Lesson #36: Pushing Forward

Ask about being stagnant: How often does this happen?: We don’t know what to do next…on a school paper, in a relationship, when you are bored, during a sports game, after you do something wrong, & in your walk with God. Ask about why we do things: Why do you …

Lesson #35: God’s Will and Making Life Decisions

Read Proverbs 3:5-6…Let’s break this down…To trust in the Lord whole-heartedly means one should not rely (lean) on his own understanding. Ask about relying on our own understanding: What would it mean to rely on your own understanding?…According to these verses, the human insights are not enough for us. We …

Lesson #34: Health

Ask about health: What is the definition of health?…The state of being free from illness or injury. Ask about health in the Bible: Does it talk about health in the Bible? What are some examples?…Yes. Here are some examples: physical health, not being lazy, spiritual health, etc. Read Genesis 3:1-24 …

Lesson #33: The Four Marks of a Godly Man

Ask about being manly: What does it mean to be manly?…Every culture has a different meaning of that word. The two primary cultures with opposing meanings of the word are the American and Christian cultures. Talk about man of God: Today, we will be exploring what it means to be …

Lesson #31: Suffering

Define ‘Suffering’: Suffering is the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Define ‘Suffering for God’: Suffering for God is the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship as a result of living for God. Ask about who has suffered: Who has suffered for God? Will we go through suffering/persecution …

Lesson #30: Job

Read Job 1:1-5 Ask about Job: Who is Job?…He was a wealthy man of upright character that loved God. Additionally he feared God and shunned evil. Read Job 1:6-17 Ask about Satan: Why do you think the Lord allowed Satan to do those things to Job? Ask about Satan’s power: …

Lesson #28: Don’t be a Fool

Ask about the fool: When you think of a ‘fool’, what comes to mind?…Three Stooges, teenagers making dumb decisions, etc. Talk about the fool in the Bible: The Three Stooges, for instance, don’t necessarily fit Proverbs’s definition of ‘fool’. Compared to what it says in Proverbs, The Three Stooges are …

Lesson #27: Righteousness and Biblical Context

Ask about righteousness: What is righteousness/unrighteousness? Define righteous (online dictionary): morally right or justifiable Define unrighteous (online dictionary): wicked Ask about your spectrum of righteousness: Using the online definitions, where do you feel you land on the spectrum of righteousness?…I often compare and contrast myself with Jesus, himself. Honestly, I …

Lesson #26: Doubt

Ask about doubt…What is doubt?…(Bible dictionary definition) To waiver in opinion or judgment, to be in uncertainty as to belief expecting everything. Simply, to question. Ask about when we doubt…In what instances do we doubt?…Examples: 1) You don’t believe that you will finish in 1st place, 2) You doubt whether …

Lesson #25: What Are You Living For?

Ask about your own thoughts: What is on your mind the most on any given day?…Are your thoughts and desires molded by the world or by God? Read 1 John 2:15-17… Ask about living for things that fade away: Why should we live for things that fade away?…We shouldn’t. The …