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Free Topical Bible Study Lesson on

Family Life

Lesson FL006– Small Group Bible Study on Parenting Teenagers


Look up the following Scriptures. When reading these verses ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Who is talking/writing?
    2. Who is the audience?
    3. What do these verses have to say about our main topic?
Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 13:24; Proverbs 29:17; Acts 1:14; 1 Kings 1:6; Hebrews 12:7; Philippians 2:1-3



Read the following article that relates to our topical Bible study.

Lessons From the Rainey Game Preserve
By Dennis and Barbara Rainey
Your teens need you to be involved in their lives doing battle over sin. In even the best of teenagers "foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child.". Read More This article should take less than 5 minutes to read

Important Tip! For Optimal Learning and Comprehension, Print the article and grab your highlighter.

As you read the article, highlight the sentences, statements or paragraphs that you find most profound, confusing, revolutionary, fundamental or inspiring.  Mark each highlight with the reason you choose it.  Use the corresponding word or letter. P = Profound , C = Confusing , R = Revolutionary , F = Fundamental , I = Inspiring.

After you have done this for the entire article, force yourself to narrow your favorite sentences, statements or paragraphs down to your top 5. Then top 3. Then 1. This will prepare you for in-depth group discussion.

Not only will this technique improve overall reading comprehension, but will act as a discussion outline for your small group.  This method also provides a jump start if you choose to do a written summary of the article.



Answer the following questions after reading the article above:

  1. After studying the verses in Step 1 above, which one impacted you and why?

  2. How can asking questions help your teens remain safe? Do your teens resent being checked on?

  3. What do you do when your teen wants "more space"?

  4. What role do self doubt and insecurities play in the lives of teens.? How can you help?

  5. Discuss the importance of boundaries in the life of a teenager.

  6. What role should parents play in helping their teens defeat sin in their lives?


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Class readings are presented in variable lengths as indicated by the SM - MED - LG - XL ratings. Each article will be ranked by these symbols and should give you an idea about the time committment needed to finish the reading assignment. If you think you don't have 5 minutes to spare, click here.