A Helping Hand – Youth lesson 3/5/08

5 03 2008

A lesson on Accountability

James 5:16 – Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Proverbs 27:17
– As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Eccl. 4:9-10
– Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Galatians 6:1
– Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

I. TEAM

– You can’t do it alone
– Same sex
– Know each other – emotions, traits
– Maturity – spiritual, emotional
– Pastors/parents – wisdom
– Bible

II. TRANSPARENT

– Out in the open
– Confession
– Honesty

III. TOUGH

– Ask hard questions – Did you…today? (positive/negative)
– Willing to listen – not condemning, hear it out
– Dropping defense mechanisms – take criticism
– Be specific – generalizations will never help
– Specific prayer – specific sin needs specific prayer
– Commitment

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