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Finding Jesus

Application:

How to be made right with God by accepting Jesus as your Saviour.

Materials:

For each young person:
A printed copy of the Study Sheet below.
Bibles or printed out copies of the Scripture verses.
Pens or pencils.

Click here for the Study Sheet

Text:

2 Corinthians 5:17-21.

Memory Verse:

Mark 8:34b, "Whoever will come after Me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow Me."
 

Introduction:

Knowing about Jesus helps us clarify the facts of our faith and the new life that Christ offers.  This study will help answer teens' doubts and questions about Jesus and Salvation, and becoming a Christian.

Facts about Jesus:

Divide the group into teams of three to five, and get them to study the Scriptures below and complete their Study Sheets.  A representative from each team should report back their findings.  Possible answers are included for each question below.

  1. What do you need to ADMIT? (see Romans 3:23) - (That you have sinned and come short of God's standards).
  2. If this is true, then what does this say about your relationship with God? - (You are separated from God).
  3. Write down what you now BELIEVE that God has done for you (see 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 and Galatians 2:20) - God loves you and sent Jesus to die on the cross to take the punishment for your sins.
  4. Write down what Jesus has done for you? - (Jesus died in your place and took all your sins upon Himself, so that you can be forgiven and made right with God).
  5. The third thing you need to do is CONSIDER what Jesus says you need to do to follow Him? (see Mark 8:34) - (Put Jesus first in your life dispite the problems and difficulties you face).
  6. What has He promised in Galatians 4:6-7? - (The Holy Spirit to guide you, and convince you that you are now a child of God).
  7. What has He promised in Philippians 4:13? - (To give you all the strength you need).
  8. What are you going to DO about it?
  9. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus says that He is knocking, but what does He require of you? - (Open your heart and ask Jesus to come into your life).
  10. Can you be sure that you will be accepted by Jesus? (see John 6:37) - (Yes, Jesus has promised to accept you).
The leader should discuss and summarise the findings and draw out conclusions of what was learnt about Jesus Christ from the Bible, and how the teens should respond to Him.  Give an appeal and counsel any teens that respond.  Close with a prayer that God will keep and protect each person.

God Bless!
 

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