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Back to School: 17 Sermon and Worship Resources

School is starting soon, and parents and students alike need to rely on God's wisdom. 17 sermon and worship resources to help equip you for the start of a new school year. 


1. The Most Important Lesson I Could Ever Teach, by Francis Chan

It’s not something I just thought to get your attention. If this were the only lesson I ever learned, it would be enough. This lesson is about something I was taught when I was in high school, and I was taught the lesson of how to spend time alone in this Book, studying this Book for myself, and having this time alone with God. 

2. The Neurology Of Faith: Loving God With All Of Your Mind, by Mark Batterson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.” Science and religion aren’t enemies. They are allies. In a sense, every ology is a branch of theology. 

3. How To Raise Positive Kids In A Negative World, by Chip Ingram

The question most parents that I know well are asking: "How can I be an effective parent in a defective world? Is there a way that I can navigate my child through this mess that we call our culture? Is it possible for a kid to grow up in all this mess and be godly?" And I wanna tell ya, "Yes! God has a plan. There is hope." 

4. Back to School

The smartest people in the world are those who make Jesus the Lord of their lives. We all need to do this.

5. Mom's School of Preaching

Paul grew to love Timothy along with Timothy’s grandmother and mother. Paul spent time further training and molding Timothy and encouraging him along with Eunice and Lois. Timothy is just a very young man but he grows under all this good teaching. 

6. Out of the Box

A message challenging students to not limit God concerning their abilities.

7. Is 99.9% Good Enough?

"When it comes time to truly establishing their priorities and making a tangible commitment to knowing and loving God, and to allowing Him to change their character and lifestyle, most people stop short. We want to be ‘spiritual’ and we want to have God’s favor, but we’re not sure we want Him taking control of our lives and messing with the image and outcomes we’ve worked so hard to produce."

8. Success at Work and School

What does it mean to find or achieve great success in your work? How do we find satisfaction and joy in our work? For our purposes this morning, we will speak mostly in terms of employee-employer, but the same principles apply equally to the school environment. 

9. Students in the School of Adversity

God knows what you are passing through, and will not come late into your situation for He is a God of suddenlies, make up your mind not to be discouraged.

10. When the Christian Goes to School

For the Christian, the child of God as we grow in our relationship and grow closer in our daily walk with the Lord, there will be times of learning or schooling that will come to us in our lives.

11. How to Become Wise

These trained students (these were astrologers) of the stars observed an unexplained phenomenon in the heavens, and somehow interpreted this sign with a change in the way things were. They saw it as a sign of the Messiah’s birth!

12. The Eye of the Tiger

This is a Youth Day/Teen Day sermon (but good for adults as well) which talks about how Satan is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and uses a real-life illustration of actor Roy Horn, who was bitten by his beloved tiger in Los Vegas.


13. PowerPoint Package: Welcome Back to School

This back to school media is excellent for celebrating the beginning of the school year with your youth ministry students, or even the end of Christmas break.

14. Video: A Back to School Prayer

As our children head back to school, it’s time to take a moment and ask God to protect them, lead them and guide them. It’s time to pray for God to grant our children wisdom, strength, and courage as they live out their faith. It’s time to take a moment and ask for His hand on the new school year.

15. Image: School Hallway

A high resolution image of a school hallway, especially selected for use by churches and ministries. Great for use in PowerPoints to illustrate key sermon points or for your church bulletins and printed materials.

16. Video: This School Year

As the school year approaches, we need to take a moment to pray for our children. We need to ask God to watch over our children. To lead them, protect them and help them make right choices. We need to ask God to empower them to live out their faith and show them how to be an example of God’s great love.

17. Image: Alphabet Letters

A useful high resolution image of colorful alphabet letters, especially selected for use by churches and ministries. Great for use in PowerPoints to illustrate key sermon points or for your church bulletins and printed materials.


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