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The Sunday School Young Teens department gives biblical instruction to our youth between the ages of 13 to 16 years old. This means we are teaching them the Bible is the word of God and that God has spoken very clearly through it. In the Bible, ALL that we need to live our lives as required by God has been clearly revealed to us. There is nothing we need to live successfully for God that cannot be found in the Bible.

What kind of message can we find in the Bible and what does the Young Teen Sunday School teach our youth?

The first thing you will notice about the Bible and living for God successfully is the fact that we actual cannot! This fact is clearly mentioned in scripture and our behaviour testifies to this bible truth. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God” Rm 3:10-11. We repeat to them from God’s word that they are sinful people by nature and they would rather please ourselves than God. This self centredness and pride is the cause of our breaking the summary of the law of God that says “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”, Matt 22:37-38.

We will teach the youth and show them that the Bible is truth and how God wants us to live for Him. In the Bible, God also tells us how we can live for Him and He also gives us the means to be able to do it. God does not just condemn us, he also saves us and enables us to live each day for Him.

In our classes, we continue to teach that all true believers turn to God only after they have acknowledged their sins. The Lord Jesus’ first public message to the world was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. In the Bible, to repent is to do a 180-degree about turn from sin. Our Lord’s word in Matt 4:17, says we need to have a change of mind and heart that will cause us to live for the kingdom of heaven. This new way of life will be very different from the one where we living for ourselves.

In the Bible, this change occurs when we are “in Christ” 2 Cor 5:17 after we are transformed by God according to what He has promised in Ex 36:26-27: “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them”.

After been given this new heart, the youth will be taught that God also gave His Holy Spirit so that they may live godly and holy lives. When God said “Be ye holy; for I am holy” in 1 Pe 1:16, He also gave us the mean to achieve it. Hence we must not grieve the Holy Spirit but obey it.

This is the good news and message that we teach them! God has taken the initiative to transform us and His transformation cannot fail because God cannot fail!

We will tell the youth to confess that Jesus Christ is Saviour and LORD and how to live for God. The frustration at this junction from the human point of view is that the transformation is also a process as much as it is a single point event. God has chosen the process of sanctification to complete His transformation work of saving us. He knows we need it because He knows how imperfect and impatient we are.

This is where you the parents are of great help to your child and the Sunday School. The process of making us go through difficulties in life is sanctioned by God and for our good but your teens need faithful godly examples to disciple them at home. You can pass them the faith that “there is nothing they needs to go through in life that God is not involved in nor cannot provide Rm 8:28. We need to constantly show them how faithful and gracious God is and thereafter to encourage them to continue in their faith in God.

For our teens to grow spiritually, the church and parents need to work together. Let us disciple our teens according to the word of God and by giving them a living example of what a true disciple of Jesus Christ is like. 1 Cor 11:1.

If you are between 13 to 16 yrs old or a parent, whose teenage child is not attending any Sunday School Class, we invite you to join us every Sunday from 9.30am to 10.30am. Just drop by any of the classes and we will be there to welcome you! Alternatively, you may contact Shao Sheng at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about the Young Teens Sunday School. 

Yours in Christ,

Young Teens Sunday School

 

TEENS DEPARTMENT

Sec1 to Sec4 (13-16 years)

Superintendent:  Dn Heng Shao Sheng  

Class Location
Sec 1 Boys Beulah Centre Rm 2-2
Sec 1 &2 Girls Beulah Centre Rm 2-3
Sec 2 Boys Beulah Centre Rm 2-4
Sec 3 Boys Beulah Centre Rm 2-6
Sec 3 Girls Beulah Centre Rm 2-9
Sec 4 Boys Beulah Centre Rm 5-2
Sec 4 Girls Beulah Centre Rm 5-3

 

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

November 19 & 26 - The End of the World

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10