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青少年教程 (约翰一书*第3课) | 没有灰色地带

Updated: Aug 18, 2023


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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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课程目的

  1. 概述约翰一书

  2. 让孩子们看到,生活方式有的正确,有的错误

  3. 鼓励学生选择正确的生活方式

主题

行为,跟随耶稣,宽恕,敬虔,罪恶感,伪善,悔改,罪,真理


背诵经文

约翰一书 3:9


开始祷告(5-10分钟)


团队建造(5分钟)


让所有学生站在房间中央。在左边的墙上贴一张写着“同意”的标志。在相反的墙上,右边贴一张写着“不同意”的标志。然后,读以下情况,让学生选择站在房间的哪一侧。唯一的规则是不能待在中间。


• 同意或不同意:偷一个糖果,和对父母撒谎一样严重。

• 同意或不同意:没说出完整的真相,不叫撒谎。

• 同意或不同意:有些罪比其他罪更严重。

• 同意或不同意:如果你不理解某项法律,那么你可以不遵守它。

• 同意或不同意:假装一切都很完美比承认有弱点要好。

• 同意或不同意:只有一条达到真理的路。没有多条道路。


将大家重新聚集在一起。


一般讨论:

• 选择有多难?

• 你是否对自己的答案百分之百肯定,还是想在中间待一会儿?

• 是什么让你对自己有正确的答案如此确定?


课堂起头(10分钟)


一般讨论:

• 说出一次你被发现做错事的经历。

• 是谁发现了你?结果如何?

• 当你被抓到时,你脑子里在想什么?

• 你感到尴尬吗?羞愧吗?如果你没有被抓到,你会有同样的感觉吗?


今天我们要谈论罪。我们中的一些人可能认为罪只是一种失误,但约翰告诉我们,所有的罪都是违法行为。在神没有中间地带。祂的规则是黑白分明的。这意味着,即使我们可能想站在中间,但在神那里真理是明确。


在继续之前,让我们为三件事祷告:


• 为得到智慧祷告

• 为在真理中被扶持祷告

• 为我们的罪得到宽恕祷告


(让学生祷告。)


深入学习(30分钟)


约翰再次用大胆的真理引导我们。在约翰一书2:28-3:3中,他描述了我们成了神的儿女。这是我们在信靠基督的福音时所经历的不可思议的事。在这封信中,约翰接下来谈论到,当我们对神通过基督为我们所做的和在我们里面所做的作出回应时,我们的生活将如何改变。约翰提供了另一种测试来帮助区分真信徒和反基督者:实践公义。爱耶稣的人将努力过圣洁的生活,以感激通过祂获得真理。


读 约翰一书3:4-10

问题讨论:

1.根据这段经文,罪的定义是什么?(违法行为)

2.罪的起源是什么/谁?(魔鬼)


我们的文化很大程度上淡化了罪,将其变成不过是“不同的观点”,“个性问题”或“生活方式的不同选择”。罪在宽容和接受的名义下被忽视和原谅。经文对罪的描绘要严重得多。通过将罪称为违法行为,约翰在说罪不是可以被忽视或轻视的东西,罪甚至超过了简单的“错过目标”。罪是主动的叛逆,是对神宣告为善良和正确的事的故意拒绝。罪是反抗和拒绝神自己。


问题讨论:(继续)

3. 根据这段经文,公义的定义是什么?(做正确的事)

4.公义的源头是什么/谁?(神)


我们信仰的最有力的证据之一,出现在耶稣开始消除我们内心的罪恶时。你能想到耶稣何时在你的生活中消除了罪恶吗?


你看到了吗,在一个黑白分明的神面前,站在中间是不可能的。要么是神的儿女,努力过义的生活,以荣耀祂的名,要么是魔鬼的儿女,主动反抗神,生活在黑暗中。


这段经文提出了一个重要的问题:基督徒需要完全实现公义,再也不犯罪吗?毕竟,第6节说:“凡住在祂里面的,就不犯罪。” 约翰在这段经文中所指的罪是指一种习惯性、不悔改的罪恶生活。基督徒仍然会犯罪。他们将继续犯罪,直到生命结束。不同之处在于,那些真正被福音改变的基督徒会厌恶自己的罪,会要悔改,为自己的罪而悲伤。他们渴望过义的生活,爱神为他们所安排的一切。那些不是福音真正信徒的人不会因自己的罪而感到懊悔,而会过主动拒绝神的生活,过习惯性的不悔改的生活。


应用(10分钟)


我们还需要解决另一方面的问题。当你犯罪时,紧随其后的谎言是,这就是你的身份,你永远改变不了。以下是一些例子,说明罪如何充满我们的生活,并将我们的身份从真理改变为谎言。


你是一个酒鬼。你永远只会是一个酒鬼。你是肮脏、病态和扭曲的。无论你去多少次康复中心,你都不会变干净。


你是一个说谎者。你撒谎了,所以你是个说谎者。你永远不会得到宽恕,没有人会理解为什么你撒谎。


你是一个变态狂。你知道你看过和想过什么。神永远不会原谅你所做的事。你应该为自己感到羞愧。


当然,解决方案是耶稣除去罪,赐给我们新的身份。当我们在耶稣里时,我们不会犯罪,因为我们已不再是从前的自己。


这是每个人都必须回答的问题:耶稣是如何改变了你的身份?


