Navigating the Teenage Years – Northwest Bible Church

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Navigating the Teenage Years

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Key Scripture

Daniel 1

Take Away / Application

A parents role in a teenager’s life is the single most influential component to their moral, emotional, social and spiritual growth.

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your Group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have your group members figure things out together.

  1. As you look back on your teenage years, what are some positive things that shaped you? What were some negatives that impacted you.
  2. Of the four key points: Major On Core Convictions, Major On Character, Major on Courage, Major on Courtesy…which one do you need the work on the most in your home? Which one do you personally need to work on the most?
  3. At Northwest we believe the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God. Do you believe the Bible is the absolute standard of right and wrong? Discuss your view on the truth and accuracy of Scripture?
  4. What core convictions are most important to you in your home? Share Scripture references to back them up. What core convictions from Scripture need to be passed on to your kids? If you don’t have kids, what convictions were passed on to you, if any?
  5. Teach your child to say “yes” to God and they will be equipped to say “no” to the world. What are the things you’ve taught or are teaching your kids / grandkids to say “no” to, and say “yes” to? What did this look like during your teenage years? What does this look like for you today?
  6. Read Daniel 1. How can we teach children and teenagers to discern the difference between respecting authority versus standing up for God when someone in a position of authority is contradicting God? Share about a time when you personal were faced with this choice.
  7. Read Jeremiah 1:6–7 and 1 Timothy 4:12. God will use those who passionate pursue and follow Him. How can we teach our children and teens that God has a role for them to play in reaching others for Him? Does your view on the value of teenagers change or need to change based on these passages of Scripture?

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Family, Kids, Parenting, Sex, Teenagers