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Bible Study: Youth Faith - Biblical Text Messages about Young Souls (6/2/2004)
  This four-part study takes an in-depth look at the faith life of young people in the Bible, including Daniel, Mary, the sons of Eli (Hophni and Phinehas), and the rich young ruler.
Bible Study: Youth Stress - Biblical Text Messages for Young Souls (3/1/2007)
  This study takes a look at stress in the life of our kids. It does not assume that stress is an all-consuming problem for kids, nor does it assume that stress for them is negligible. Like most things in life, the situations for stress and kids vary a lot.
God is Not Nice (7/30/2012)
  Part of "Why? A Resource Kit for Talking About Disaster and Tragedy"
Bible Study: Lamentations (7/28/2011)
  Many of us can find consolation in the grieving words of Lamentations. For others, walking down the darkest paths can help us understand the light.
Bible Study: Zapping Zip-Code Christianity (9/1/2006)
  This Bible study helps participants better understand and appreciate how, as members of the Priesthood of All Believers, they are free to model Christ's love for all people, and become "barrier-busters" in His name.
Bible Study: The Addictive Personality (2/1/2006)
  This four-part Bible study presents analysis of prominent Bible characters, their lifestyles, and what they can teach us about addiction and addictive personalities. Use this study to show your youth the historical and present reality of God's grace in healing all wounds, deep and shallow, through the redeeming sacrifice of Christ Jesus.
Bible Study: Be Still and Listen (3/1/2007)
  This two-part Bible study is designed to be a personal study for adult youth workers. Youth workers are busy people! We work long hours to serve others and sometimes feel like we are running on empty. If you feel like you don't have the time to do a personal Bible Study...this is for you! While this study has the adult youth worker in mind, it can also be used as a group Bible study for adults or teens. May God bless your time of meditation!
Bible Study: Cardio Condition: Training A Servant's Heart (4/26/2007)
  This two-part Bible study equips youth to be better servants by examining their hearts for proper motivation, discovering who their neighbor is and focusing on "still time" with God.
A Four-Part Conversational, Real World Bible Study Based on Ecclesiastes (3/1/2007)
  Dr. Mark Meehl provides this four-part Bible study that delves into Wisdom Literature and provides answers to the questions of our mysterious human experience.
A Four-Part Conversational Bible Study that's all about Family (3/1/2007)
  Families. We all have them, for better or worse. Families ideally bring us a loving base from which to venture into the larger world. And in this setting we are loved for who we are, not what we do. This Bible study teaches that all of us belong, or can belong, to such a family. On an eternal scale.
Bible Study: Moses - A Leadership Study (2/4/2014)
  This one-part Bible study looks at the leadership of Moses and concludes that Moses was an effective leader because he looked to and followed God.
Bible Study: Confirmation Rewind (3/1/2006)
  This four-part study discusses the basic concepts of confirmation professed not that long ago by your students. The teachings which they may have accepted and professed without much thought in junior high begin to take on new meaning now that they are older. This Bible study intends to help youth, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, commit themselves to God's Word as they live out their lives in a world eager to devour their faith.
Bible Study: Follow Me! (3/1/2005)
  This four part Bible study by Rev. Daniel Paavola uses vacations and travel as a metaphor to help youth understand the freedom found in picking up their crosses to follow Christ.
Bible Study: I am Baptized! (3/2/2005)
  This Bible study help youths leaders walk youth through the incredibly meaningful liturgy of The Rite of Baptism used by The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.
Bible Study: Whose Space Is It? MySpace! (3/1/2007)
  Explore four concepts of "my space" that we often struggle to release: MyBody, MyLife, MyAttitude and MyLove. With discussion questions that can be tailored to your style of youth group, this study leads students to think differently about "whose" space their life really is.
Bible Study: Messy Relationships (11/20/2009)
  This Bible study considers Samson and Delilah and Hosea and Gomer and what we can learn about healthy relationships.
Biblical Case Study: Jesus and His Mother (12/17/2011)
  This case study takes a look at the relationship between Jesus and His mother.
Bible Study: iDentity (5/5/2012)
  In this study, we look at our identity from God's point of view.
Bible Study: Can Music Move Mountains? (4/1/2005)
  Can music move us toward a deeper, richer faith in Christ? That is for you and your students to decide as you walk through this study. This study urges you to compare songs with Scripture and discover whether the songs speak God's truth.
Bible Study: Redesigning the Created Human Being (11/19/2010)
  This Bible study will examine the redesigning of the created human being via Assistive Reprodctive Technology, and its impact on the future of mankind as some use this biotechnology in the pursuit of happiness and personal desire. This purpose will be examined in light of 'what it means to be human' as a created and redeemed child of God.
Bible Study: When I Grow Up (10/2/2008)
  This Bible study by DCE Emily Norman looks at questions youth ask as they prepare for life after high school, giving them a Scriptural foundation they can use as they make plans about college career, and life.
