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Are You in a Bible Study Group? Here’s Why You Should Be!

PI readers, fellowship is so important in growing closer to the Lord. We need to have each other to encourage, build up and grow. In John 15, the Bible talks about how the Lord is the vine and we are the branches. If a plant or flower is connected to the vine, it will grow. If it is severed or unattached from the vine, it will die and wither away.

This is how we are in our spiritual walk. If we are isolated, not involved and not around Godly people, eventually our spiritual walk will weaken and could possibly wither away. We don’t want that–if we are connected, we will grow and bear much fruit! That is awesome.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5).

As iron sharpens iron, 
so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17).

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:25).

If you are a teen, it is great to get involved in a youth group or mini Bible study group. Typically, churches will have a middle school group, a high school group and college group.

Also, there are women’s Bible studies too! Recently, Nicole and I went to one called “Models for Christ.” It is a place where people in the fashion industry are able to gather and grow in Christ. It is so encouraging to meet people who are like-minded and who desire to worship, read God’s word and want to flourish together.

It is important to be around people who are walking the same walk as you. Yes, you can be a light and show love to non-believers or people who are not as mature in their faith, but remember, you also need those who can keep you accountable.

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).

It’s well known that you eventually become similar to those you are around. If you are around partiers, well, you most likely are going to go to parties with them. If you are around people who are interested in the things of God, you most likely will go on that journey with them!

There is a reason they say, “Bad company corrupts good character” and “What you chase after, you become.” So use wisdom when selecting your friends and be encouraged to know that there are Bible studies out there for you!

If you belong to a church, you should ask the pastors or your parents (if you are not already involved) to find out more about the youth programs and activities they do. I remember our youth pastors always had fun events. We would do game nights, pizza nights, go karting, roller skating and more!

Who said being a Christian isn’t fun?! It is so much fun not only to go on adventures with your friends, but most importantly, to go on adventures with God!

Do you belong to a Bible study group?

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8 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by hugsnkisses0706 on August 4, 2012 at 12:23

    i dont go to church anymore my mom is divorced and works long hours and has too much to do… i realllllly want to be with fellow believers but my mom isnt Christian…. so im pretty much isolated … i used to go to church lots when i converted… but now im just studying from home and applying Gods word to my daily life….THIS ARTICLE GETS ME WORRIED… ANY HELP?!

  2. SummerLouise

    Posted by SummerLouise on July 13, 2012 at 18:17

    I’m in a Bible stdy group.. It’s so encouraging to be with Christian people, and to be able to encourage each other! God is an awsome God! and He will NEVER fail us! (: ♥ If your not in a Bible study group i strongly ecourage you t get in one! God Bless!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by ShepherdsValley on July 3, 2012 at 18:14

    I’m not in one currently, but I hope to maybe participate in Young Life in my town. Other than that, I have a few Christian friends I sometimes speak to, and others that hang around bad company for some reason. From that, I am involved in my church’s adult Sunday School classes if there isn’t one for the young people.

  4. Paris

    Posted by Paris on June 2, 2012 at 18:56

    I am in the teenage bible study group,but is is all girls,so we can talk about a lot of private things. We have our studies on every 2 & 4th wednsday. I love it!

    • SummerLouise

      Posted by SummerLouise on July 13, 2012 at 18:19

      The girls inmy youth group ae trying to get it where w can meet with just us girls on thursdays. boys & girls meet on wednesdays. but we want to meet just us girls because, we can open up & talk about things! great idea! (:
      God Bless! ♥

  5. Emi

    Posted by Emi on June 2, 2012 at 15:38

    I’m in a youth group and I also kinda have a Bible study with my parents.

  6. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on June 2, 2012 at 04:41

    i love my Bible study group! it’s so much fun,and it’s awesome,it gives me a chance to see my friends and learn about Jesus,and have cookies 🙂 heehee. but Bible study is cool,even if other people think it’s not

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by poochker on June 1, 2012 at 11:30

    Yes I belong to a youth group, younglife, and a Bible study.