As a youth, we need to ask God for:
- A LEARNER’S HEART
- Learn for God’s glory, your edification, and the furtherance of the Gospel.
- To know, knowledge are used at least 51 times in Proverbs.
- Weigh all learning through the knowledge of Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18).
Youth, like all of us, are works in progress. And God’s priority is the development of our character.
“Bart decided to ask God to shape his character. He surrendered his own will to the will of God. At the time, Bart’s business floundered on the verge of failure. ‘Should I throw in the towel, or keep trying to hang on?’ Bart wondered.
This review game uses clothespins, and pennants to remind youth and teens about Bible lessons learned.
string, paper and clothespins
What to Do
- Tie the string across the front of the room.
- On pennants or pieces of paper, write the themes, topics, central characters, etc from recent Bible lessons youth have studied.
Improving Your Teaching
” ‘I love you,’ I said to a spotless face. No milk mustache. Each strand of hair in its proper place. ‘I’ve signed your report card. It’s lying on the counter so you won’t forget it. I’m proud of all those A’s. Mrs. Harmon should be proud, too.’
Scripture: Jacob – Genesis 32
As a youth, you probably remember the story of Jacob’s ladder many times.
Jacob was sneaky. Deceitful. Conniving. Crafty. Dishonest. Selfish. His name means “Heel Grabber.” He came out of the womb wanting that which did not belong to him, holding onto his brother Esau’s heel.
“Grace is the unhindered, wondrous, boundless love of God, poured out upon us in an infinite variety of ways, not according to our deserving, but His measureless heart of love. Put together the most deep, tender love you have felt, multiply by infinity, and you will faintly glimpse the love and grace of God! To grow in grace means being planted in the very heart of this divine love, to put ourselves in His hands and leave it with Him; to grow as lilies and babes, with neither care nor anxiety…
“Security is the name of the game. Especially is this true in our relationship to God. To try to hang on to God is very tiring and very precarious.
Hit a balloon toward a goal and it doesn’t always go where intended. The same is often true in our pursuit of goals in life. But with teamwork and concerted effort we can make progress toward the goals God has laid out for us.
Rub a balloon against your hair and it builds up a charge that will allow it to attract small bits of paper or even stick to a wall. Our thoughts are often like the balloons. We attract what we focus upon. Change your thoughts and you change not only the attractions, but you will find new habits and new results coming into your life.
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