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TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE JOURNEY
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STEPPING STONE #9
CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE
Welcome back to
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
I trust you're
taking just one step a day,
it IS the best way!
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY ADVENTURE
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE PATH TO PEACE
Glad to join you again here on THE PATH! Youíve been
quite the busy beaver, the last few days, weeding out your garden and should be
feeling a lil better and even possess some Faith in God working
But there still may be that empty feeling and the old
doubts may be trying to creep in.
Why is that?
Itís because inside of you, where all the weeds
were, now there is a big empty space ... It is like a magnet drawing
anything to fill in the blank space. A VOID that you must CHOOSE
to fill with something good, so the weeds donít creep back in.
When the bad comes out, fill it back in with good.
You probably sense by now the passion to do good and
wanna find ways to do it ...
But, how do you do that tho?
Surround yourself with things of
God ... I like to call it "God stuff" ...
Pictures, key chains, refridge magnets,
plaques, plants, books, magazines, drawings, posters, etc. ... Anything that reminds you to stay on your
path. You already started doing this back at THE GARDEN GATE but you
must now CHOOSE to surround yourself even MORE with that which you
WANT to become.
PONDER ON THESE WORDS:
Think on things that you want, Do not THINK on
things that you donít want.
Do you UNDERSTAND that?
Instead of THINKING about this ... THINK about
Focus on the positive.
Put sticky notes on your mirrors, write yourself
notes or scripture passages and put 'em
everywhere yo go from bedroom to kitchen to bathroom mirror.
Here are some samples:
Think good thoughts.
Walk the walk.
With God all things
I can do all things
who strengthens me.
Forget the past,
Abide with God.
The TRUTH will
set you free.
the good fight.
GOD is LOVE.
and THE LIFE.
Never give up.
Keep the faith.
Believe to receive.
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY LESSON
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE ADVICE
You could write some of your fav Scriptures or lil
sayings that get you SPIRITED.
There are other things you can do to fill that VOID.
Hang a cross on your rear view mirror. Attach an
angel sticker to your telephone receiver. Put an inspirational book in
the glove box of your car, you never know when youíll be waiting in a
doctorís office, in line at the bank, or at a railroad crossing
waiting for a slow train to pass. Idle time is when the devil loves to
do his mischief the most.
Think about this ... You become what you surround yourself with.
If you surround yourself with God stuff, youíll
become of God.
This is also a great reminder that you may want to
use in several places.
What Would Jesus Do?
Iíd like you to do a little positive reinforcement
about something now, if you will ...
Remember back to when we talked about Godís GRACE
in STEPPING STONE #3.
As time passes, youíll find that you begin to make
the right choices, out of love ...
Cmon ... It is easy if you are in love with someone
you do not do what you do out of fear of losing em you do what you do
cuz ya LOVE em and wanna show it.
CHOOSE to show God your Love by learning as much
about Him as you can and the relationship grows.
I delight to do thy will,
O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE VACATION
When Godís law is in your heart, you will WANT
to do His will, because you know Heís looking out for your best
I will put my law in their inward
write it in their hearts;
and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
A new heart
also will I give you, and a
new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony
heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And
I will put my Spirit within you
and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments,
and do them.
HOW LONG LORD?
Now, I know you are ready to have these promises
fulfilled and to be healed and maybe even able to help others and ya
wanna know how long until it is completed.
When you think of king David, probably the
first things that come to mind are his heroic act of killing the giant
Goliath, and that he was the apple of Godís eye.
Sounds like he had it going on huh?
You may even imagine he walked around without a care
in the world.
Well, David had his
problems too as we touched on a lil earlier on the Path.
much of his life hiding from king Saul who was trying to kill him
because Saul was jealous of David. In the Psalms of the Bible, David
prayed for Godís intervention. Eight times he pleaded, How long,
Lord? Though we naturally feel impatience, our fortitude does not
go unnoticed by God.
Patience is a virtue.
It teaches love. How you
Letís take a little FIELD TRIP and find out.
There was a
Pharisee named Simon who invited Jesus to come to his house and
eat with him. Jesus went to Simonís home and sat down to eat,
when a woman in the city, who was a sinner, brought an alabaster
box of ointment (perfume) to Simonís house when she heard that
Jesus was there. She stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and
started to wash His feet with tears, then she wiped them with
her hair, kissed His feet, then anointed them with the ointment.
SEEKING TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE SCRIPTURE
When Simon saw this, he thought to
himself, This man, if He were a prophet, would have known that this
woman touching Him is a sinner. Jesus said, Simon, I have something to
say to you. Simon said, Master, say it.
