These are the Teen Trails of Truth for Youth Illustrated Bible Studies in Cherbears Den Teen Caverns. These six lessons are appropriate for bringing in the New Year as they explain all that becomes new when we become children of God by accepting His Son, Jesus, as our Lord and Savior. They are also included as part of my Gospel for Teens and Preteens pages, presenting salvation by grace through Jesus Christ! The Curriculum page for this study is "What's New With Jesus?"
 
Teen Trails of Truth for Youth
 Bible studies for Teens and Preteens

 
"So, I say, live by the Spirit,
and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature."
Galatians 5:16
New Attitude - Hiking With a Partner

Do you ever feel down, grouchy, lazy, hateful, mean, or just want to act ugly? You are a victim of Bad Attitude Syndrome. God wants you to exchange those bad attitudes for better ones. He tells us that we should not trust our feelings. Feeling lie to us. Jesus has the good attitudes and the cure for this syndrome. They are described as, "Fruits of His Spirit" in the Bible. You might have learned to ask yourself, "What Would Jesus Do?" A more appropriate question when you are suffering from this syndrome would be, "How Would Jesus Act?"

"But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good. It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself." Galatians 5:22.

When suffering from Bad Attitude Syndrome, our only hope is prayer and cooperation with God. Asking God to give us a nudge when the sickness appears, then exchanging the bad attitude for one of the Fruits of the Spirit will bring a quick cure and God's instantaneous blessings.

This beautiful winter morning in the Kid Cave Forest was suppose to be full of fun! The Critters acted with bad attitudes and Emmi Squirrel was hurt in the scuffle! Everyone is sad for Emmi, and sorry they did not use the New Attitudes they have because they belong to God. They could have chosen not to get mad, or ugly. They would still be having fun if they would have acted in kindness and love. They needed the Holy Spirit to be their Hiking Partner!

 

The next time you are stricken with the Bad Attitude Syndrome, look around and see how many other people are hurting because you did not reach for the cure. Acting as Jesus would act can bring joy back into a bad situation!

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Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for pre teens
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
 
Mon. Holy Spirit Power
Tue. Match Up Your Attitudes
Wed. New Thinking
Thur. Holy Spirit Freedom
Fri. We Are His Temples

Bonus Devotion for the Teacher

Do you have a vision for your life? God is the greatest of all vision givers. Come back next week and we'll check it out!