September 1, 2014

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“Godly Advice for Teenagers”

Bible Study on God’s Advice and Bible verses for Teenagers:

Psalm 119:9 “How can a YOUNG MAN or YOUNG WOMAN cleanse his or her way? By taking heed according to Your Word.”

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Circle of Teens
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God was a teenager once.

About 2,000 years ago, God experience life as a teenager.  In fact, God described His teen years this way in Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”  Is it hard to imagine God as a teenager?

The God-of-the-universe experienced the
world-of-a-teenager for Himself.

Bible verses for teenagers
7 fun years of a teenage life.

If you do the math, Jesus spent twice as many years as a teenager as He did in ministry.  God obviously felt it was important for Himself to BE A TEENAGER too.  He also obviously felt it was important for TEENAGERS to hear advice straight from Him, directly from Him.

Here is God’s very own godly advice in the Bible for Teenagers:
Bible verses for teenagers

God’s advice for Teens in Psalm 119:9-11

“How can a YOUNG MAN or YOUNG WOMAN keep his or her way pure?  By taking heed according to Your Word.  With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, don’t let me wander from Your commandments!  Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You.”

God begins with a question for you.  “How in the world, in a world like this, can a young man or young women keep their way CLEAN?”.  Please know, Jesus didn’t grow up in a Holy City.  Jesus grew up in Nazareth.  Nazareth was no city of saints.  It was not a ‘good’ place to grow up, not exactly a ‘healthy environment’ for young people.  So, how did Jesus keep himself ‘pure’ growing up in a place like that?

The same way you can … by taking heed according to His Own Word (the Bible).

God’s advice for you is to pay attention to His Word, get His Word into your heart, seek the Lord with your WHOLE HEART, even now, while you are young.  Don’t wander away from God’s Word!

Be in God’s Word.
Bible verses for teenagers

God’s advice for Teens in Proverbs 1:2-5,7

To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, to the YOUNG MAN and YOUNG WOMAN knowledge and discretion—a wise man or woman will hear and increase learning, and a man or woman of understanding will attain wise counsel … the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Your Decisions will determine your Life!

Many of the decisions you make as a Teenager will impact and affect the rest of your life.  You need WISDOM to make the right decisions and choices in your life!  God’s Word gives you the wisdom and instruction and understanding and knowledge and prudence and discretion and wise counsel that you need to succeed.

Go to God and go to God’s Word to get wisdom.

AND, get a healthy ‘fear of the Lord’ while you are young too!

That’s where WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE begins.

In other words, if your greatest fear in life is the ‘fear of the Lord’, then you’re good to go.  If the ‘fear of the Lord’ is NOT your greatest fear in life, then you’re going to run into trouble.

GREAT EXAMPLE FOR YOU:  Daniel 1:17 “As for these four YOUNG MEN, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom.”

Be wise.
Bible verses for teenagers

God’s advice for Teens in Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 and 12:1

Rejoice O YOUNG MAN and YOUNG WOMAN in your YOUTH, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your YOUTH; walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these God will bring you into judgment [in other words: God will hold you accountable for your actions] … therefore Remove sorrow from your heart and put away evil from your flesh for childhood and youth are vanity.  Remember now your Creator in the days of your YOUTH, before the difficult days come and the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them.’”

God says here in Ecclesiastes that there are 3 ‘R’s for a happy teenage-life and teen-experience.

ONE, Rejoice in your youth – the energy and enjoyment of being young.

TWO, Remove sorrow and evil from your flesh.  Don’t make bad choices.  Do right.

THREE, Remember your Creator during your teen-years.

Essentially, God says I created you to “have fun, avoid evil, and enjoy Me in your YOUTH” so you don’t experience another ‘R’ word —> Regret!

Be happy. Be good.
Bible verses for teenagers

God’s advice for Teens in Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you not known? Have you not heard?  The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  His understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength.  Even the YOUTHS shall faint and be weary, and the YOUNG MEN and YOUNG WOMEN … those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Remember your Creator … AND ALSO wait on Him!

