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    How to Pray

    Praying can feel unnatural, or you might worry whether you are doing it right. Even Jesus Christ’s disciples weren’t exactly sure how to pray, so they asked...Read More

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    3 Tips for Dealing With Hypocrites

    Hypocrisy is a tricky subject—it’s difficult to be sure of and even harder to know how to handle. Here are some tips for dealing with it in a positive...Read More

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    How to Deal With Bad Influences

    Negative influences are everywhere! They are at our schools, in our neighborhoods and on our social media feeds. How should you react? If you are...Read More

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    So You’re Having Trouble Fitting In

    There’s nothing easy about being the odd one out. What’s the best way to fit in at school and still be true to who you are and what you...Read More

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    What Does the Church Need From You?

    Teens are a vital part of the Church. Do you want to actively help the Church? Here’s what the Church needs the most from you now! The Church...Read More

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    A Lesson on Love From an FOI Project

    While overseeing an FOI project in Malawi, I was impressed by the volunteers’ example of love and service. How do love and service connect? As I...Read More

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    “I’m Bored and No One Can Hang Out”

    A game plan for beating boredom and capitalizing on free time. Have you ever counted down the days till sweet summer vacation, only to find...Read More

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    What Happens at the Passover Service?

    As a teen, I wondered about the Passover. What do Christians do at the New Testament Passover service? What does it all mean? When I was 10, my parents were...Read More

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    Grudges: A Breeding Ground for Spiritual Parasites!

    Parasites dwell inside living beings, feasting on the nutrients of the host’s body. Far worse, our minds can breed parasites that destroy our spiritual...Read More

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    Is the Dark Side Awakening in You?

    A theme of the Star Wars saga is the choice between the “light side” and the “dark side” of the force. Christians actually face a very similar choice. Once again, entreaties of “Don’t...Read More

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    Social Media: Whose Approval Are We Seeking?

    Teens and young adults spend many hours interacting with others on social media. But what are our motivations for our interactions on social media? In the last decade, social media...Read More

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    Lessons From the Long Jump

    A summer spent correcting my form for this track-and-field event taught me three important spiritual lessons about developing good spiritual form. Last spring, I was invited to join...Read More

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    God’s Way: A Journey of Self-Discovery

    Everyone wonders who they are at some point in their life. As a part of God’s Church, you can know not only who you are—but who you can be! Who are you? It’s likely that you’ve...Read More

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    Knowing or Understanding?

    The Bible is the most important book we can own. Yet owning or even reading it doesn’t mean we understand it. What are some keys to understanding the Bible? The American inventor...Read More

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    A Life of Greatness

    Are we called to a life of greatness? What made King David or Moses great in God’s eyes? Can we be like them? How great can the life of a Christian be? While reading a recent teen...Read More

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    Slipping Away From God

    Slipping away from God is a constant danger for teens in God’s Church. We should stay alert that we don’t slip! There are times when we are tempted by our own desires and there are...Read More

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    Bug Patrol

    At camp, a friend and I searched for unwelcome bugs in the tent with a flashlight. How can we search for and get rid of the spiritual bugs in our lives? In 2008 I attended Camp...Read More

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    What Is Your Legacy?

    The Bible is full of stories that teach us important lessons. What will your story be? A lesson on bad decisions? Or of faith and dedication to God’s way? As we study the Bible, we...Read More

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