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Growing like Jesus

Growing Spiritually

Application:

Growing as a Christian and pleasing God.

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 Peter 3:18.

Memory Verse:

2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
 

Introduction:

Knowing Jesus as our Saviour brings a change into our life and thoughts.   We become "New Creations" and our desire grows to please Jesus in all we do, think and say.  This study will help teens to grow Spiritually as Christians and live a life that is pleasing to God.

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. List the ways that Colossians 2:6-7 tells you how to grow as a Christian (note they are in the present tense as we continually grow as Christians) - (As you took Jesus as Saviour, so deepen your relationship with Him and strengthen your faith).
  2. Read Psalm 119:105, to find the first area where you can grow in your Christian life - (By reading the Bible).
  3. Read 1 John 5:14-15, to find the second area where you can grow in your Christian life - (By praying).
  4. Read Hebrews 10:25, to find the third area where you can grow in your Christian life - (By attending church and having fellowship - meeting with other Christians).
  5. Read Matthew 28:19, to find the fourth area where you can grow in your Christian life - (By witnessing and spreading the Good News that Jesus offers New Life).
  6. Suggest ways in which you can grow in your Christian life in these four areas.
  7. Set one measurable goal for yourself in each of the four areas above.

It is important that people know what you believe and stand for, but you need to rely on God to make you the sort of person He wants you to be.  Remember your walk as a Christian is more important than your talk.  Than means people must see you behaving as a Christian at all times!

Conclusion
The leader should discuss and summarise the findings and draw out conclusions of what was learnt about growing as a Christian from the Bible, and how the teens should to this.  Close with a prayer of commitment and action by each person.

God Bless!
 

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