Live Pure: Boys – Lesson 1
Philippians 1:9-11 and Romans 3:23; 6:23; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NLT)
1:9 I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
6:20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
Honor God with Your Body
Focus of Teaching for This Series
These four-weeks will challenge preteens to value purity. Both boys and girls groups will be on the same topic, but handling it differently from week to week. Based on Philippians 1:9-11 and Ephesians 5:3, preteens will be challenged to honor their bodies and minds as a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Guys and girls will learn to make wise relationship choices as they understand what it means to pursue righteousness. They will discover the value of keeping their minds, hearts and relationships pure and be challenged to live it out.
We live in a culture that bombards preteens with messages that contradict purity. These messages come from all angles and are constantly tempting them. Some of the sources include: commercials, TV shows, social media, websites, movies, music, magazines, etc. Rather than allowing culture to shape their lives, this series will help preteens to allow God to shape them. The series will leave preteens realizing it’s totally worth it to listen to what God has to say about purity!
How do we honor God with our bodies?
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To help students understand The Church isn’t a building, a program, or a ministry. It isn’t just a place or sacred space. The Church is a gathering of people who follow the teachings of Jesus.