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Sharing your faith in Christ doesn't just mean telling someone how to become a Christian. It can also mean asking God to give you the strength to live a life that would draw someone to him. It means caring for people's needs and leaning on God to give you the right words at the right time. And it means letting the Holy Spirit strengthen you when you've done all you can.
The first study in this book will help teenagers identify their own faith stories and examine the impact God has had on their lives. Teenagers will learn how to find God's truth in their stories and how to share their own stories with others in practical, natural ways.
In the second study, teenagers will experience ways they can act as God's instruments through their expressions of joy in Christ. This study will help teenagers realize that they don't always have to "do something" to share their faith with others-sometimes simply living their lives with pure Christian joy is the greatest possible way of sharing faith.
The third study in this book will give teenagers a deeper awareness of global missions while encouraging them to find their own mission fields, whether overseas or in their own hometowns. Teenagers will understand that the Holy Spirit gives them the power and confidence they need to share Christ with the world.
The fourth study focuses on the issue of persecution because of faith. Teenagers will be motivated to take action in spite of the risk of persecution and ostracism, and they'll be encouraged by the promise of God's blessings upon those who suffer in his name.
Teenagers need to know that sharing their faith with others isn't just a religious duty. When God opens teenagers' hearts to help them see all that he's done for them, sharing their faith with others will be a natural outward expression of their lives as Christians. And their lives will change as they demonstrate their faith through their words and their actions.
Faith 4 Life: Senior High Bible Study Series helps teenagers take a Bible-based approach to faith and life issues. Each book in the series contains these important elements:
� Life application of Bible truth
Faith 4 Life studies help teenagers understand what the Bible says and then apply that truth to their lives.
� A relevant topic
Each Faith 4 Life book focuses on one main topic, with four studies to give your students a thorough understanding of how the Bible relates to that topic. These topics were chosen by youth leaders as the ones most relevant for senior high students.
� One point
Each study makes one point, centering on that one theme to make sure students really understand the important truth it conveys. This point is stated upfront and throughout the study.
The studies are easy to use. Each contains a "Before the Study" box that outlines any advance preparation required. Each study also contains a "Study at a Glance" chart so you can quickly and easily see what supplies you'll need and what each study will involve.
� Action and interaction
Each study relies on experiential learning to help students learn what God's Word has to say. Teenagers discuss and debrief their experiences in large groups, small groups, and individual reflection.
� Reproducible handouts
Faith 4 Life books include reproducible handouts for students. No need for student books!
� Tips, tips, and more tips
Faith 4 Life studies are full of "FYI" tips for the teacher, providing extra ideas, insights into young people, and hints for making the studies go smoothly.
Faith 4 Life studies include optional activities and bonus activities. Use a study as it's written, or use these options to create the study that works best for your group.
� Follow-up ideas
At the end of each book, you'll find a section called "Changed 4 Life." This section provides ideas for following up with your students to make sure the studies stick with them.
Use Faith 4 Life studies to show your teenagers how the Bible is relevant to their lives. Help them see that God can invade every area of their lives and change them in ways they can only imagine. Encourage your students to go deeper into faith-faith that will sustain them for life! Faith 4 Life, forever!