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Tru Fire Identity Judges

Age level: Middle School

Pub. Date: 6/12/2017

Scope and sequence: 8 weeks


Tru Fire Identity empowers middle school students to own their faith as they seek and respond to God, finding their identity in Him.

Judges is an 8-week series that powerfully shows students that God is on mission to gather a community of worshippers for Himself. From the action-packed book of Judges, students learn that God is the ultimate Hero who uses imperfect people, flaws and all, to fulfill His plan to redeem the world.

The book of Judges chronicles stories of some of the most evil people who've ever lived, repeating cycles of sin, repentance, and deliverance by God. Yet, we find hope in studying the book of Judges because it points to God's constant focus on His people, His willingness to forgive when we admit our mistakes, and the unfathomable grace our God gives His children—even when they're undeserving of it. "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22–23). This underlying theme of the book holds true for us today. In essence, grace abounds!

In applying the book of Judges to life today, students will discover that the most exciting parts of the stories in Judges aren't about the people, but about our God who relentlessly offers grace to undeserving people who don't seek it or appreciate it. They'll come face to face with the cross where God proved His faithfulness.

Components of a Tru Fire Identity Lesson:
  • Connect with Faith Community: Students engage with leaders and one another through activities, questions, and personal testimonies.
  • Connect with God: Students connect with God through His Word, worship, and an intentional time of silence as they learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
  • Teach: Students encounter God, discover His character, explore His redemptive narrative, and hear from the Holy Spirit through relevant messages and innovative videos. Lessons are designed with comprehensive commentary and an exegetical teaching outline so leaders can prepare messages for their students.
  • Respond: Students are encouraged to respond to God’s Spirit and what He is teaching them as they participate in discussions with their peers and leaders.
  • Bless: Through prayer, a portion of Scripture, and words of encouragement, students are sent home with a blessing for their week.
Included in Tru Fire Identity:
  • Customizable lessons
  • Weekly videos to set up and frame the lesson
  • At Home Weekly: A resource that equips parents to introduce the weekly God- centered topic and spend time together in God’s Word, prayer, and providing a blessing. Students will come to a Tru Fire Identity lesson ready to continue conversations about God that began at home.