God is telling you to not rush through your teen years.  Don’t rush through your life in these 7 important years of being a Teenager or you will wear yourself out.  You will weary yourself spiritually and emotionally if you rush through your life.  WAIT ON THE LORD!  Wait on His timing.  Waiting on His strength.  Isn’t it interesting that Jesus didn’t begin His ministry until He was 30 years old?  Not even God rushed through His teen-years.  He enjoyed them and waited on the Lord.

Think again on Luke 2:52, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

Be patient.
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God’s advice for Teens in 1 Timothy 4:12 and Titus 2:6-8

“Let no one despise your YOUTH, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  Titus 2:6-8  “Likewise, exhort YOUNG MEN and YOUNG WOMEN to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to have a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that no one has something evil to say of you.”

God says BE A BELIEVER and BE AN EXAMPLE!  Have a pattern of good works.  Don’t think for a minute that your life doesn’t matter as a Teenager.  God says in your words and in your actions and in your thoughts be an example of God’s love and God’s spirit.

Be faithful; be pure.
Bible verses for teenagers

God’s advice for Teens in 1 John 2:13-17

“I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning.  I write to you YOUNG MEN and YOUNG WOMEN because you have overcome the wicked one.  I write to you little children because you have known the Father.  I have written to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you YOUNG MEN and YOUNG WOMAN because you are strong and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.  Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him or her.  For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.  The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he or she who does the will of God abides forever.”

Teenagers … we’re back to God’s first advice to you in Psalms 119, LET THE WORD OF GOD ABIDE IN YOU!  Overcome the wicked one (Satan)!  Fall in love with God; do NOT fall in love with the world.  Do the will of God!  God says the world is passing away, all of it is passing away, BUT he or she who does the will of God will abide forever, live forever.

Don’t trust in your flesh.  Don’t trust in your eyes.

Don’t trust in your own self-pride.

Be strong.
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Now that’s GOOD ADVICE whether you’re a Teenager or not.

Bible verses for teenagers
Go live these 7 years for God!

You’ll never, never regret it.

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Bible verses for teenagers

Jesus the ‘Savior’!

Part 5 of 10 – Christmas Bible Study on the 10 ‘S’ Names of Jesus in the OT:

Updated:  Old Testament Bible Verses about Jesus the Savior!

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Global Mens Group is not affiliated in any way with Worship House Media (creator of video below)

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Never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Anyway, the world could use some peace and goodwill tonight.

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We all need SOMEONE to save the day, SOMEBODY to save us!

But there was no one, absolutely nobody.

And rescue was far from us.

He saw it, and it saddened Him.

The Lord saw that there was no man … no intercessor … no savior … so He took it upon Himself to bring salvation near to us.

Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior
I am paraphrasing Isaiah chapter 59 from the Old Testament.  See what it says for yourself!
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Isaiah 59:1-20 (excerpts)

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BEHOLD, THE LORD’S HAND IS NOT SHORTENED THAT IT CANNOT SAVE;
Nor is His ear heavy that it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear …
No one calls for justice nor does any plead for truth …
Therefore justice is far from us nor does righteousness overtake us;
We look for light but there is darkness!
For brightness but we walk in blackness!
We grope for the wall like the blind; we grope as if we had no eyes;
We look for justice but there is none;
FOR SALVATION BUT IT IS FAR FROM US.
For our transgressions are multiplied before You,
And our sins testify against us;
For our transgressions are with us,
And as for our iniquities, we know them:
In transgressing and lying against the LORD,
And departing from our God …
Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off;
For truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter …

THEN THE LORD SAW IT,
AND IT DISPLEASED HIM THAT THERE WAS NO JUSTICE.
He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor;
Therefore His own arm brought SALVATION for Him;
And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.
For He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
And a helmet of salvation on His head …
The Redeemer will come to Zion.”
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

The Lord saw we all needed it.  So, God became a Savior for us.  God brought salvation for us by His own arm.

Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior
God became our justice.

God became our salvation.

God became our intercessor.

God became our righteousness.

