Hope, Not Fear
When teaching on the topic of “The Impending Conflict,” it is important to focus on hope, not fear. Don’t scare the bile out of kids with the “good news” that Jesus is coming again! Of course we might be tortured for our faith. The pastor may betray his own congregation. Iran might blow up the world.
But the truth is this: we don’t know how the final days of this earth’s history will unfold. So encourage your youth with the words of Jesus: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. . . . I go and prepare a place for you” (John 14:1-3, NIV).