Do teens in your youth group wonder why God’s word matters? In our modern culture, the Bible carries little importance. Some people believe it’s outdated. Others say it doesn’t really apply to our lives today.
The TV shows we watch often portray Christians as needing to be freed from religion. Because of the influence of the media and the world, Christians often haven’t given the Bible the proper place in our lives.
Remind teenagers why God’s word matters by reviewing these basics.
Why God’s Word Matters
1. God’s Word is Truth
One of the main things we have to settle in our hearts is that God’s word is truth. That means regardless of what we see or hear in the world, the Bible is true.
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him (Proverbs 30:5, NIV)
The Bible is perfect and true. It’s an amazing book! And when you read it, you realize it’s not an ordinary book. It really is the inspired word of God.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever (Isaiah 40:8, NIV)
2. God’s Word is Trustworthy
Many events and places recorded in the Bible are historical. As researchers continue to find more archeological evidence, the places named in the Bible are true. The people named in the Bible existed too.
The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. (Psalm 119:130, NLT)
Not only is the Bible truth, but we can trust what it says. It is proven to be accurate.