Here is a free Parables sermon series for your youth group!
This free Parables sermon series will help students understand and apply the principles of some of Jesus’ most famous parables.
This is how the Parables sermon series breaks down:
Week 1: Salt of the Earth
Firstly, as Jesus begins his Sermon on the Mount, he shares a parable that calls us “the salt of the earth.” This sermon took place long before “salty” became slang for bitter or passive-aggressive. In its ancient context, Jesus’ comparison of believers to salt reveals our calling to enhance the lives of those around us, give all the glory to God, and point people to Jesus.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13
Week 2: Light of the World
Secondly, Jesus calls us the light of the world. Have you ever noticed how your phone screen appears impossibly dim to read in the glaring sun, yet blinds you with brightness in a pitch-black room? That’s the power of light. It shines brightest in the darkness. Jesus has called you to be the light. What exactly does that mean? It means that we find our power source in Jesus, shine for others to see, and drive out the darkness around us.
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16, John 1:1-5
Week 3: Treasure
Thirdly. we will dive into the parable of the hidden treasure. Do you want to know what people value? Look at how they spend their time and their money. Calendars and bank accounts reveal a lot. In this parable, Jesus tells a story about buried treasure. It forces us to ask ourselves, “What does our lifestyle say about our values?”
Scripture: Matthew 13:44
Week 4: One Lost Sheep
Lastly, we will examine Jesus as a good shepherd. Jesus is a good shepherd, so he protects and provides for his sheep. He takes it one step further though. He pursues his sheep as well. When you are lost or far from home, never underestimate the passionate pursuit of Jesus for his people. Whenever you are feeling isolated, alone, average, not-good-enough, or inadequate, remind yourself that you are the one lost sheep Jesus will never stop pursuing.
Scripture: Matthew 13:44, Psalm 23
In this free parables sermon series, you will receive:
— 4 sermon outlines (editable)
— Small group discussion guides for each sermon
— Bible reading plans for each sermon
This sermon series is featured in the CIRCLES curriculum: A Years Worth of Free Sermon Series, Small Groups & Devotionals for Youth Ministry. Click here to view the full CIRCLES curriculum calendar and download sermon outlines, small group discussion guides and devotionals all for free.