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青少年教程 (基督徒生活*第3课) | 在信仰上站住


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这是一套在美国很受欢迎的教材,按年龄共分三部分:0-6岁学龄前儿童教程,6-12岁学龄儿童教程,和12岁以上青少年教程。我们将陆续翻译成中文,分享给大家。
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介绍

1. 显示保罗对早期教会的鼓励如何在今天仍然适用。

2. 鼓励学生在艰难时期坚定自己的信仰

3. 为学生提供坚守所需的工具。


主题

基督的身体, 社区, 鼓励, 忍耐, 困难, 同伴的压力, 坚忍不拔, 坚定站立


背诵经文

哥林多前书16:13-14


开头的祷告(5-10分钟)


团队建造(5分钟)


让学生结成对。让其中一个站在原地,双脚并拢,而另一个则试着使对方失去平衡。(这是一件很容易做到的事情)。


接下来,让其中一个双脚与肩同宽。而另一个的目标一样:试着使对方失去平衡。(这应该证明是比较困难的)。


最后,让每组孩子背靠背站立。你,作为老师,走在他们中间,试着使每组失去平衡。学生可以用他们喜欢的方式站立,尽最大努力牢牢地站在地上。活动结束后,将全班同学重新聚集在一起。


课堂起头(5分钟)

一般讨论:

- 什么时候站稳是最容易的?什么时候最难?

- 当每组一起努力时,那是什么感觉?是什么让你更坚定?

- 将此与在生活中坚定站立联系起来。什么时候容易站稳?什么时候会很困难?


深入学习(30分钟)

我们将学习哥林多前书16:5-24。这在保罗写给哥林多教会的信的结尾。它的主要信息就是我们已经讨论过的--鼓励人们坚定站立。


在我们深入探讨之前,让我们直接阅读这整段经文。我们将在本课后面更详细地研读。


读:哥林多前书16:5-24

问题讨论

1. 用三个词来概括保罗的信息。("不放弃","永远站稳","永远跟随耶稣",等等)

2. 这段话的基调是什么? (快乐、悲伤、失望、喜乐...)

3. 你认为哥林多人会如何听这段话的?(仔细听,持怀疑态度,敞开心扉,等等)。


看到所有这些后,让我们回头看看这段经文,重新看一下其中的四个真理。


真理一:生命是不确定的

保罗在这段经文中多次提到了生命的不确定性。其中有些是关于他自己的,有些是关于其他人的。我想我们可以同意--生活没有多少确定的保证。


读:哥林多前书16:6, 16:7, 16:10, 16:12(再读一次)

问题讨论

1. 这里用了什么词来表达不确定性?("如果"、"也许"、"希望"、"如果主允许 "等等)

2. 在你的生活中,有哪些事情是不确定的?(会活多久,去哪里上大学,会嫁给谁,等等)。

3. 主为什么允许生命中有这么多不确定因素?(在不确定的时候往往会更多地求助于神。看到神在不确定时期如何在我们的生活中作事,有助于我们信靠祂,建立起我们的信心)。

4. 生活中的不确定因素如何激励你在信仰上站住?


真理二:你无法独自完成任务

花一分钟时间,让学生再次默读哥林多前书16:5-24。


问题讨论

1. 保罗在这段文字中提到了多少个名字?(七个)。

2. 你认为这些人对保罗意味着什么?

3. 他们是如何帮助保罗走过困难时期的?


你们可能都能想到自己曾经感到孤独的时候。我们并不是天生就属于孤独。这就是为什么神给了我们家庭、配偶,甚至教会。你有没有想过为什么大多数人倾向于住在城市和城镇里?这是因为自然和本能,我们需要其他人。


一般讨论:

- 依靠他人如何帮助我们在信仰上站住?


真理三:国度是大的!

保罗的 "最后问候 "记录在第19-24节。让我们一起重读。


读:哥林多前书16:6-7,16:19-24

问题讨论

1. 保罗在期待什么?(在一次实质性的访问中再次见到他们。)

2. 除了问候之外,保罗还向他的收信人提供了什么?(恩典,爱,热忱,关怀)

3. 你认为保罗在说 "再见 "时是什么感觉?(对朋友说再见是很困难的。)

4. 你觉得保罗是在说 "再见 "还是其他什么?如果是其他东西,他想说什么?(不爱主的人将被诅咒,他期待着主的再来)。


在一个非常现实的意义上,基督徒从不说“别了”,而说 "再见"。因为当基督徒分开时,他们并没有离开神的国度;他们会再次相遇。天国是大的。


一般讨论:

- 意识到神国的浩瀚如何能帮助你站稳脚跟?


应用(20分钟)

在理论上是很好的,我们如何把它应用于我们的生活?