Bible Study: Losers vs. Winners (5/7/2010)
  What does it mean to be a winner according to the world? What does it mean to be a winner according to God? This study looks at how our perceptions and our lives are changed as we are transformed by God working in our lives. This study works well as a series or at a retreat.
Bible Study: His Image (4/1/2009)
  This three-part study considers what it means to be made in God's image. Using Mary Shelley's story of Frankenstein, students will consider how God created mankind, how we have fallen, and how God redeems us through His Son.
Bible Study: New Challenges and New Opportunities (6/4/2011)
  In this study for eighth graders, students will explore three stories of people who were taken from a place of comfort and found themselves in a new environment where they had to face adversity.
Bible Study: Sermon on the Mount (2/11/2013)
  This three-session Bible study digs into Jesus' sermon on the mount, finding truths that we still need today.
Bible Study: Visiting with Angels (10/23/2009)
Bible Study: Hall of Heroes (8/21/2012)
  We stand shoulder to shoulder with heroes of the past in the great Kingdom halls of our Savior!
Bible Study: David and Jonathan (4/16/2012)
  David and Jonathan provide an interesting case study in godly friendships, as an unlikely pair given David's destiny to serve as the "Anointed King" of Israel in place of Prince Jonathan whose father hates David. The "soap opera-esque" dynamics provide an interesting look at how a friendship that is founded in Jesus can overcome all kinds of worldly obstacles.
Biblical Case Study: Jesus vs. Satan (12/9/2011)
  This Bible study takes a look at how Jesus overcame temptation.
Bible Study: Sabbath Rest (7/6/2009)
A Meditative Exercise in Sabbath Being (7/6/2009)
Bible Study: He is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia! (1/11/2013)
  Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with this Easter Bible study.
Bible Study: Through the Desert with a Bunch of Flaky Whiners (5/29/2009)
  A 5-part Bible study by DCE Candice Bielss on Moses and many of his moments in ministry. This study is a great personal reflection for anyone in youth ministry, and could also be used with ministry teams.
Bible Study: What is Marriage? (10/29/2012)
  A quick Google search on marriage, a short session of channel-flipping or a poll of one's social circle will easily show you that it is a question with various answers, many of them contradictory to each other. As Christians, this is one of the most important questions we can ask, and it is imperative that we know how God answers this question as revealed in Scripture. With prayer and open hearts, let's take a look at God's definition of marriage and what that means for our lives.
Bible Study: Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark (11/13/2009)
  This one-part Bible study considers Paul, Barnabas and John Mark and relationships between friends.
Bible Study: Ruth and Naomi, A Case Study (11/13/2009)
Bible Study: Relationship Case Study: Jesus and the People He Healed (12/11/2009)
  This one-part Bible study considers our relationship with Jesus and our need for healing from sin.
Bible Study: Relationship Case Study - Jesus and Peter (12/18/2009)
Bible Study: Relationship Case Study - Jesus and the Pharisees (1/8/2010)
Bible Study: In Everything (10/1/2010)
  Focusing on the verse, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6).
Bible Study: Navigating the World at Your Fingertips (4/25/2014)
  This one-part Bible study explores the murky waters of the online world and looks at what the Bible has to say about our behavior both on- and off-line.
Bible Study: Gifted (11/9/2011)
  These studies encourage young people to identify with a few spiritual gifts from a list of 15.
Bible Study: Jesus and Culture (11/3/2008)
  This four-part Bible study looks at who Jesus is and answers questions like What has the cultural embrace of a distorted Jesus done to our view of our Savior? Does the insertion of a distorted Jesus into secular culture make the culture more Christian, or Christianity more secular? Should Jesus simply be my Savior, or must He also be all those things that a therapeutic culture demands?
Bible Study: Don't Blame God (4/19/2013)
  This one-part Bible study walks through Scripture passages to use when talking about issues of continuing in sin, homosexuality, or other issues that society deems acceptable.
Spiritual Practices: Service Bible Study (9/24/2010)
War Horse Bible Study (8/14/2012)
  Bible study for use with the film War Horse.
Gideon: Asking for Proof (8/14/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Gideon and teaches us truths about God's character.
Bible Study: Noah - God's Crazy Request (8/22/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Noah and teaches us truths about God's character.
Bible Study: Case Study - Daniel and the Kings (10/15/2010)
Bible Study: Abraham - A Father's Sacrifice (9/3/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Abraham.
Bible Study: Ruth - God's Provision (9/24/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Ruth and the ways God provides for His people.
Bible Case Study: Jesus and John the Baptist (12/2/2011)
  John the Baptist's relationship with Jesus was so incredibly humble.
Bible Study: It's a Jungle Out There (5/11/2011)
  Making one's own decisions is an exciting part of growing up. But making decisions can also be like going on a jungle safari. The whole idea of decision-making for junior highers sounds exotic, exciting. Yet there's an element of fear: What's really going to happen if I choose this? What will be best for me? What will harm me?
Bible Study: My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? (1/25/2013)
  There are times that we feel forsaken. This Bible study will help us find ways of dealing with it.