问题讨论:

1.你如何淡化你生活中的罪?真诚地说。你是否:把你的罪归咎于别人,假装这不是什么大不了的事,隐藏起来希望没人注意到,只专注于你的优点,希望它们能盖过缺点,无论代价多大都要撒谎掩饰罪行,指出比你更糟糕的人的缺陷?(请学生分享他们最常做哪一个。)

2.当我们没有成功地实践公义时,我们应该怎么办?(悔改并请求神宽恕我们。)

3.在犯罪时,基督徒应该有什么反应?(为所犯的罪感到悲伤,愿意转变或拒绝罪恶行为,向神忏悔。)

4.在你的生活中,是否有你顽固地拒绝让耶稣成为主的领域?它们是什么?(允许讨论。)


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课程活动

花几分钟时间反思你的生活。你的行为中有哪些更像是违法行为,而不是实践公义?花时间请圣灵向你揭示在哪些方面你没有让耶稣成为你生命之主。然后,将这个忏悔写下来。把它写成一封写给神的信。这将只是你和神之间的,所以要完全诚实和尽可能详细。


你的信可以包括以下要素。


1.你的罪是什么?

2.是否有某个特定的时间或地点,你容易陷入这种违法行为中?

3.你为什么在这个问题上有困难?是否有人引导你犯这个罪?

4.你认为耶稣能帮助你克服这个问题吗?

5.有什么具体的事你要请求耶稣帮助你?

6.如果没有这个罪,耶稣会引导你走哪条道路?

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这里有个好消息。约翰一书1:9告诉我们,“我们若认自己的罪,神是信实的,是公义的,必要赦免我们的罪,洗净我们一切的不义。”通过简单地给神写一封信,我们将把我们的黑暗带入光明。神现在将履行祂的应许,开始医治我们。


结束祷告(2分钟)

为学生祷告,求圣灵使他们认识到自己的罪,希望他们能真诚地请求宽恕,以便神能洁净他们,使每个人脱离一切不义。



**** 英文版 *******


1 John

Lesson 3: No Room for Gray

LESSON OBJECTIVES Goals

1. To give students an overview of the New Testament book of 1 John 2. To convince students that there is a right and a wrong way of living 3. To inspire students to choose to live right


Topics

Behavior, Following Jesus, Forgiveness, Godliness, Guilt, Hypocrisy, Repentance, Sin, Truth

Scripture Memorization

1 John 3:9

OPENING PRAYER (5 to 10 minutes)

GROUP BUILDING (5 minutes)

Have all students stand in the center of the room. On the wall to the left, post a sign that reads, “AGREE.” On the opposite wall, to the right, post a sign that reads, “DISAGREE.” Then, read the following scenarios and have students choose their answer by standing on the appropriate side of the room. The only rule is that players cannot stay in the middle.

• Agree or Disagree: If you steal a candy bar, it is just as bad as lying to your parents. • Agree or Disagree: If you don’t tell the whole truth, then you are not lying. • Agree or Disagree: There are some sins that are worse than others. • Agree or Disagree: If you don’t understand a law, it’s okay if you don’t follow it. • Agree or Disagree: It is better to pretend that everything is perfect, than to admit you have weakness. • Agree or Disagree: There is only one way to truth. There are not multiple paths.

Bring the groups back together. General Discussion: • How hard was it to choose a side? • Were you 100% positive of your answers or did you want to stand in the middle for a while? • What made you so sure you had the right answers?

GETTING STARTED (10 minutes)

General Discussion: • Name a time when you were caught doing something wrong. • Who caught you? What was the result? • What was going through your head when you were caught? • Were you embarrassed? Ashamed? Would you have felt the same way if you hadn’t been caught?

Today we are going to be talking about sin. Some of us may look at sin as just a slip up, but John tells us that all sin is lawlessness. There is no middle ground with God. His rule is black and white. This means that even though we may want to stand in the middle, there is always a clear truth with God.

Before we go any further, let’s pray. Let’s pray for three things:

• Prayer for Wisdom • Prayer to be raised up in truth • Prayer for forgiveness of our sins

(Have students pray.)

