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James – Youth Group Program

James Youth Group Program

James – 8-Week Youth Group Program Download PDF “Where the Rubber Hits the Road” – Youth Group Program (8 Weeks)Where the Rubber Hits the Road is an 8-week program for high school aged youth groups.  It is written to partner with the Bible study series available here. This program is for young people, either in church youth groups or in school lunch time groups, etc.  The various activities included in this program are suited both for students who identify as Christian, and those who do not. Some of the study question in the accompanying study guide will be most suited to students who are Christian or at least familiar with Christian thinking, although there is an anticipation that at least some doing these studies won’t call themselves Christian yet, and the introductory questions are generally written in the hope that everyone will be able to answer them, regardless of where they are…

James – Youth Bible Studies

James Bible Study Guide for Youth

James – Bible Studies for Youth Download PDF “Where the Rubber Hits the Road” – 7 Bible Studies in James for Youth7 Bible Studies for high school aged youth in the intensely practical book of James.These studies are written for young people of high school, either in church youth groups or in school lunch time groups, etc. An accompanying 8-week program for youth groups is available to download here, including an introductory session, memory verse games, and various fun activities for each session.  However this study guide can be used independently of the youth group program.Download this Bible study guide or see sample questions from this study belowStudy 1 :: Temptation :: James 1:1 – 18 1.   Very quickly go around the group getting each member to say their name, school, an interesting fact about themselves, and what they think makes temptation hard.2.  Make a list of all the temptations teenagers in…

Philippians – The Cross-Shaped Life

Philippians

Philippians – The Cross-Shaped Life Download PDF “The Cross-Shaped Life” – 4 Studies in Philippians Download the complete study guide Sample material from this study guide:Leaders’ Notes  ::  Philippians 1  ::  To Live is Christ      Key verses:1:9 – 11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. 1:18 The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Notes:v 5 “Partnership” is the Greek work “koinonia.” Sometimes translated as “fellowship” but this word has become greatly weakened in English to mean little more than “spending time…

John 9 – 12 Encountering the Word

John 9 - 12 Study Guide

John 9 – 12 – Encountering the Word Download PDF “Encountering the Word”  7 Studies in John 9 – 12Download this study guide.Sample questions from this study guide:John 12:37 – 50Belief and Unbelief1.      Can you recall a time when you were swayed by the opinion of the majority against your better judgment?What was the outcome?2.     In many countries it’s illegal for Christians to gather publicly. Do you think believers there should meet in public and face the consequences, or keep their faith private?Read John 12:37 – 503.     Knowing John’s purpose in recording the signs that Jesus performed (see John 20:30 – 31) what is John saying about the people he describes in verse 37?4.     Why is “the arm of the Lord” coupled with the message from God in the quotation from Isaiah 53?In Isaiah you’ll find “the LORD” indicating God’s personal name.5.     How do the two quotes from Isaiah shed…

John 6 – 8 Encountering the Word

John 6 - 8 BSG

John 6 – 8 – Encountering the Word Bible Study Guide Download PDF “Encountering the Word” – 6 Studies in John 6 – 8Download this study guide.Sample questions from this study guide:John 6:41: – 71The Bread of Life, Part 31.      What do you feel is the hardest thing about following Jesus?2.     What reasons have you heard people give for their decision not to follow or obey Jesus?Read John 6:41 – 713.     If you had to choose a key verse that summed up or represented this section, which verse would you choose?4.     What have the Jewish opponents of Jesus not understood about God?5.     What does this section add to our understanding of Jesus’ identity as “the bread of life?”6.     How is the comparison between “the bread of life” and the manna during the wilder­ness wanderings continued and developed in these verses?7.     In verses 44 & 45 Jesus draws on the words…

