4. Being a Disciple of Christ
What does it mean to follow Christ? That’s the question the New Testament answers. Study the life of Christ and His followers, but don’t stop there in learning how to live for the Lord. A great place to start is Romans 12. You may want to review the summary posted here: Romans 12: Bible Study and Summary. This chapter, plus the rest of Romans, guides disciples of Jesus in practical Christian living.
5. The 10 Commandments
Study the 10 commandments in context as well as what they have meant historically. An interesting study for young people would be to find out which countries use the 10 commandments or the Mosaic law as part of their founding and constitution.
God’s law, and specifically the 10 commandments, is an effective soul-winning tool. Christ did not do away with the law, but He completed the law (Matthew 5:17). The law is in place to show sinners they need a Savior (Galatians 3:23-24).
6. Spiritual Gifts
Young people should study and learn about their spiritual gifts. Two main passages in the Bible deal with spiritual gifts: 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 8. When studying about or teaching the spiritual gifts, have a good understanding of these two passages.
People can take spiritual gifts inventories to help know their spiritual gifts. Even without taking a test, a young person who is following God and obeying parents and other authorities is probably already using those spiritual gifts. Encourage that behavior in the young people you teach.
7. Controlling the Tongue
The Bible often talks about the tongue being a destructive power (Jeremiah 9:8). Controlling the tongue is a difficult thing (James 3:6-8). The tongue can pour out blessings and curses (James 3:9-10). It is unnatural for a well to give sweet and salty water, yet we do it with our tongues.
Learning to control the tongue is a sign of spiritual maturity. With the tongue, we can also bring healing to others (Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 15:4).