Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Bible Study for Boys - Spiritual Tips 5

A great Bible Study for Boys!
Boys have great energy, so how can we funnel that energy and interest into digging into the Word and conforming to His image?

Use the first 3 movies from Star Wars (episodes 1,2 & 3), in paralleling Anakin Skywalker's steady downfall into negative fruits alongside of Galatians 5:19-25.
Get your dictionary handy as well, as you read through those nasty fruits in Galatians, you'll be mining through each one with that dictionary to really get the kids to understand what each one really means.  Then, talk about the movie(s) and encourage the kids to pick out scenes that show that bad fruit in action so that they can begin to grasp by an example  (in Anakin).

Not only does this study grasp their interest, but it encourages them to discern and teaches them to investigate based on the Word of God.

Galatians 5:16-25 (New American Standard Bible)

 16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
 17For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
 19Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
 20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
 21envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 24Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

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