God's Guidance for Youth

07/30/17

Caleb Moore

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, conduct, love, faith, and in purity.
SERMON NOTES:

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.


Word: James 3:1-12


Conduct: 1 Samuel 24:3-8


Love: 1 John 4:7-11


Faith: Hebrews 11:1


Purity: Psalm 119: 9-16


study questions:

For the Next Lesson Questions

1 Timothy 4:12

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”


1. Speech (Word) - Our words have weight and our tongue is hard to tame (James 3: 1-12). Reflect on the conversations you had in the last week. Were they positive and uplifting, or harsh and critical?


2. Conduct- The way we conduct ourselves reflects our heart’s desire. Read 1 Samuel 24 1-12. How did David conduct himself when faced with killing Saul? Read Philippians 1:27. The word “Conduct” in Greek means “to live as a citizen”. What does it mean to be a citizen of Christ and how should we conduct ourselves?


3. Love – The word “Love” is one of the most used words in the English Vocabulary. What does love mean to you? What does John tell us that true love should look like (see 1 John 4:7-11)?


4. Faith – What is Faith (see Hebrews 11:1)? The word “Faith” is used many times throughout the Bible. In our daily conversations with others we use this word to describe what we believe. Think over and review the story of Joseph in Genesis 37:18-24 and 39:17-22. How does Joseph display his faith in his younger age and his older age? How does your personal faith display itself in your life?


5. Purity – Today, maybe more than ever, the idea of purity is watered down and diminished. What are things that the world justifies as acceptable that would contradict what the Bible tells us? How can we stay pure with so much impurity thrown our way? (Psalm 119:9-16)


6. Which one of these attributes is your greatest strength? Which one could you use the most growth? What can you do to grow in this area?