As a followup to our 2023 YEC “FIGHT” theme, we have provided a four week [or four “round”] Bible study for student leaders to take their 6-12 graders through.
Jude, a follower of and half-brother of Jesus, wrote to warn his fellow believers against “ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God … and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” There are people who have crept into the midst of Christians and are influencing people in such a way that is corrupt and ultimately denies Jesus. Therefore, Jude calls them—and us!—to “contend for the faith.” In other words, don’t just sit back in holy huddles, fight for the faith!
Using the life of the Old Testament character Daniel to illustrate what it looks like to fight for the faith, we’re going to learn how to:
Fight from Confidence in Christ: A personal relationship with Jesus Christ enables us to fight from victory, not for victory. We can be confident and courageous in our fight.
Fight from Communion with God: Be weary of stepping on the spiritual battleground until we’ve spent time worshiping at spiritual holy ground. This round is practical habits and spiritual disciplines that are the training grounds for our fight.
Fight for Community with Others: No one goes to war alone; who you choose to battle alongside daily is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the Christian life.
Fight for the Cause of Christ: There is no such thing as a Christian who stands on the sideline. The second you become a Christian is the second you are enlisted to fight. It’s not if you’re called to the mission of God, it’s just a matter of where and how.
The ungodly—those against Jesus—have locked arms with culture and are standing and shouting for you to deny Jesus in what you believe and how you behave. It’s time to get off the sidelines, get in the game, and fight for the faith that’s been handed down to you. Are you ready?