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When my son was younger it was incredibly easy to find devotionals for him. Easy worksheets on-line, whole curriculums, colouring sheets and more. Now that he is getting older, it is more difficult to find free materials on-line for him. This is what I have found when I looked for devotionals for teens.
On-Line Free Resources
I am not going to say that every devotional on the sites below are good or have spot on teaching, but they do provide food for thought. They do provide fodder for good conversations. One needs to be careful in today’s religious clime to avoid encouraging false teaching, but we need to teach our teens to be discerning. They will need it to survive!
Written for teenagers to use in their daily quiet time readings, this plan will make them laugh or cry. Some are fiction, some are stranger than fiction, but each will help you discover how to make right choices in the everyday ups and downs of life.
A blog that posts a daily devotional geared at teens and young adults. There is also a smaller section for youth and younger teens.
Posts a weekly devotional for teens on the theme Then and Now.
Weekly devotionals geared at teens.
Has a variety of topically based devotions.
About 45 devotionals, I was unable to get the rest of the board to work.
Now imagine my surprise when a link I was looking at took me to youtube. I didn’t expect to find teen devotionals there. I shouldn’t be surprised I gust in this digital age.
What We have used
For the past year my son has been familiarizing himself with the books of the bible and their major passages and themes. We’ve been using Teach Sunday School’s curriculum. You can find my review here. He has been enjoying going through it, and though it isn’t free, it is well worth taking a look at.
Over this upcoming year we’ll doing working through Max Anders’ book 30 days to understanding the bible. My review is here.
Always Check for Error
Now remember… just like with anything.. read or watch or listen to what your teens might be listening to. If only so you can talk with them, generating discussions to help them make their faith their own. Thinking through issues, learning and discussing is the way to go eh? 🙂 You don’t want your teens believing things they shouldn’t about God’s word and the Christian faith. Guide them. Help them to seek after truth thoughtfully.
I do love the idea of using a daily devotional to help encourage children and teens to dive into God’s word. It’s an easy way for them to interact with God’s word on a daily basis. I sometimes struggle with the simplicity of most devotionals. Wanting to teach my son (and myself) how to just read God’s word for themselves. This is a skill I hope to teach my son over the next year. Different ways that he himself can explore God’s word on his own so he can more truly make it his own.