In Jr. High OTTAGETTU this Wednesday, March 16th, we’ll continue our series on the Bible by focusing on practical ideas for navigating its pages – in other words, discovering the life-changing truths the Bible contains.
The Bible is filled with wisdom, knowledge, love, hope, comfort, & promises from God. But if we’re honest, the Bible sometimes can feel a little intimidating. It’s a big book, its original audience lived thousands of years ago, it was originally written in other languages in another part of the world, & parts of it can be really hard to understand.
Jesus gave us a great promise: The Holy Spirit will help us understand what God is saying to us & will guide us into truth (John 14:17; 16:13). Using Proverbs 2:1-6, our students will discover that to understand God’s Word, we need to read it, talk to other people about it, ask God for help in understanding it, & live out what we’ve learned.
Here are some questions that could help you as you talk with your teenager about this week’s lesson:
Which parts of the Bible do you find easiest to read, & why? Which parts are most difficult to read, & why?
What’s one thing you’ve learned recently from a friend about the Bible or about being a follower of Jesus?
Why is it important to apply what we read & learn in the Bible?