Tag Archives: Charles W Harrison

A Prayer for Deliverance: Psalm 17

deliverance: noun 1. the act of delivering 2. salvation 3. liberation I love Psalm 17!  I can not begin to tell you exactly how many times in 3 decades of youth ministry I have prayed this blessed Psalm!  Maybe you have prayed it a few times too?  If you haven’t yet, there will most likely be a day for this Psalm ...

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Ash Wednesday Devo- Heart of Stone

…And thus we rust Life’s iron chain    Degraded and alone: And some men curse, and some men weep,    And some men make no moan: But God’s eternal Laws are kind    And break the heart of stone. ~Oscar Wilde, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol   It snuck up on me.  This day that marks the beginning of the ...

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Jonah: A Simple 4-Week Bible Study

 Jonah: A Simple 4-Week Bible Study Background: this is a “starter” Bible study to get Youth interested in reading the Bible on their own or with friends and/or family.  The goal is to spend only 15 minutes a week reading and then discussing the Scripture together.  The Youthworker should take additional time to read commentaries and notes about the Book ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 8

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 8: Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control Core Teaching: God gives us power to live the Christian life.  That power is Grace. Session Goals: To help students see that even though the Christian life is hard, the Fruits of Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control are really gifts from ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 7

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 7: Patience, Kindness, Generosity Core Teaching: God calls us to be Holy. Session Goals: To help students realize that the Fruits of Patience, Kindness, and Generosity (Goodness), help us to exhibit Holiness of heart and of life.  That is what it means to be ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 6

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 6: Joy and Peace Core Teaching: If we live in harmony with God, if we are disciples of Jesus, then we can experience abundant Joy and true Peace in our lives, even on the worst day. Session Goals: To help students understand why Joy ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 5

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 5: Love Core Teaching: Love is a core part of Christian life and belief.  Without Love, we are not who God created us to be.  Christians love. Session Goals: To help students reflect on the Virtue of Love as a Fruit of the Spirit ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 4

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 4: Faith and Hope Core Teaching: Faith and Hope are the content of the good life God intends for us and, as the gifts of God, they are the expression of a Christian life lived fully.  Faith is a secure belief in God and ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 3

Goodness is made real through virtue. Justice is our consistent decision to do what is good toward God and our neighbor. Temperance is the virtue of good balance and moderation, the mastery of our good will over our urges.

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 2

Core Teaching: Virtue starts with Trust in God. Wisdom is our intelligence plus God’s love, presence, and purpose. Courage is action grounded in a conviction that God never leaves us alone in any situation. Session Goals: To help students understand and begin to live with the virtues of Prudence (Wisdom)

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