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Begin with a prayer. Divide teens into four groups and ask them to take out their Bibles. If the group is too small for four groups, divide it in half and have each group take two sections in the directions that
Let the teens know that today is going to be a different style of Bible Study, more group interactive and less “classroom” format. Have the four “groupings” of verses below written out on a board or large sheet of paper. Each of the four groups will have one grouping of verses. In each grouping will appear several verses for small group members to look up; encourage everyone to participate and take different verses. Once everyone in the group has found their verse, have them meditate on it and find “what it means to them”. Then have the group take turns slowly reading the verse aloud and sharing their observations on one another’s verses.
After that has transpired in each group, the facilitator will ask the groups to come back together and have a brief large group discussion about what the verses made them think about and how they “come to life” in the teens’ real lives. The facilitator will then work through the outline hearing as verses are read and offering the italicized lines as transitions between the points being made and the truths being offered.
To close, the facilitator will write the final five verses on a board and have teens look them up and proclaim them aloud before the group, offering each one as a prayer.