This youth Bible study, John 11-21: My Peace I Give You, is a wonderful way to get teens to think more deeply about the message and mission of Jesus. Just as the story up through chapter 10 can be summarized simply as Jesus proclaiming his identity and calling people to believe in him, so can the remainder of John's Gospel be summarized as God and Jesus glorified at the cross because Jesus' death is God's supreme revelation of himself. Jesus will now provide the most impressive sign of his divine origin and will bring his public ministry to a close. After giving his disciples final instructions, he will accept an agonizing death and will rise from the dead. Like the swing of a pendulum, the Gospel of John has two complementary movements: the Word of God enters the world as Jesus of Nazareth; then, for the sake of human beings, he leaves the world and returns to God.
Designed as a guided discovery, Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens introduces high school students to different books of the Bible by integrating the biblical text with insightful questions to help youth discern what Scripture means for their lives today. The series provides students with a clear explanation of Biblical text, opportunities for prayer, and a means to enter into conversation with God.