应用#1:成为一个气泡

大声朗读雅各书4:13-14


生命是不确定的,不仅指我们的生命中会发生什么,而且也指我们的生命会持续多久。保罗明白这一点。雅各也是。我们需要知道,生命是不确定的。


一般讨论:

- 在这段经文中,有什么让你印象深刻?你想到了什么画面?(雾,消失,等等)。

- 制定计划就错了吗?(不,箴言中提到计划是明智的。)

- 雅各是否说我们不应该提前计划,或者说我们应该等待合适的时机来依靠耶稣? (不,重点是按照神的旨意来过每一天。)


***可选活动****

为孩子们吹些气泡。让他们尽可能多地把气泡戳破。可以让他们坐着戳,看他们能戳破多少个,或者跪着戳。鼓励他们尽努力戳破更多气泡。

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在结束时,你的生命就像一个气泡。它在这里停留一秒钟,然后就消失了。你在用你的时间做什么?困难时期,你有坚持住吗?你是否对耶稣保持忠信,直到最后?你是否活出了勇敢的信仰生活?我对你的挑战很简单:成为一个有价值的气泡,直到它被戳破的那一刻。


应用#2:我的十项清单

保罗的大部分书信,如《哥林多前书》,都是以一个名字清单结束的。我们每个人都有一份我们非常重视的人的名单。他们可能不总是在我们面前,但他们是我们最亲密的朋友和盟友。他们是导师、亲爱的朋友、家庭成员,以及鼓励和智慧的来源。


我希望你们每个人都能想出属于这样一份名单的十个人的名字。现在就花几分钟时间来做这件事。


(让学生写下十个名字。可选:让学生在小组中分享他们的名单)。


也许你需要向这些人中的一个今天说声谢谢。也许你需要祷告,无论他们在哪里,都愿他们过得好。也许你可以给他们打个电话,发个短信,鼓励他们。计划一下,在明天结束前做一件事。


应用#3:拓宽你的视野

如果这说的是你的真实情况,请你站起来。


- 你喜欢吃玉米饼。

- 当你在别人面前犯错时,你会感到很尴尬。

- 你是个早起的人。

- 你没有驾驶执照。

- 你喜欢说唱音乐。

- 你来自一个破碎的家庭


一般讨论:

- 有多少人更喜欢有别人和你一起站着,而不是你独自站着?

- 为什么你认为当有人和你一起站着时,你感觉更好?

- 独自站着为什么更难?


现在,让我与你们分享一些关于世界各地教会的事实。


- 全世界有33%,即20亿人是基督徒

- 据报道,美国、巴西和墨西哥是基督徒人口最多的三个国家。

- 每年平均有171,000名基督徒为其信仰而殉道

- 圣经是有史以来最畅销的书籍

- 每年有8300万本圣经被分发

-在中国的基督徒有很大可能会受到打压。


一般讨论:

- 你在信仰里孤单吗?

- 如果中国基督徒能够坚守,你能吗?

- 如果每年有171,000人因为爱耶稣而死,你能忍受朋友的一些取笑吗?

- 认识到天国有多大,如何鼓励了你?


结束祷告(2分钟)

我希望每个人都能和他/她的伙伴一起回到本课开始时的结对状态。我希望你们能为对方做这样一个简单的祷告。


主耶稣,请帮助(在此插入你伙伴的名字)在他/她的信仰中站住。奉耶稣的名求,阿们。


**** 英文版 *******


Christian Living (Stand-alone Lessons) Lesson 3: Stand Firm in Your Faith! LESSON OBJECTIVES Goals 1. To show how Paul’s encouragement for the early church still applies today 2. To challenge students to stand firm in their faith during trying times 3. To equip students with tools they need to persevere Topics Body of Christ, Community, Encouragement, Endurance, Hardship, Peer Pressure, Perseverance, Stand firm Scripture Memorization 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 OPENING PRAYER (5 to 10 minutes) GROUP BUILDING (5 minutes) Have students pair up. Have one partner stand still with his or her feet together, while the other partner tries to knock the opposing person off balance. (This will be an easy thing to do.) Next, have one partner stand with his or her feet shoulder length apart. The objective is the same: Try to knock your partner off balance. (This should prove to be more difficult.) Last, have each partner stand back to back. You, as the leader, will go around and try to knock each pair off balance. Students may stand any way they like, doing anything to be firmly planted on the ground. After the activity, bring the class back together as a group. GETTING STARTED (5 minutes) General Discussion: • When was it easiest to stand firm? When was it the hardest? • What was it like when each pair worked together and I tried to knock you over? What made you stronger? • Relate this to standing firm in life. When is it easy to stand firm? When can it be difficult? DIGGING IN (30 minutes) We are going to study 1 Corinthians 16:5-24. This is the end of Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. It's main message is what we’ve already discussed—an encouragement to stand firm. Before we dig into that idea, let’s read this entire passage straight through. We’ll look at these passages in more detail later in the lesson. Read 1 Corinthians 16:5-24 Discussion Questions: 1. Summarize Paul’s message in three words. (“Don’t give up,” “stand firm always,” “always follow Jesus,” etc) 2. What is the tone of this passage? (Happy, sad, disappointed, joyful are a few examples.) 3. How do you think the Corinthians heard these words? (With open ears, with skepticism, with open hearts, etc.) With all those things in mind, let’s go back through this passage and flesh out the four truths found in its message:

