Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Phlippians 4:9 |

How to Develop Teenagers for the Lord

Fault lines in the earth are often not seen, but when they create earthquakes, those are seen.  So are the faults in a teenager's heart if not dealt with.

Fault Line #1 - A Walk with God

Example(s): Enoch; Noah
Key Bible Passages: Gen. 5:22-24, 6:9; 2 Cor. 4:16; 1 John 2:13-14

Teaching Points

  • Being with God is more important than Doing for God
  • Walking with God must be the top priority for a believer
  • Look for who God is in the text of scripture

Seeing Points

  • Let them see and hear from your personal devotions (Deuteronomy 6)
  • Purchase/Show them some Bible study tools

Fault Line #2 - Authority

Example(s): Joseph; Daniel; Jesus
Key Bible Passages: Pro. 30:11, 17; Rom. 13:1-4; Heb. 13:7, 13; 1 Pet. 5:1-11

Teaching Points

  • All authority is ordained and delegated by God
  • Authorities will not always do everything right (doesn't give freedom to disobey)
  • Submission to my authority is an attitude of submitting to what God has brought into my life

Seeing Points

  • Let them hear you pray for and submit to authority

Fault Line #3 - Teachability & Tenderness

Example: King Josiah
Key Bible Passages: 2 Kings 22:19; Psalm 25:4-5; Pro. 9:9; Eph. 4:32

Teaching Points

  • Teach them to respond at an invitation
  • Teach them the tender heart
  • Teach them how to respond to rebuke

Seeing Points

  • Be a good rebuker

Fault Line #4 - Handling Hurt

Example: Joseph
Key Bible Passages: Genesis 50:20; Psalm 37, 142; Ephesians 4:31-32; Heb. 12:14-17

Teaching Points

  • Be careful how dealing with hurt
  • hurt will often come from brothers & friends

Seeing Points

  • Be careful of talking about old hurts in front of children
  • Show forgiveness
  • Listen to your children when they are hurt, but give them Biblical help
    • Don't give them the attitude that "they have been wronged"

Fault Line #5 - Discernment in Relationships

Example(s): Amnon; Samson
Key Bible Passages: 2 Samuel 13:3-8; Judges 16; Pro. 1:9-15; 13:20; 19:27; 22:24

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