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Arm Our Teens – Pocket Testament League Review

July 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Daily Manna, Monthly Articles

“Why’re you wearing that shirt? Haven’t you ever heard of separation of church and state?” The noisy hallway grew quiet as Mattea considered the question.

“We can wear Christian t-shirts and we can pray in school…”

Anthony came along beside her and finished, “and we can bring our Bibles.”

The boy argued, “That’s not what we learned in History class. Church is church and school is school.”

“School officials try to bully us but it’s not legal.” Suddenly everyone scattered and left the two ‘rebels’ alone.

Mr. Porter, Vice-Principal, walked confidently down the hall. “Office, now.”
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This is exactly what many of our students face every day. I work in a high school and when they see my Bible on my desk, they’re surprised. I tell them, “You can bring your Bible to school.” It’s amazing how kids believe the lie that’s being told to them. Our Christian teens need to know what is evangelism and they need to know how to how answer questions that come up from their friends when they carry their Bibles and wear their popular Christian t-shirts. Both parents and their teens can go to the Pocket Testimony website and receive free evangelism training. The evangelism tools are easy to learn to use.

There are many teens who are on fire and ready to flood their schools this upcoming year with the Word of God. What better way than with the Gospel of John from the Pocket Testament League? They can be ordered with over 30 different, up-to-date covers: all very appealing and colorful.

Even in grade school, students are read books that introduce evolution. It may not say the word but the concepts are there. By the time they are in High School, they are primed and ready to be taught the theories. Our kids need to know the truth. In the free daily devotionals on the website, I am especially impressed with the very first lesson which deals with chapter one of John and will arm our students with that truth. The devotional points out that we have to face the most challenging question ever as a follower of Jesus Christ: “Where did God come from?”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:1-3)

No Big Bang Theory there! God, our creator – period! This is a great devotional and I highly recommend completing it as a family to prepare our students as they enter into the new school year. Help your child, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks… to give the reason for the hope that (they) have.” (1 Peter 3:15 NIV) Let’s arm our teens with the Word of God as they go out into the world August, 2013 and beyond.

Pocket Testament League is the perfect tool for you and your family!

 

Laury Hubrich:

I am a middle-aged wife of 29 years and mother of three – two adult children and one nineteen-year-old son who has now finished his first year of college and has moved into a shared apartment with friends so he could get a job.  I am now a REAL empty-nester!

My life and the life of my family drastically changed about ten years ago when I developed a headache that never went away and grew in intensity. I was eventually diagnosed with Intracranial Hypertension, after an extensive search on my part for an answer.  Living with chronic pain seeks to consume a person’s life; my struggle is to not let it define who I am, and trust me, that is a constant struggle.

I love writing.  God led me to Faithwriters where I have grown my skills and also found my very best friends. I like reaching out in electronic form and giving of myself in my blog, Between the Storms, and a group blog, Jewels of Encouragement, where I am a contributing author and editor.  I’m also contributing author and editor of Journezine’s Daily Manna:)  My paid job is a teacher’s aide at a high school.   Each day is a challenge but it’s also very exciting and fulfilling. The best part: I get summers off!  and this summer I’m volunteering at one of our authors here at Journezine, Linda Kropp, at her store, the Lighthouse Thrift Store. God has given me strength and incredible family and friends to keep me pressing on towards what He has for me.

 

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