Teen Discussion Questions: Shepherded Sheep (Leading and Following) (Updated, 2013)

Friday:Shepherded Sheep (Leading and Following)
Story Passages: John 21
Other Passages: Psalm 23, Matthew 7:15-23, Acts 20:28-30
Objectives: The church needs leaders. We must follow Jesus, and we must follow our leaders.
Memory Verse: Ephesians 2:10
  1. Acts 20:30 tells us that false teachers will arise from within the church itself. In Matthew 7, Jesus compares them to wolves who disguise themselves as sheep. How can the church protect itself from such people?
  2. If Satan is like a roaring lion, how can a shepherd protect the flock from him?
  3. David says in Psalm 23:4 that the Lord's rod and staff are a comfort to him. What might the psalmist mean by this?
  4. Why was Peter hurt when Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?"
    Why do you suppose Jesus asked him three times?
  5. What are some things young people can do in the church (besides just attending)?
  6. What is the barrier or dividing wall in Ephesians 2:14? Why is it important that this wall was destroyed? How does this affect us today?
If you need hints to answer some of the questions, look up the listed scripture passages.

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