Jesus then told this parable:
There was a certain creditor who had two debtors.
One owed five hundred pence and the other owed fifty. When they had
nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me then, which of them will
love him most?
Simon answered, I suppose the one that He forgave
the most. Jesus said,
Then Jesus turned to the woman and said to Simon,
Do you see this
woman? I entered into your house and you gave me no water for my feet,
but sheís washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. You
gave me no kiss, but since the time I came in, this woman hasnít
stopped kissing my feet. You didnít anoint my head with oil, but this
woman has anointed my feet with ointment. So, I say to you, Her sins,
which are many, are forgiven; because she showed much love, but to
whom little is forgiven, they show little love.
While you patiently endure the time it takes to be
free of your problem, God is gradually and patiently strengthening
your love and trust in Him. You donít want to rush that. No more than
you would want to rush into any other long term relationship.
problem goes away suddenly, itís likely that youíll forget the miracle
just as suddenly.
How long did it take your problem to develop
into something that you realized will take Godís hand to remove it?
How long has there been distance between you and your Father?
knows that we appreciate things more when they take longer to achieve
them. Itís just a fact. God knows what Heís doing. Heís in control.
LET GO AND LET GOD!
LET GO (of your problem), AND LET GOD (remove it)!
All things work together for good to them that love
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY TEACHINGS
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE TRAIL
It took 40 days and 40 nights for the Lord to give
Moses all the laws for His people. Think of Jesusí healing as a
progressive miracle, not something thatís going to happen all at once.
Donít be impatient for the Lord to Act! Travel steadily along His path.
CHANGE YOUR HABITS
Time for another FIELD TRIP!
God has some favorite numbers and one of them is 40.
These are some of the times the Lord used the number 40.
days and 40
nights of the Great Flood.
Moses was in the mount for
40 days and
The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness
The children of Israel spied out the land for
years of peace in the days of Gideon.
Goliath provoked the army of Israel for
King David reigned for
Elijah was fed and strengthened by an Angel for
Ezekiel laid on his right side to bear the
iniquity of Israel for
God gave Nineveh
days to change their evil ways.
Jesus fasted and was tempted for
40 days and
Jesus was seen for
days after His resurrection by His disciples.
Pretty COOL huh?
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY ON HABITS
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE CHART
Notice that in most of these examples, 40 days is
the time that God chose for periods of cleansing or testing of one's
faith of one kind or another. If you want to establish a new good
habit or break an old one, let the number
40 days stick in
Make yourself a chart like this example:
Write the habit you wish to establish or break here.
For each day that you perform your new habit or
surrender your old one, put a check mark in one of the squares. If you
donít accomplish your goal for even one day, start over again. You
must be successful for 40 days IN A ROW.
You may be thinking ďI have
to start ALL over again?Ē The goal is to make this a permanent habit.
You wonít be practicing your old habit, or you will be practicing your
new one forever, anyway. So, what's the prob?
If youíd like, you can do this as one of your
MIRACLE GROW activities.
Repeat this over and over in your mind ...
Many attempts repeated, complete any undertaking!
Keep in mind, that youíre building a whole new
lifestyle for yourself.
Dedication and devotion to your cause is so very important.
God is not unrighteous to forget your
work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward His name ... be not
slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit
BUT ... BUT ... BUT
HABITS ARE SO HARD TO BREAK
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY ON NO EXCUSES
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE PROMISE
Let me give you an illustration that will change
your thoughts about that.
Eating is something that most people love to
But fall in love, and suddenly your appetite
vanishes as do other thoughts and habits.
Thatís because youíve changed your thoughts which
changed your habits.
The passion that you have for something directly
affects how successful you will be at it. Plant a new seed of
determination in your garden, right there in that empty void thatís
ready for new growth.
Love is an easy passion to follow. Sooooooo, apply
love to your lifestyle.
Love the fact that youíre on the right path.
Love the fact that youíre strengthening your
relationship with God.
Love the fact that you can see changes beginning in
Love the feeling of renewing your mind.
Love Jesus for offering you forgiveness every day.
Love the Holy Spirit for waiting for you to decide
to ask for help.
Love the freedom that Godís Grace gives you.
GOD IS LOVE
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Ask Him to remove your old habits, and transfer the
passion you had for them to serving Him.
LET GO AND LET GOD!
LET GO (of your problem), AND LET GOD (remove it)!