Bible Study: Family Conflicts - Resolving or Dissolving (10/17/2012)
  Family conflict is fact, not fiction, and will continue, rather than disappear, because even as Christians we still have our sinful human nature. But thanks be to Godthrough Jesus Christ we have Gods forgiveness and His own love to enable us to combat our sinful nature and to resolve family conflicts.
Bible Study: Philippians (11/30/2011)
  Even though Paul writes his letter to the Philippians from prison, he knows that he and his friends live under God's umbrella.
Retreat: Black and White and Shades of Gray (2/23/2012)
  Because we desire the simplicity of being able to view life's issues as black and white, shades of gray make us uncomfortable and create tension for us. This retreat will help you explore these issues with youth.
Life...The Great Pressure Cooker (5/18/2011)
  Help junior high youth find ways to deal with the pressure in their lives with this junior high event.
Bible Study: With Arms Outstretched (11/2/2011)
  These three Bible studies are designed to help us explore some of our fears of being unloved as we seek the Spirit's help to open us to receive caring from others.
Bible Study: Hold On Loosely (10/7/2011)
  Christians are to view their blessings as true gifts from God for use according to His will and for His purposes.
Bible Study: Remind Me Who I Am (1/2/2013)
  This Bible study uses the song "Remind Me Who I Am" to discuss identity in Christ.
Bible Study: A Visit to Narnia (9/9/2011)
  This four-part Bible study takes us to the world of C.S. Lewis's Narnia, and looks at Edmund's story of redemption and how it relates to our own.
Bible Study: The Nativity Story (8/27/2012)
  This four-part Bible study uses the movie The Nativity Story and is a great resource for Advent.
Bible Study: Stewardship (10/31/2011)
  This three-part Bible study examines our task to rule over creation with great care and love according to the will of God. Stewardship is about more than tithing; it's a lifestyle.
Esther: God's Big Plans (4/20/2012)
  When Esther was faced with a life or death situation, not just for her but also all of the Jews, she looked to her relationship with Mordecai and other trusted people around her, as well as to God to make her decision and gain strength to follow through.
Bible Study: Explode Your Bible (12/3/2013)
  Explode Your Bible is a series dedicated to helping students mark their Bibles in a way that can help them use God's Word in their everyday lives.
Spiderman 3 Bible Study: Forgiveness Fights Your Dark Side (8/2/2012)
  Sin sticks and takes on a life of its own. The evil we fight is often staring back at us in the mirror. Sin can often be blamed on aliens from another planet, but our dark side can only be faced with a resounding bell of truth. Forgiveness, like sin, is catchy. When we embrace God's forgiveness and healing, we can forgive others and bring healing to relationships.
Bible Study: With My Headphones On (7/12/2013)
  a Bible study based on the song "Headphones" by Jars of Clay
Family Night: Joseph's Family Scavenger Hunt (10/23/2012)
  A family night and scavenger hunt with a Bible study about Joseph and his family.
Bible Study: Running with God (5/25/2012)
  A Bible study based on Haggais prophecy encouraging us to run with Gods timing to fulfill His purpose for our lives.
Bible Study: Rachel and Leah (10/10/2012)
  A case study based on Rachel and Leah's relationship.
Bible Study: Living Worship (6/8/2012)
  We must see worship as what God does for us, eliciting our response to His grace. Use this Bible study to dive into the concept of the worship lifestyle.
Bible Study: E.T. - The Extraterretrial (9/5/2012)
  This study on the movie E.T. takes a look at friendship and discipleship.
Bible Study: We are the Church! (5/6/2013)
  This two-part Bible study encourages youth to be an active part of their church and to be the church today and not just the future church.
Bible Study: I'm Not a Robot (12/18/2012)
  The song "Robot" by Trip Lee gives a great look at the problem of original sin and the freedom found in Christ.
Bible Study: Do You Believe in Love...Real Love? (3/21/2014)
  This one-part Bible study answers the question, "If love is love, and God is love, then isn't same sex love okay?"
Bible Study: Faith Under Fire - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (8/8/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abenego. and offers some practical steps to prepare and strengthen Christians as they step out into a world that is going to attack them, as they are striving to be faithful to what they believe.
Bible Study: Nehemiah (1/13/2014)
  a Bible study on the prayer of Nehemiah
Bible Study: Rahab - An Unlikely Helper (9/16/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Rahab and the ways God uses the least likely to achieve his purposes.
Bible Study: Joseph - A True Success Story (1/24/2014)
  This one-part Bible study considers the story of Joseph and examines the source of his success in Egypt.
Let's Talk Dating (3/2/2011)
  The youth of today have many questions and concerns when it comes to dating but yet may be hesitant to discuss this topic with parents. In todays promiscuous culture, we need to provide Christian guidance.
Bible Study: Restored (3/1/2007)
  This four-part study delves into what God's Word teaches concerning holistic (wholistic) health. Develop expanded understanding of and appreciation for what it means for a Christian to have a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Let's Talk...The Future (4/27/2011)
  This one-part Bible study looks at the story of Joseph throughout his life to see how God was leading him and how God still leads us today.

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