Recently at Junior Extreme, we provided a small Bible Intro booklet that was gifted to us through the Canadian Bible Society. Inside the booklet was a topical index to help you find relevant Bible verses for whatever may be of interest to you. I asked the girls in my small group to pick a topic that is relevant for them right now and read the passages that they found associated with it, then reflect on three questions:
- What did you learn about God?
- Do you have any questions after reading the passage(s)? What do you think the answer is?
- How will this passage affect your life?
It was amazing to hear these girls apply what they are reading from the Bible to their own lives. I was particularly excited, when one of the girls’ eyes lit up as she was answering the questions in her journal. She told me, “I’ve read this passage before and I didn’t get it but now I do!” The following week she shared with us that she was feeling anxious so she referred to the booklet and read the passage that was suggested. It was Revelations 21, the New Heaven and New Earth and as she read it she was moved to tears. What a reminder of the power that the Living Word holds in our lives.