Truth #1: Life is Uncertain Paul mentions the uncertainty of life several times in this passage. Some of it is about himself and some is about others. I think we can agree—there isn’t much guaranteed in life. Read 1 Corinthians 16:6, 16:7, 16:10, 16:12 (Again) Discussion Questions: 1. What words are used here to indicate uncertainty? (“If,” “perhaps,” “hope,” “if the Lord permits,” etc.) 2. What are some things in your life that are uncertain? (How long you will live, where you will go to college, who you will marry, etc.) 3. Why do you think the Lord allows so many uncertainties in life? (People tend to turn to God more during uncertain times. Seeing how God works in our lives during uncertain times helps us trust Him and builds our faith.) 4. How can the uncertainties of life motivate you to stand firm?(Allow for discussion.) Truth #2: You Cannot Do It Alone Take a minute and have the students read over 1 Corinthians 16:5-24 again silently. Discussion Questions: 1. How many names did Paul mention in this text? (Seven.) 2. What do you think these people meant to Paul? 3. How do you think they aided Paul in walking through difficult times? You can all probably think of a time when you felt alone. We are not meant to be alone. That’s why God gave us families, spouses, and even the Church. Did you ever wonder why most people tend to live together in cities and towns? It's because naturally and instinctively, we need other people. General Discussion: • How does depending on others help us stand firm? Truth #3: The Kingdom is Big! Paul’s “Final Greetings” are recorded in verses 19-24. Let’s re-read them together. Read 1 Corinthians 16:6-7, 16:19-24 Discussion Questions: 1. What is Paul looking forward to? (Seeing them again during a substantial visit.) 2. In addition to greetings, what else does Paul extend to his recipients? (Grace, love, warmth, affection.) 3. What do you think it was like for Paul to say “goodbye"? (It's dificult to say goodbye to friends.) 4. Do you get the sense that Paul is saying “goodbye” or something else? If it is something else, what is he trying to say? (That those who do not love the Lord will be cursed and that He is looking forward to the Lord's return.) In a very real sense, Christians never say goodbye but “see you later.” This is because when Christian separate, they are not leaving the Kingdom of God; they will meet again. The Kingdom is big. General Discussion: • How can realizing the vastness of the Kingdom help you to stand firm? MAKING IT REAL (20 minutes) This is all great in theory, but how do we apply it to our lives?

Application #1: Be a Bubble Read James 4:13-14 together, out loud. Life is uncertain not only in what will happen during our lives, but also how long our lives will last. Paul understood this. James did too. We also need to know that life brings with it no guarantees. General Discussion: • What sticks out to you in this passage? What images come to mind? (Mist, vanishing, etc.) • Is it wrong to make plans? (No, Proverbs talks about planning as a wise thing.) • Does James say we should never plan ahead, or that we should just wait for the right moments to depend on Jesus? (No, the point is to live each day according to God’s Will.) Optional Activity Blow some bubbles for your group. Have them pop as many as they can. Maybe have them stay seated to see how many they can reach, or scoot on their knees to track them down. Encourage them to try their hardest to pop as many as they can. At the end of the day, your life is like a bubble. It is here for a second, and then it is gone. What are you doing with your time? Are you persevering through difficult things? Are you staying faithful to Jesus until the end? Are you living out a life of courageous faith? My challenge to you is plain: be a bubble that counts until the second it is popped. Application #2: My Ten List Most of Paul’s letters, like 1 Corinthians, end with a list of names. Each of us has a list of names of people who we hold very dear. They may not always be in our presence, but they are our closest friends and allies. They are advisors, dear friends, family members, and sources of encouragement and wisdom. I want each of you to come up with the names of ten people who belong on such a list. Take just a few minutes to do that right now. (Have students write ten names in the space provided in their workbooks. Optional: Have students share their list among the group.) Maybe you need to say thanks to one of these people today. Maybe you need to pray they are doing well, no matter where they are. Maybe you can give them a call, shoot them a text, or send a Facebook message to encourage them. Make plans to do that by the end of the day tomorrow. Application #3: Widen Your View I want you to stand up if this is true of you: • You like tacos. • You are embarrassed when you make a mistake in front of other people. • You are a morning person. • You don’t have your driver's license. • You like rap music. • You are from a broken family

General Discussion: • How many of you felt more comfortable when others were standing with you than when you stood alone? • Why do you think you felt better when others stood with you? • How can standing alone be hard? Now, let me share with you some facts about the church around the world: • 33%, or 2 billion people worldwide, are Christians • The U.S.A., Brazil, and Mexico reportedly have the three largest population of Christians • An average of 171,000 Christians are martyred for their faith each year • The Bible is the best selling book of all time • 83 million Bibles are distributed each year • There are as many as 100 million Christians in China, where being a Christian is illegal.

General Discussion: • Do you think you are alone in your faith? • If people in China can stand firm, can you? • If 171,000 people die every year for loving Jesus, can you put up with some teasing by your friends? • How does realizing how big the Kingdom is encourage you? CLOSING PRAYER (2 minutes) I want everyone to get back with his or her partner from the beginning of the lesson. I want you to pray for each other this simple prayer: Lord Jesus, please help (insert your partner's name here) stand firm in his or her faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.




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