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Bible Scriptures & Activities for Youth

By Jane Rodda, eHow Contributor

The Bible provides strength and
courage to many people in times of difficulty.
It isnt easy to be a young person in modern !estern society "" there are temptations around
every corner and peer pressure is intense. #lthough the ability to maintain Christian values may
sometimes appear hopeless, the words of the Bible remain the most powerful tool for anyone
who desires to live a life that reflects Christs teachings. By memori$ing %ey passages in scripture
to draw on in times of need, young people can be better prepared to deal with lifes most difficult
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1. 1 Timoth !"1#
o *+ont let anyone loo% down on you because you are young, but set an e,ample
for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.* This
scripture not only gives specific instructions for young people to follow in
maintaining their integrity, it also indicates that youth is not an e,cuse for poor
behavior. In this verse, )aul encourages Timothy, a young man, to live his life in a
way that will encourage others to do the same. !hen a person who has devoted
his life to following Christ is tempted to behave in a manner inappropriate to his
values, he can turn to this verse as a reminder of what is e,pected of him as a
$alatians %"1!
o *-ay I never boast e,cept in the cross of our (ord Jesus Christ, through which
the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.* In modern !estern
society it is common "" and often encouraged "" for people to boast about
themselves. .elf"aggrandi$ement is too often the norm and its very easy for
young people to get caught up in this trend. In this verse, )aul offers a reminder
that those who have placed their faith in Christ have ac%nowledged that the only
good within them is the grace of love of Jesus. They no longer need to define
themselves by the standards of the world and, in fact, have put to death the
trappings of the world. 'oung people can rely on this verse to e,perience the
freedom of %nowing that their worth is found only in the unsha%able %ingdom of
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o *I will say of the (5R+, He is my refuge and my fortress, my &od, in whom I
trust.* This declaration brings comfort and confidence to young people struggling
to understand and ad6ust to a world that can at times be brutal and bitter,
reminding them that they can always find refuge in the (ord. Teenagers, in
particular, can find it difficult to establish trust with anyone, but this verse assures
them that they can always trust in &od.
Team ' Praer $roup
o Team 7 is a prayer group activity that helps young people encourage each other to
build and nurture their relationship with the (ord. Its a very simple activity, in
which three people agree to meet regularly to pray together. 1ach time they meet,
they bring a new person into the group. !hen they reach si, participants, they
split into two new groups of three and the process starts over again. #s the groups
multiply and more %ids are committed to prayer, their faith will draw strength
from the support of their peers.
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o These gatherings bring together people of various generations to build productive
relationships and to encourage one another through faith. In this activity, families
pair up with young people who need guidance, meeting regularly for dinner. This
gives the young people the chance to become part of a caring family, benefiting
from the positive influence of adults and children who base their lives on
Christian values and encourage them to do the same.
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1 Timoth !"1# *S+ , 1-1 helpful votes
(et no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an e,ample in speech, in conduct, in
love, in faith, in purity.
*cclesiastes 11"& *S+ , &! helpful votes
Re6oice, 5 young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth.
!al% in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But %now that for all these things &od
will bring you into 6udgment.
.eremiah 1"!/- *S+ , %0 helpful votes
0ow the word of the (ord came to me, saying, EBefore I formed you in the womb I %new you,
and before you were born I consecrated youF I appointed you a prophet to the nations.G Then I
said, E#h, (ord &od9 Behold, I do not %now how to spea%, for I am only a youth.G But the (ord
said to me, E+o not say, HI am only a youthIF for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and
whatever I command you, you shall spea%. +o not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver
you, declares the (ord.G
*cclesiastes 1#"1 *S+ , 01 helpful votes
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years
draw near of which you will say, EI have no pleasure in themGF
1 2orinthians 11"1' *S+ , '& helpful votes
0o temptation has overta%en you that is not common to man. &od is faithful, and he will not let
you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of
escape, that you may be able to endure it.
*phesians !"#& *S+ , '' helpful votes
(et no corrupting tal% come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits
the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Romans 1#"1/# *S+ , '' helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of &od, to present your bodies as a living
sacrifice, holy and acceptable to &od, which is your spiritual worship. +o not be conformed to
this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what
is the will of &od, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
*phesians %"1/! *S+ , #- helpful votes
Children, obey your parents in the (ord, for this is right. EHonor your father and motherG Jthis is
the first commandment with a promiseK, Ethat it may go well with you and that you may live long
in the land.G /athers, do not provo%e your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline
and instruction of the (ord.
.ohn '"1% *S+ , #! helpful votes
E/or &od so loved the world, that he gave his only .on, that whoever believes in him should not
perish but have eternal life.
