The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 7: Help Where Help Is Needed

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 7: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28, ESV) “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves,…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 6: Being Authentic

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 6: Being Authentic “Whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33, ESV) “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6, ESV) “Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 5: Reaching Beyond Our Walls

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 5: Reaching Beyond Our Walls “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (Matthew 5:14-15, ESV) “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 4: Being an Encourager

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 4: Being an Encourager “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, ESV) “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” (James 1:19, ESV) Have you ever received some upsetting news—failing a test, or getting fired from your job, or maybe even the death…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 3: Mentoring Your Younger Christian Friends

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 3: Mentoring Your Younger Christian Friends Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, ESV) Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1, ESV) When I was younger, I heard the word “mentor” a lot in church, school, and even in casual conversations. I…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 2: Being Inclusive

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 2: Being Inclusive  “[Be] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3, ESV) “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12:4-5, ESV) No one likes that gut-wrenching feeling…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 1: Godly Friends Are the Best Friends

Welcome to this study about being involved in your local church! I am very passionate about this topic, and I hope that we can both learn something valuable to apply in our lives through this study. I hope you’ll join me with an open heart to the Word of God, and maybe even a warm cup of coffee in your hand.  The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 1: Godly…

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Living for Christ as a Youth 7: Being Open & Honest

Living for Christ as a Youth Day 7: Being Open & Honest  “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” (Ephesians 4:25, NIV) “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18, ESV) This topic can be a hard one for younger people, because talking about feelings…

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Living for Christ as a Youth 6: The Importance of Respect

Living for Christ as a Youth Day 6: The Importance of Respect  “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12, ESV) “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning,…

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Living for Christ as a Youth 5: The Struggle of Comparison

Living for Christ as a Youth Day 5: The Struggle of Comparison  “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith.” (Romans 12:4-6, ESV) I…

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