeword: Evidence – Clues that God is real.
Main Point: God is a mind-blowing three-in-one.
Memory Verse: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” –Matthew 28:19
Top-Secret Codeword: Trinity – A word that refers to God and tells us that God is one God in three persons.
Main Point: God the Father loves us no matter what.
Memory Verse: “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” –1 John 4:10 NLT
Top-Secret Codeword: Grace – God’s crazy, undeserved love for us.
Main Point: God the Son – Jesus – is the greatest hero ever.
Memory Verse: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” –Mark 10:45
Top-Secret Codeword: Savior – refers to how Jesus rescues us from the side of death.
Main Point: The Holy Spirit is a helper like one other.
(Not a typo; explained in the large-group lesson.)
Memory Verse: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,” –John 14:16 ESV
Top-Secret Codeword: The Helper or Advocate – Names for the Holy Spirit.
Main Point: God is our Father; Jesus is our Brother; the Holy Spirit says so.
Memory Verse: “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” –John 1:12
Top-Secret Codeword: Adoption – God makes us a part of His family.
THE EASTER SEASON
Main Point: The Passover Lamb was a picture of Jesus.
Memory Verse: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” –John 1:29
Top-Secret Codeword: Lamb of God – A title for Jesus, reminding us that He died in our place.
Main Point: Jesus is the “firstfruits” of the resurrection.
Memory Verse: “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” –1 Corinthians 15:20
Top-Secret Codeword: Firstfruits – The first part of the harvest, just like Jesus is the first part of the resurrection.
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
Main Point: There’s no greater way to learn about Immanuel, “God with us,” than by reading the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Memory Verse: “ ‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).” –Matthew 1:23
Top-Secret Codeword: Immanuel means
“God with us”
Main Point: Jesus is “The Chosen One” who died so that we could have eternal life.
Memory Verse: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” –Luke 2:11
Top-Secret Codeword: Christ (Greek) or Messiah (Hebrew) means “The Chosen or Anointed One”
SEASON 0 – QUIET TIMES WITH GOD
NOTE: THIS SEASON HAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LOOK AND FEEL. BUT STILL GOOD! INCLUDED FREE WITH PACKAGE DEALS.
Main Point: Focus on God for a few moments each day.
Memory Verse: Psalm 46:1a, 10a “God is our place of safety. He gives us strength…[so] Be still, and know that I am God.”
Discussion Topics: When would be a good time for you to spend a few moments with God each day? What would be a good distraction-free place for you to focus on God?
Main Point: Talk to God like you would talk to a good friend.
Memory Verse: Exodus 33:11 “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face like one would speak to a friend.”
Discussion Topics: What do you like to talk to your best friends about? Remembering that God wants us to talk to Him like a good friend, what kinds of things could you talk to God about?
Main Point: Read a Bible that’s at the right reading level for you.
Memory Verse: Matthew 4:4 “Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Man must not live only on bread. He must also live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
Discussion Topics: Do you have a Bible that’s appropriate for your reading level? If you don’t enjoy reading, what could you do to make reading the Bible more enjoyable?
Main Point: You can keep talking to God all day long.
Memory Verse: Philippians 4:6 “Don’t worry about anything. No matter what happens, tell God about everything. Ask and pray, and give thanks to him.”
Discussion Topics: What kinds of things do you worry about? Do you think God cares about those things and really wants to help you with them?
Main Point: Get to know God better every single day.
Memory Verse: James 4:8a “Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”
Discussion Topics: Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met? Have you ever thought about Jesus as the most interesting person in the universe? What do you think makes Him so fascinating?
Main Point: Review the main point from episodes 1-6.
Memory Verse: Mark 1:35 “It was very early in the morning and still dark. Jesus got up and left the house. He went to a place where he could be alone. There he prayed.”
Discussion Topics: Do you have any questions about reading the Bible at home? Do you have any questions about talking to God on your own?