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

    "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
    the old has gone, the new has come!"
    2 Corinthians. 5:17
New Creature - Be Ready for Quick Turns 

Do you walk the walk or just talk the talk? Saying you are a Christian means you have chosen to follow Jesus Christ and let Him be the boss of your life. When you ask Jesus to come into your heart, you are asking God to teach you how to be like His Son. Be ready for God to show you what He wants to change in you!

God knows we cannot be perfect. He also knows that some of the changes won't be easy for us to accept at first. As Christians, we have Holy Spirit Power, but He needs our help. He may need to move some things out of our way. He may want to change the friends we have, the way we talk, or the way we spend our time. Our hearts must be turned toward Him in order for Him to make the changes. If the spirit is will but the flesh is weak, then we need to "FROG" fully rely on God. He just needs us to desire His will!

Joshua Jackrabbit was running a race with Emmi Squirrel. He was trying so hard to win the race that he did not see the turn in the path. It changed direction because the tree was in the way. Emmi squirrel will help to guide Joshua on this path when they race again. Joshua needs to keep his eyes open for the quick turns.

When we don't see the changes that God needs to make in us, He has to show them to us over again and again, until we are willing to be the children of He wants us to be. If we are New Creatures in Christ, we will listen to God and do what He says. When we don't, we need to ask Him to forgive us and try again.
©2001 Cherbear

this week's insight for teens

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Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for pre teens
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
Mon. In With the New
Tue. Simple Faith
Wed. Gift of Faith
Thur. Freedom Slaves
Fri. Pleasing God
Bonus Devotion for the Teacher