DIGGING IN (30 minutes)

John is once again leading us with bold truth. In 1 John 2:28-3:3, he describes our adoption as God’s children. This is something incredible that happens to us when we trust in the Gospel of Christ. Now in this next section of the letter, John talks about how our lives should and will change when we respond to what God did for us and in us through Christ. John gives another test to help distinguish true believers from the antichrists: practicing righteousness. Those who love Jesus will strive to live lives of holiness out of appreciation for receiving the truth through Him.

Read 1 John 3:4-10

Discussion Questions 1. What is the definition of sin according to this passage? (Lawlessness.) 2. What/who is the origin of sin? (The devil.)

Much of our culture downplays sin, turning it into nothing more than “a different perspective,” a “personality problem,” or “a lifestyle choice.” Sinfulness is overlooked and excused in the name of tolerance and acceptance. The picture that scripture paints of sin is much more grievous. In describing sin as lawlessness, John is saying sin is not something to be ignored or downplayed, and that sin is even more than simply “missing the mark.” Sin is an active rebellion and willful rejection of what God has declared to be good and right. Sin is rebellion against and rejection of God Himself. Discussion Questions: (Continued) 3. What is the definition of righteousness according to this passage? (Doing what is right.) 4. What/who is the origin of righteousness? (God.)

One of the strongest evidences of our faith will come when Jesus begins to destroy the sin living in us. Can you think of a time that Jesus has destroyed sin in your life?

Do you see how it is impossible to stand in the middle with a black and white God? Either people are adopted children of God, who strive to live righteous lives to His glory, or they are children of the devil, who are in active rebellion against God and live in the darkness.

This text raises a significant question: Do Christians need to achieve righteousness and never sin again? After all, verse 6 says that, “No one who abides in Him keeps on sinning.” The kind of sinning that John has in mind in this passage is a habitual, unrepentant, lifestyle of sin. Christians will still sin. They will commit sins for the rest of their lives. The difference is that Christians who are truly changed by the Gospel will hate their sin, will feel repentant, and grieve over their sin. They will desire to live righteous lives and love all that God desires for them. Those who are not true believers in the Gospel will not be remorseful over their sin and will live habitual and unrepentant lifestyles in active rejection of God.

MAKING IT REAL (10 minutes)

There’s another side of brokenness that we have to address. When you sin, the lie that will immediately follow is that this is your identity. Here are a few examples of how sin can overtake our lives and change our identity from the truth to a lie.

You are a drunk. You’ll never be anything else, but a drunk. You are dirty sick and twisted. No matter how many times you go to rehab, you won’t get clean.

You’re a liar. You lied and so that makes you a liar. You’ll never be forgiven and no one will ever understand why you lie.

You’re a pervert. You know what you’ve looked at and thought. God will never forgive what you did. You should be ashamed of yourself.

The solution of course is that Jesus takes away sin and gives us a new identity. When we are in Jesus, we will not sin, because we’re no longer who we used to be.

Here’s a question everyone has to answer: How is Jesus changing your identity?

Discussion Questions: 1. How do you downplay the sin in your life? Honestly. Do you: blame your sin on someone else, pretend it’s not a big deal, hide it and hope no one notices, focus only on your positives and hope they outweigh the negatives, lie and cover up your sin at any cost, or point out someone’s flaws which are worse? (Ask the students to share which one they do most often.) 2. What should we do when we don’t successfully practice righteousness? (Repent and ask God to forgive us.) 3. What is the proper response that a Christian should make when he or she sins? (Sorrow for the sin that was committed, a willingness to turn or reject the sinful behaviour, and confession of the sin to God.) 4. Are there any areas of your life where you have stubbornly refused to let Jesus be Lord? What are they? (Allow for discussion.)


Workbook Activity

Spend just a few minutes reflecting on your life. What aspect of your behavior looks more like practicing lawlessness than practicing righteousness? Spend your time asking the Spirit to show you one way that you are not allowing Jesus to be Lord of your life. Next, using your workbook, write this confession down. Write it as a letter to God. This will be between just you and God so be completely honest and as thorough as possible.

Try to include the following elements in your letter.

What is your sin specifically? Is there a certain time or place where you fall into this lawlessness? Why do you struggle with this issue? Did someone teach or lead you into this sin? Do you think this is something that Jesus can help you overcome? What are you specifically asking Jesus to do? What kind of path would Jesus lead you on without this sin?

Here’s Good news. 1 John 1:9 tells us that “if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” By simply writing a letter to God, we are dragging our darkness into the light. God will now keep His promise and begin healing us.

CLOSING PRAYER (2 minutes)

Pray for your students, asking that the Holy Spirit convicts them of their sins and that they earnestly seek forgiveness, so that God will purify each of them from all unrighteousness.


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