The God and Life curriculum is the final program in the P.R.A.Y. series.

Curriculum Goals:

To provide opportunities for young people to:

  • Strengthen their relationship with Christ
  • Be open to God’s calling in their lives
  • Make a plan for daily Bible reading
  • Experience the joy of serving others
  • Write a statement of commitment

After being introduced to Jesus as their best friend (God and Me), learning how the family is to grow strong in God’s love (God and Family), and studying the church as the body of Christ (God and Church), students in the God and Life program will seek to understand their call to a life of discipleship. The God and Life curriculum will focus on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31. This is a brief account that describes how Paul encountered Christ and was changed forever. Five chronological "events" out of this story will be highlighted and used as the focus for the five different sections in this program. Each section will illustrate a key element in learning how to live one's life for Christ:

Outline

Introduction

Samuel is Called by God – 1 Samuel 3:1-10

Section 1: God Calls All Kinds of People

Before his conversion, Paul persecuted Christians. God does not call perfect people. God calls ordinary people and transforms them.

Section 2: God Doesn’t Expect Us to Do It On Our Own

After his conversion, Paul was helped by Ananias and Barnabas. The Christian life needs the help and fellowship of Christian believers.

Section 3: Each of Us Must Make a Personal Response to the Call of God

After his encounter with Christ on the Damascus road, Paul was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. He responded and accepted God’s call for his life. The Holy Spirit is at work in our lives – we just need to respond!

Section 4: God Gives Strength to Face Adversities

Paul led a difficult life: many people wanted him dead. God does not promise a life free from difficulty and suffering. On the contrary, the times of difficulty and suffering may strengthen our dependence on God and prepare us for greater service. God does not guarantee an easy life, but God does promise to be with us.

Section 5: God Can Accomplish Great Things Through Those Who are Willing to Do God's Will

Because of Paul, the church was strengthened and it grew in numbers. God can use each of us for God’s purposes!

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