Doug's note: This is another Sabrina series that is well-written, well-organized, Bible-based, and comes with a lot of extras. Highly recommended!
“Drop It” is a three-week, all-inclusive teaching and small group series that centers on the idea of students “dropping” certain things from their life in order to find the most satisfying life possible in a relationship with Jesus. It examines the life of three prominent New Testament figures who “dropped it” all to follow Jesus: Mary Magdalene, Peter, and Paul. It is gospel-centered and practical, with tons of extra goodies to reinforce what you are trying to communicate.
The theme verse is Matthew 16:24–26:
“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”
Week 1: Drop Your Past
Bible Figure: Mary Magdalene
Bottom Line: Getting past your past means giving God your present
Scriptures: Matthew 16:24–26, Luke 8:1–3, John 20:11–18, Matthew 27:55–56
Week 2: Drop Your Plans
Bible Figure: Peter
Bottom Line: God’s plans for your life are better than your plans for your life.
Scriptures: Matthew 16:24–26, John 1:35–42, Luke 5:1–11, Acts 4:13
Week 3: Drop Your Rights
Bible Figure: Paul
Bottom Line: Jesus dropped His rights so that we could be righteous.
Scriptures: Matthew 16:24–26, 1 Corinthians 9:18–23, Philippians 2:3–11, Exodus 20:3
This Resource Includes:
• Overview document
• 3 2,500+ word teaching manuscripts
• 3 teaching outlines
• 3 small group guides
• 3 fill-in-the-blank student note sheets
• 3 PowerPoint presentations
• 3 game ideas
• 3 response time activities
• Parent email and discussion guide
• Graphics (title slide, content slide, Instagram graphics)