Every Teen (Girl’s!) Bible Study-Life Decisions

Whenever you can spend time with high school or college women, jump on that opportunity! It’s always refreshing! In a recent high school girl’s bible study, we tackled these questions,“What are the biggest questions do you think high school women in America are asking? Is it social, philosophical, or moral? ” We divided up and began tossing out ideas varying from “Personal Appearance” to “Guys”! After looking at their responses and countless years of similar questions from a variety of Christian groups, here’s our “BIG THREE BIGGEST QUESTIONS”! (There are 2 “power words responses” for each question.) My prayer for all of us -regardless of age-can ask women these questions. This is how the generations can come together and represent Jesus!
I. “What am I called to do in life?” 

Do what you know now- OBEY AND PRAY!

Proverbs 2:1-11 “My son (daughter!) , If you receive my words and treasure my commands, turning your ear to wisdom, inclining your heart to understanding…yes, if you call for intelligence, and to understanding raise your voice; If you seek wisdom like silver, and like hidden treasures search her out, then will you understand the fear of the Lord the knowledge of God you will find. For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth come knowledge and understanding He has success in store for the upright is the shield of those who walk honestly guarding the paths of justice protecting the way of his faithful ones..then you will understand what is right and just, what is fair, every good path; For wisdom WILL enter your heart, knowledge will be at home in your soul, discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you.”

II. “When am I actually going to date someone? What do I need to know?”

Know yourself first-PRIZE AND PRINCESS!!

1 Corinthians 7:32-35 “I should like you to be free of anxieties. An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But a married man is anxious about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and he is divided. An unmarried woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, so that she may be holy in both body and spirit. A married woman, on the other hand, is anxious about the things of the world, how she may please her husband. I am telling you this for your own benefit, not to impose a restraint upon you, but for the sake of propriety and adherence to the Lord without distraction.”
III. “How can I have closer friends? How can I be a friend?”
INITIATE AND ENCOURAGE!

Proverbs 17:17″A friend is a friend at all times, and a brother (sister!) is born for the time of adversity.
Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.”

IV.Application: You have the power to choose a response!
*”I control my life!” ” OR “I will let God be in charge. If He’s truly God, HE may know the exact career that uses my gifts and talents..and that will be an amazing adventure. “

*”I don’t care-I’ll date when I want and who I want.” OR “I can let Him guide me with godly principles. If He’s truly God, HE might know best and have a huge blessing for Me if I’ll trust Him.”

*“Even though my friends drag me down, I’m afraid if I don’t have them, I’ll be lonely.” OR “This is hard but I know that who I hang with is who I’ll become. I want kind and unconditional friends who point me to God.”

Tell yourself the truth:
“I want blessing over my life. I want joy in my spirit. I want God’s will because He loves me more than I can ever understand. I don’t want a life of bad choices which result in pain and despair. He says His plan is best and will bring only things that are for my good.”

Here are some gals who impacted my life!
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Every Teen (Girl’s!) Bible Study-“Who am I?”

Hi friends-these are my notes from a bible study with some fantastic high school gals! This was our first study in a series of 3-all here posted on this blog. (“Who is God?” “Who am I?” and “Life Decisions”) Here’s what we talked about!
I.OUR IDENTITY -World versus Word The World’s view -Exterior not interior. Sexy over smart. What happens to me when the outside goes south?? Where do I choose to place my security? Will we put my trust in an ever-changing society or the never-changing word of God?
GOD’S VIEW “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
What is the CONTEXT of this verse? Matthew 5-7 is designed to show the people the standard (or “exposition”) of the law. He is showing the people God’s standard of perfection in what we do and say…knowing they COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT HIM. They had to believe in Him before they could receive power to live!*Who is the “you” in this passage? As a believer, certain things true: FORGIVEN, CALLED, & Absolutely IMPORTANT to God’s Plan!

YOU ARE SALT! *Greek word for Salt (HALAS) 8 occurrences

SALT PRESERVES-“The Romans appear to have esteemed salt highly. Its army, for a time, was even paid in salt. (“worth his salt”) The chemical compound is a proven anti-viral and anti-biotic substance. Salt preserves the culture. You are a life-preserver in a drowning culture.
SALT SEASONS– Salt adds to the culture! You add spice, real spice, to the world. This is beyond “nice” or “cool”. This is vitality! You bring life to people who need it!

YOU ARE LIGHT! (*Greek word for “light” (PHOS) phós: light
73 Occurrences (Strong’s Concordance)

LIGHT IS MEANT TO SHINE-If I believe that Jesus was telling the truth when He said “I am the light of the world”, then I must agree with Him that He is the only light-giver in this world. And, He calls us to be too!
Tristie Fisher
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Tabernacle & Immanuel-God wants to be WITH you!

This is my book of the summer!! At the Grace Women’s Event, we talked about the principle of “Tabernacle” (Old Testament) and the principle of “Immanuel” (New Testament) . Throughout all the covenants, we learned one huge thing: God WANTS to be with His people! You’ll remember we talked about the fact that we do not have the ability to desire God’s presence on our own. God wanted unending connection with His created because He loves them. Yet, the barrier of sin remained . What could God do ? The only thing to solve the problem? He sent Himself! In nearly every book of the Bible, we see God’s heart to be WITH His people. (Revelation 21:3 wraps up the entire Bible with this !! Wow!) What a gift of God to synchronize the thoughts here and this book dropping in my lap ! This is a must read because it gives you that sense of freedom (can’t strive enough ) and the overwhelming love and glory of Jesus! I promise you will love God more after reading this! #WithbySkyeJethani #Ezekiel37:27 — at Grace Bible Church.13876692_10154365066504817_6072623711195795220_n