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Bible Studies and Youth Lessons are listed first with Games, Event Ideas, and Drama Scripts listed below.

Bible Studies/Youth Sunday School Lessons

The following list is organized by book of the Bible. Topical studies and resources are listed at the bottom of the page. 

The Old Testament

Genesis Youth Sunday School

Foundation (Genesis 1-11)

Abraham Youth Sunday School

Samuel Youth Sunday School

The Birth and Dedication of Samuel youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 1)

Hannah and Penninah - Rivals! youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 1:1-11)

Eli, the Worst Priest Ever? youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 1-2)

"Speak, Lord, for Your Servant is Listening" youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 3)

God Will Not Tolerate being Second Best - youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 4-5)

Why Won't God Help Me? youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 7)

Here I Raise My Ebenezer Spiritual Autobiography Youth Retreat Idea, or Extended youth Sunday School

God is King youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 8)

Good is Always the Enemy of the Best - youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 13, 15)

Don't Judge a King by His Cover - Being a Person After God's Own Heart - youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 16)

Playing the Harp for Your Enemy and Doing Good to All - youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 16)

David and Goliath - youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 17)

David and Jonathan - Love Your Neighbor as Yourself - youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 18-20)

David Lies - Right or Wrong? youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 21)

Saul Pees and Lives to Tell about It! youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 24)

The "Ghost" of Samuel youth Sunday School (1 Samuel 28)

What about Ghosts Today? youth Sunday School

The Death of King Saul - Dying Well - youth Sunday School

Elijah Youth Sunday School

Elijah Fed by Ravens - youth Sunday School on 1 Kings 17:1-6

God Provides Behind Enemy Lines - youth Sunday School lesson on 1 Kings 17:7-16

Elijah in the Midst of Tragedy - youth Sunday School on 1 Kings 17:17-24

Showdown on Mount Carmel - youth Sunday School on 1 Kings 18:16-46

God's Gentleness - youth Sunday School on 1 Kings 19:1-19

Naboth's Vineyard - youth Sunday School on 1 Kings 21

Is it Because There is No God in Israel? - Youth Sunday School Lesson on 2 Kings 1

Elijah Taken Up to Heaven - youth Sunday School on 2 Kings 2:1-18

Elijah in the New Testament - youth Sunday School 

Proverbs Youth Sunday School

Wisdom - What Is It and What Can It Do For Me? - Youth Sunday School Lesson

How Do I Get Wisdom? - Youth Sunday School Lesson

The Big, Red Self-Destruct Button - Youth Sunday School Lesson

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say… Youth Sunday School Lesson  

Diligence, Diligence, is What I Long For - Youth Sunday School Lesson

Lord, Give Me Patience but do it Right Now! - Youth Sunday School Lesson

Will Power! The Power to Fight Temptation! - Youth Sunday School Lesson  

Who’s in Control? - Youth Sunday School Lesson

The New Testament

The Birth of Jesus Youth Sunday School

Jesus' Family Tree - youth Sunday School and activity on Matthew 1:1-17

Doing Hard Things for God - youth Sunday School and activity on Matthew 1:18-25

King, Priest, Sacrifice - youth Sunday School and activity on Matthew 2:1-23 

Sermon on the Mount Youth Sunday School

The Narrow and Wide Gates  youth Sunday School - which path will you take? (Matthew 7:13-14)

False Prophets - "You'll Know Them by Their Fruit" youth Sunday School - on hypocrisy and being a genuine follower of Jesus (Matthew 7:15-20)

"Not Everyone Who Says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven" youth Sunday School - show Jesus you're serious by how you live, not just by what you say (Matthew 7:21-23)

House on the Rock (Wise and Foolish Builders) youth Sunday School - What makes our ultimate hope come true? (Matthew 7:24-27)

Jesus' Death and Resurrection Youth Sunday School

Wasted on Jesus! - Mary Anoints Jesus' Feet - youth Sunday School on John 12:1-8 

Prophecy Fulfilled! - The Triumphal Entry - Palm Sunday - youth Sunday School on John 12:12-19 

A Kernel of Wheat Falling to the Ground – Losing Your Life to Gain It – Learning to Hear God’s Voice  – youth Sunday School on John 12:20-36

Peer Pressure - youth Sunday School on John 12:37-50

Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet - youth Sunday School on John 13:1-17

Satan Enters Judas - The Truth Behind Demon Possession - youth Sunday School on John 13:18-30 

Love One Another - Youth Sunday School Lesson on John 13:31-35 

Second Cleansing - Youth Sunday School Lesson on John 13

Who Killed Jesus? youth Sunday School - discuss the five parties responsible for Jesus' death

Revelation Youth Sunday School

Jesus and the Rooms of Your Life - Neither Hot Nor Cold Youth Sunday School Lesson

Various Youth Sunday School Lessons

For more topical studies, I recommend  

Youth Leader Resources

The Most Effective Way to Teach a Youth Bible Study

The Ultimate Plan for Student Discipleship

Youth Group Games

Youth Group Service Projects

Youth Fundraisers

Youth Outreach Events

Youth Ministry Drama Skits 

These church youth skits are perfect for youth group or whole church performances. Each Christian youth drama delivers a powerful message that will resonate with teens and adults alike. 

All I had to do was Ask. Three very different people show up at Heaven's door. 

Forgiven to Forgive. A modern rendering of Jesus' Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. 

How to Be Happy. A man just isn't happy with material things.

*Two versions: Narrow/Wide (for conversion), Narrow/Wide (on the importance of evangelism). A man wakes up at the Judgment. 

Palm Sunday Perspectives. What various opinions did people hold during the week before Christ's death? 

Receiving the Master's Gift. Highlights humanity's role in caring for Creation.

Publish Your Own Youth Ministry Skits

If you have original Christian youth dramas that you'd like to share with the wider Body of Christ, I invite you submit them for publication to Your youth group dramas will be featured here as well on Wherever It Pleases with your name and any biographical notes you choose to send us.

Performing Youth Group Dramas = Service

Performing youth church skits is a great way for your students to use their talents while ministering to the rest of the congregation. You can use youth ministry skits set the stage for your message or illustrate the point of your message afterwards.

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