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HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE VOW
Some changes that youíll want to make are minor, but
there will be major ones too. Some will be harder than others. Some
will seem extremely hard. It all depends on your heartfelt dedication
... Your passion to achieve your goal.
Consider your friendships. If you surround yourself
with ungodly people, guess what youíre likely to become? If they donít
understand your desire to separate yourself from things that put
distance between you and God, then you may wanna look up the
definition of FRIEND and see if them demanding you do something, that
you feel is wrong is what a Friend does.
Nobody is saying that you should kick your friends
to the curb ...
I am saying you should not play follow the leader
with anyone but JESUS.
Now having them follow HIM is a thought to consider,
BUT ... If it comes to making a CHOICE.
A true friend would not require anything of ya that
would take you from your Love and hope. They would understand, if not
There are friends that one hath to his own hurt; but there is a friend
that sticketh closer than a brother.
A true friend loveth at all times.
A friend loveth at all
times, and a brother is
born for adversity.
Remember this TRUTH
Anything or anyone that comes between you and God, is closer to God
than you are.
Which is closer to God, you or 😊?
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters,
saith the Lord Almighty.
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY DISCOVERY
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE BLESSSINGS
Fellowship with other Christians will help you stay
on the Path ... On Godís path. Some people have called it ďthe lonely
road of Faith.Ē
But in all TRUTH, youíre never alone.
You have God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit with you
always, not to mention millions and millions of Christians that are
out there dealing with the same thing. Hundreds of thousands sojourn
thru the Oasis community itself and many of those chose to become
members of the Oasis and are available to fellowship with and even
befriend in the forums and chat room.
They will even pray with and for ya ...
2 Corinthians 1:11
Ye also helping together
by prayer for us, that for the
gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given
by many on our behalf.
Prayer of others can cause miracles.
Remember Jesusí promise.
If two of you shall agree on
earth as touching
any thing that they shall ask,
it shall be done for them
of my Father which is in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my
name, there I am in the midst of them.
Someone else praying for the same thing you are, IS
Sooooooo ... Take an inventory of your lifestyle.
If there are
things that need to be changed, get rid of the bad, and always replace
it with good. This applies to little things like television shows that
teach compromised morals, as well as big things like maybe your
friends that demand you do things you do not want to do anymore.
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY TRUTH
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE ANSWERS
Everything is important. Think about the wardrobe you choose. Does it
exemplify the godly person you want to be? What about the
conversations you engage in and/or the language you use? Does the
music you listen to promote righteousness? Are the books you read
something youíd share with Jesus? Give one thing as much importance as
another. Another word of advice: Being overly careful about tiny details of one
virtue canít make up for complete neglect of another.
MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES
TEENAGE HOPE IS NEEDED AND TEENAGE HOPE CAN BE ATTAINED BY
CHANGING YOUR VIEWS
Be careful of exchanging one bad habit for another
Keep your eyes on the goal and always think good thoughts!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are
lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any
virtue, and if there be any praise,
THINK on these things.
make mistakes. We fall. Sin gets in our way. Temptation
surrounds us and we don't always resist. But that is exactly
sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins,
and to give us the FREE gift of GRACE! He wants you to ask
forgiveness and keep fighting the good fight of faith. When
you find yourself struggling with feelings of failure,
unworthiness, fear, weakness or shame, just remember that
you so very much and He
wants you to get back up when you stumble. PERSEVERE! NEVER
GIVE UP! If you have a bad day, this study will help you
understand more about the liberating GRACE that our Father
wants each and every one of us to enjoy.
TEEN HOPE BIBLE STUDY SUMMARY
HOW TO HAVE HOPE IN THE BIBLE FACTS CONTINUES
Youíre making wonderful progress. Iím sure you have lots of
wonderful ideas and youíre excited to begin planting. Write down
your ideas as you think of them, because thereís a lot of new
information working in your mind right now and you donít want to
forget one idea while you work on another. Weíll continue on THE
PATH again next time, with another exciting STEPPING STONE.
Don't forget to pull them weeds ...
Have you looked into the
portals to your soul (eyes) lately?
CHANGE is within.
Continuing in EACH step daily is so very important.
over each step often to
be sure you have not
REMEMBER TO JOT A LIL SOMETHING DOWN IN YOUR JOURNAL.
TEENAGE HOPE MAY SEEM IMPOSSIBLE AT
TIMES BUT TEENAGE HOPE IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP
IF YOU SEEK
TEENAGE HOPE AND BELIEVE.
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