God Himself for us … God our Savior.
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Isaiah 43:1-11 (excerpts)

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“Thus says the LORD, who created you, and He who formed you,
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine …
FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, YOUR SAVIOR …
Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored,
And I have loved you … Fear not, for I am with you …
Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him or her.

Bring out the blind people who have eyes and the deaf who have ears.
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled …
‘You are My witnesses,’ says the LORD, ‘My servant whom I have chosen’,
That you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no God formed nor shall there be after Me.

I, EVEN I, AM THE LORD, AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO SAVIOR.”
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Isaiah 45:3-22 (excerpts)

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THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT I, THE LORD,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.
I have even called you by your name;
I have named you …
I am the LORD and there is no other;
There is no God besides Me.
I will gird you, though you have not known Me,
That you may know from the rising of the sun to its setting
That there is none besides Me.
I AM THE LORD AND THERE IS NO OTHER …
Rain down, you heavens from above,
And let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,
And let righteousness spring up together.
I, the LORD have created it.
I have made the earth and created man on it.
I—My hands—stretched out the heavens,
And all their host I have commanded” …
‘Truly You are God, who hide Yourself,
O GOD OF ISRAEL, THE SAVIOR!’
“For thus says the LORD,
Who created the heavens, Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
I am the LORD and there is no other.
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain’;
I, the LORD, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right …
Who has declared this from ancient time?
Who has told it from that time?
Have not I, the LORD?
And there is no other God besides Me,
A JUST GOD AND A SAVIOR;
there is none besides Me.
Look to Me, and BE SAVED
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God and there is no other.”
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Isaiah 49:1-13,26 (excerpts)

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“Listen to Me, O coastlands, and take heed you peoples from afar!
The LORD has called Me [JESUS] from the womb; [THE VIRGIN BIRTH]
From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name …
And now the LORD says, Who formed Me from the womb to be HIS SERVANT
Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
That You should be MY SALVATION to the ends of the earth.’

Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One,
To Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors,
To the SERVANT of rulers: ‘Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship,
Because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel;
And He has chosen You.’

Thus says the LORD: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard You,
And in the DAY OF SALVATION I have helped You;
I will preserve You and give You as a covenant to the people,
To restore the earth, to cause them to inherit THE desolate heritages;
That You may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’
To those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves’ …

Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth!
And break out in singing, O mountains!
For the LORD has comforted His people,
And will have mercy on His afflicted …
I, THE LORD, AM YOUR SAVIOR,
And your Redeemer,
the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

You see, the Lord saw we all needed it.  So, God became a Savior for us.  God brought salvation for us by His own arm.

Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior
Jesus became our justice.

Jesus became our salvation.

Jesus became our intercessor.

Jesus became our righteousness.

God Himself for us … God our Savior.

It is these scriptures out of the Old Testament book of Isaiah that led Mary, the mother of Jesus, to say:
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Luke 1:46-51

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“And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord,
AND MY SPIRIT HAS REJOICED IN GOD MY SAVIOR …
For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name, and His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation, He has shown strength with His arm.”

It is these same scriptures from the OT book of Isaiah that led the Angels announcing His birth, to say:
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Luke 2:10-14

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“Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a SAVIOR,
who is Christ the Lord … Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’”
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

We all desperately needed it!

Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior
Someone to save the day.

So, God Himself brought salvation for us.

God Himself was born for us.

God our Savior.

The kindness and love of a Savior.
Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior

Titus 3:4-7

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THE KINDNESS AND THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR TOWARD MAN APPEARED,
not by works of righteousness which we have done,
but according to His mercy He SAVED us,
through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
whom He poured out on us abundantly
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR,

that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.”

Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior
Jesus became our justice and righteousness.

Jesus became our peace and goodwill.

Jesus became our hope and life.

Jesus the ‘Savior’!

for us.

Old Testament Bible verses about Jesus the Savior
The other 10 ‘S’ names of Jesus in the OT:
Jesus the ‘Seed’!
Jesus the ‘Star’!
Jesus the ‘Scepter’!
Jesus the ‘Son’!
Jesus the ‘Servant’!

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