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  Character Builder Series  
 
Character Builder Series
by Al & Paul
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Loyalty
Begin with a prayer

This Bible study is designed for small groups or for an individual quiet time study.

Definition: A feeling of strong support for someone or something.

Introduction:
One of the all-time greats in baseball was Babe Ruth. His bat had the power of a cannon, and his record of 714 home runs remained unbroken until Hank Aaron came along. The Babe was the idol of sports fans, but in time age took its toll, and his popularity began to wane. Finally the Yankees traded him to the Braves.

In one of his last games in Cincinnati, Babe Ruth began to falter. He struck out and made several misplays that allowed the Reds to score five runs in one inning. As the Babe walked toward the dugout, chin down and dejected, there rose from the stands an enormous storm of boos and catcalls. Some fans actually shook their fists.

Then a wonderful thing happened. A little boy jumped over the railing, and with tears streaming down his cheeks he ran out to the great athlete. Unashamedly, he flung his arms around the Babe’s legs and held on tightly. Babe Ruth scooped him up, hugged him, and set him down again. Patting him gently on the head, he took his hand and the two of them walked off the field together.

Author Unknown

Discussion Starters:
Name a Bible character that has been extremely loyal and how.

Name a person in American history who has been extremely loyal and how.

Name a Bible character that has not been loyal and how.

Name a person in American history who has not been loyal and how.

Who is someone in our Church who is extremely loyal and how.

Who in our youth group is extremely loyal and how.

The Bible says:
If you are in a small group study, take the time to discuss each passage and how it relates to the group.  Take the time to talk about how to apply the scriptures and not just read them.
 
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17
 
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
Proverbs 21:21

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work. Titus 3:1

If your brother sins against you go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.  Matthew 18:15

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise.
Proverbs 24:1
 
And he said to them, Go into the entire world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 
Mark 16:15
 
Challenge:
If you are teaching a group, divide them into small groups and ask them to take the challenge together.

Read Hebrews 11:1-40—Great Examples of Faith.

What five key points did you get from this reading?

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Write down your plan as to how you are going to develop a more loyal attitude.

 

 

Who can you talk too that will help you reach your plan?

 

 

When do you plan to talk with the above person (tomorrow? Next Monday? Etc.)

 

 

 

 

Memory Verse:
(Challenge your group to memorize the scripture below this week).

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

Close:
Get with one or two friends and pray for God to help you develop a more loyal attitude. Ask Him to help you be a great role-model when it comes to loyalty.

 


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Teen Life Ministries 2011


Originally Posted: 07 at 4
Last Updated: 07 at 4

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