Proverbs #'"#% *S+ , #' helpful votes
-y son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
3atthe4 5"1# *S+ , #1 helpful votes
E.o whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the (aw and the
Proverbs 0"1-/1& *S+ , 1& helpful votes
(et your fountain be blessed, and re6oice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
(et her breasts fill you at all times with delightF be into,icated always in her love.
6eviticus 1&"#- *S+ , 1& helpful votes
'ou shall not ma%e any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves< I am the (ord.
.ames '"1% *S+ , 1- helpful votes
/or where 6ealousy and selfish ambition e,ist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
3atthe4 11"#-/'1 *S+ , 1- helpful votes
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Ta%e my yo%e upon
you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
/or my yo%e is easy, and my burden is light.G
# Timoth '"1% *S+ , 15 helpful votes
#ll .cripture is breathed out by &od and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and
for training in righteousness,
Psalm 1'&"1! *S+ , 15 helpful votes
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. !onderful are your wor%sF my soul %nows
it very well.
1 2orinthians %"1&/#1 *S+ , 1% helpful votes
5r do you not %now that your body is a temple of the Holy .pirit within you, whom you have
from &odL 'ou are not your own, for you were bought with a price. .o glorify &od in your body.
*phesians %"#! *S+ , 10 helpful votes
&race be with all who love our (ord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.
*phesians !"#- *S+ , 1' helpful votes
(et the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest wor% with his own hands, so
that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
)aniel %"5 *S+ , 1' helpful votes
#ll the presidents of the %ingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors
are agreed that the %ing should establish an ordinance and enforce an in6unction, that whoever
ma%es petition to any god or man for thirty days, e,cept to you, 5 %ing, shall be cast into the den
of lions.
1 Timoth !"1/1% *S+ , 1# helpful votes
0ow the .pirit e,pressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting
themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose
consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and reMuire abstinence from foods that &od created
to be received with than%sgiving by those who believe and %now the truth. /or everything
created by &od is good, and nothing is to be re6ected if it is received with than%sgiving, for it is
made holy by the word of &od and prayer. ...
.ohn '"1%/15 *S+ , 1# helpful votes
E/or &od so loved the world, that he gave his only .on, that whoever believes in him should not
perish but have eternal life. /or &od did not send his .on into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through him.
3atthe4 0"#- *S+ , 11 helpful votes
But I say to you that everyone who loo%s at a woman with lustful intent has already committed
adultery with her in his heart.
Proverbs %"#1 *S+ , 11 helpful votes
Bind them on your heart alwaysF tie them around your nec%.
Psalm 11&"& *S+ , 11 helpful votes
How can a young man %eep his way pureL By guarding it according to your word.
Psalm 11'"1/0 *S+ , 11 helpful votes
5f +avid. Bless the (ord, 5 my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name9 Bless the
(ord, 5 my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniMuity, who heals all
your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and
mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed li%e the eagles.
Philippians '"1# *S+ , 11 helpful votes
0ot that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to ma%e it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Romans -"'1 *S+ , 11 helpful votes
!hat then shall we say to these thingsL If &od is for us, who can be against usL
Acts ##"&/11 *S+ , 11 helpful votes
0ow those who were with me saw the light but did not understand the voice of the one who was
spea%ing to me. #nd I said, H!hat shall I do, (ordLI #nd the (ord said to me, HRise, and go into
+amascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do.I #nd since I could not
see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and
came into +amascus.
# 2orinthians #"10 *S+ , & helpful votes
/or we are the aroma of Christ to &od among those who are being saved and among those who
are perishing,
.eremiah #&"11 *S+ , & helpful votes
/or I %now the plans I have for you, declares the (ord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give
you a future and a hope.
Psalm 1!!"1# *S+ , & helpful votes
-ay our sons in their youth be li%e plants full grown, our daughters li%e corner pillars cut for the
structure of a palaceF
# Timoth #"## *S+ , - helpful votes
.o flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who
call on the (ord from a pure heart.
Psalm 01"11/1# *S+ , - helpful votes
Create in me a clean heart, 5 &od, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from
your presence, and ta%e not your Holy .pirit from me. Restore to me the 6oy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Psalm #'"1/% *S+ , 5 helpful votes
# )salm of +avid. The (ord is my shepherdF I shall not want. He ma%es me lie down in green
pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of
righteousness for his names sa%e. 1ven though I wal% through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with meF your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 'ou prepare a
table before me in the presence of my enemiesF you anoint my head with oilF my cup
overflows. ...
1 2orinthians %"11 *S+ , 0 helpful votes
#nd such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were 6ustified in the
name of the (ord Jesus Christ and by the .pirit of our &od.
.eremiah #&"1' *S+ , 0 helpful votes
'ou will see% me and find me, when you see% me with all your heart.
Psalm #5"11 *S+ , ! helpful votes
/or my father and my mother have forsa%en me, but the (ord will ta%e me in.