John 1 – 5 Encountering the Word

John 1 - 5 Study Guide

John 1 – 5 – Encountering the Word – Bible Study Guide Download PDF “Encountering the Word” – 6 Studies in John 1 – 5Download the complete study guide.Sample questions from this study:John 1:1 – 18  The Word Became Flesh1.      If someone was to write your biography, how would the opening paragraph read?2.     What is the evidence that you find most convinces you that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God?Read John 1:1 – 183.     Why do you think John begins his gospel as he does, rather than with the infancy nar­ratives such as we see in Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels?4.     What is the significance of the title “the Word” which John applies to Jesus?5.     What claims does John make about Jesus’ identity and character?6.     Are you aware of any ways in which these claims are demonstrated to be true through Jesus’ ministry??7.     Why do you think many people…

Hebrews 1 – 6 Through His Son

Hebrews 1 - 6 Study Guide

Hebrews 1 – 6 “Through His Son” – Bible Study Guide Download PDF “Through His Son” 6 Studies in Hebrews 1 – 6Download the complete study guideSample Questions from Study 1:The Last Word.  Hebrews 11.    Do you learn best by listening, watching, or doing?2.     Where do you think people tend to put their trust when life gets difficult or the future uncertain?3.     What are some of the ways that people say God speaks today?Read Hebrews 14.     From what you read in chapter 1, what issues in the church does the writer of the letter to the Hebrews seem to be addressing?5.     The author employs a number of quotations from the Old Testament to speak about Jesus.  Why do you think he does this?6.     What does the author say about how God has spoken to his people in the past?7.     How is God’s way of speaking in Christ now different?8.    …

Ephesians – First Things First

Ephesians - First Things First Study Guide

Ephesians – First Things First Download PDF “First Things First” – 3 Studies in Ephesians 1, 3 & 5Sample questions from this study:Study 1.   Ephesians 1:1 – 231. Someone mentions the word ‘church’ in a conversation. List some of the possibilities of what they could be talking about2. What aspect of God’s work for you do you give thanks for the most?Read Ephesians 1:1 – 233. What works, achievements or blessings are attributed to the different persons of the Trinity?   – Father   – Son   – Spirit4. Can you define any of the “spiritual blessings” in your own words?5. What do we have to do in order to take hold of these blessings of God?6. What do you think are the differences between spiritual blessings and other kinds of blessings?7. What do you think could help you appreciate God’s blessings more fully?8. What stands out most clearly for you in Ephesians…

Acts 1 – 8 What Kind of Church?

Acts 1 - 8 Study Guide

Acts 1 – 8 – “What Kind of Church” Download PDF “What Kind of Church” – 8 Studies in Acts 1 – 8The early chapters of Acts capture the life of the church in its infancy. In its first days, weeks, months and years, the Church of Christ takes its first steps in being Christ’s witnesses “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). As God’s people learn what obedience to the Great Commission looks like, they also must deal with appointing leaders, facing opposition, overcoming division, and learning what it means for Gentiles to come to Christ alongside Jews.Sample questions:Acts 1   Committed to Witness1.      Have you ever had to provide eye-witness testimony about some event?2.     Who first told you about Jesus?What aspects of his life and ministry did they explain?3.     How are you at passing on a message to someone…

Galatians – Free at Last

Galatians Free At Last Study Guide

Galatians – Free at Last Download PDF “Free at Last” – 6 Studies in GalatiansSample from this study guide:Faith or Law   Galatians 3:2 – 291. What “rules,” spoken or otherwise, do you see in place in your home, workplace or social circles? How about in churches?2. Think about people you know who aren’t Christians. How do they think they can get (or have got!) into a right relationship with God?3. Do you ever deliberately remind yourself of things you have experienced personally in order to keep believing that something is true?Read Galatians 3:1 – 214. How does Paul describe the relationship between the gospel message, Christian faith and the Holy Spirit?5. What are the Galatian Christians adding to the message of Jesus that they first heard?6. What is Paul hoping the Galatians will realise in verses 1 – 5?7. In what situations, or regarding what issues, do Christians today need…