How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping it according to Your Word. ~ Psalm 119:9, NAS
You can use my children’s Daily Bible Study from this page with older students by having them do the readings independently and also completing the “For Further Study” and “Journal” questions. Or, you can do one of the studies posted below:
Proverbs for Young People
These are 30 studies from the book of Proverbs, one from each chapter.
Download each lesson by clicking on the link. These are PDF files, so you’ll need Adobe Reader.
Book 1 ~ Introduction & Proverbs Chapters 1-10 ; last updated 11/23/08
Book 2 ~ Chapters 11-20 ; updated 11/23/08
Book 3 ~ Chapters 21-30 ; updated 11/23/08
I wrote these studies to use when my children are teenagers. By that time, I hope they’ll have progressed towards thinking more personally about their salvation, duty to God, and duties to their fellow man. They are an adaptation of the lessons from my Daily Bible Series for ages 6+, so don’t be surprised that there is some overlap. However for this series, each study is broken down over five days.
For each reading from Proverbs, the lesson includes a reading from First and Second Timothy. I like these two epistles written to a young man who was learning how to be a wise and useful servant in God’s kingdom. I feel that combining Proverbs with these epistles in a Bible study is a good way to see how God’s commandments about wisdom can be exemplified in the life of a young Christian.
Some of these lessons offer more than one application lesson. Parents may want to help their children choose a lesson, depending on what issues concern the child. For example, for Lesson #11, there is an optional discussion question directed at young women.
Independent Bible Study and Narration
More advanced students may feel they are ready for self-directed reading and study instead of working out from a lesson plan or workbook. Or, some students may want a break from workbooks for a few months. Independent reading and narration may work for them. You can read about it here.