Esther’s plans for her life probably didn’t include being Queen of Persia, but God had other plans. You probably have some plans for your day, your week and your life. Check out Proverbs 16:9. Are you ready to follow God’s plans for you?
Even heroes need to train. In Hero Training you will increase your Bible knowledge by looking up different scripture passages to learn more about God’s truth and promises.
With questions that make you think, Hero Training will strengthen your mental and faith muscles as you learn to apply the words of the Bible to your own life.
Read Matthew 7:24-27 about the wise man and the foolish man. Notice that the storm came into both men’s lives. There will always be troubles (2 Timothy 3:12). How will building your life on God help you stand strong when storms of trouble come?
Shape a piece of Play-Doh into a little pot, just as Jeremiah watched the potter do. Now take a closer look at it. Do you see your fingerprints all over it? In the same way, when you let God reshape your heart by following His Word, He leaves His fingerprints all over you (2 Corinthians…
Think about the words of Luke 6:38. No matter how much you give, you can’t out give God. His gifts might not be money or things, but you can be sure that they’ll be amazing! The next time you give, pay attention to all the ways God gives back to you.
Confession is telling God that you know what you did was wrong. It’s agreeing with God that it was a sin. Repentance is being sad about that sin and doing your best not to sin again. Read 1 John 1:9 and Acts 3:19 to find out what wonderful thing happens when you confess and repent.
You may have some really good friends, but there is only one perfect friend – God! He’s always with you, even in the tough times (Psalm 23:3). He’s always ready to listen (Psalm 145:18). And He’s always willing to help (Psalm 46:1). And the best part is that anyone can be close to Him. James…
Idols are things people worship instead of God. It’s easy to look at a statue and think it’s silly to worship such things. But look at Matthew 4:8-10. Satan tempted Jesus with riches and power. Those are still pretty tempting to idols today. What was Jesus’ answer in verse 10? That’s exactly what your answer…
When Jesus died on the cross, He opened the throne room of heaven to us. That means you can step right into the presence of God – anytime, anywhere. And you can talk to Him about anything. Just take a look at Hebrews 4:16. God wants to hear from you!
Read 2 Timothy 1:7. Did God create you to be afraid? No! But that doesn’t mean you’ll never be afraid. It does mean you don’t have to let fear stop you from serving God. Remember that He’ll always be there to help you be strong and brave (Isaiah 41:10).
God won’t ever ask you to be brave all alone. Just look at the promise of Joshua 1:9. And then check out Philippians 4:13. God will give you the strength to do whatever He asks you to do. Yes, being brave can be scary, but who always wins in the end? Find the answer in…
The Ten Commandments aren’t the only laws in the Old Testament. There are about six hundred others! Jesus summed them up in just two commandments. You can find them in Matthew 22:34-40. How different would the world be if everyone followed these two commandments?
Did you know that hard times can be good for you? Challenges build your faith muscles because they teach you to rely on God. Memorize James 1:2-4. The next time you face something difficult, say these verses out loud. And trust that God will take care of you!
You just know you’re ready to stay home alone or old enough to bike to the neighborhood store with friends. But Mom and Dad say you’re not quite old enough. While you wait, memorize Luke 16:10. Then show them how responsible you can be. Fix your own snacks. Put your bike away. Take care of…
Jealousy is wanting for yourself what belongs to someone else. And it’s so serious that God listed it in the Ten Commandments as one of the things we must not do. Read Exodus 20:17 for yourself. Why do you think God is serious about jealousy? What problems does it cause?
Part of growing up is figuring out who you are. The world will tell you all sorts of things – things that aren’t true. Always turn to God to find out who you really are. Start with these beautiful verses: 1 John 3:1, Galatians 4:7, Psalm 139:13-14 and 1 Peter 2:9.
Jacob never expected to hear God’s voice that night. But you can expect to hear God’s voice every day. Just be still and listen. He might whisper a verse into your heart. He might send someone to encourage you. And He always speaks through the Bible. God loves to talk to you!
When Jesus came, He changed the way sacrifices were made. It was no longer about animals and priests. Instead, sacrifices became about how we live our lives. Read Romans 12:1. How could choosing to please God – instead of the world, your friends or even yourself – be a “living sacrifice” to God?
Abraham could have made up excuses not to go. He could have said, “I’m seventy five years old!” or “I like my home in Haran”. But he didn’t. Are you making excuses for not following God – for not loving your neighbor, forgiving a friend, or reading the Bible? Decide to stop making excuses and…