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.

5 Responses to “Teens”

  1. Laci Says:

    This Proverbs study looks really good. I know you say it’s for teens but do you think it could work as a family study for ages 6-14? I was thinking I could modify the journaling for the younger kids to just have them illustrate a verse out of the chapter. I haven’t looked at each day of all the books so I didn’t know if it got into topics that are geared toward teens and adults like drunkeness or immorality.
    I know you have another study for younger kids, which also looks really great, but the layout of the Proverbs study would work better for our family.
    Thanks and God bless,

  2. Janice Says:

    I think your ideas are great. It always encourages me to know how others are using these studies. They were meant to be a starting point for parents to tailor to their own kids’ needs and learning styles.

    It’s been about a year since I looked at these studies, but from what I recall there aren’t any specific lessons on drunkenness or immorality. What I’ve tried to focus on instead is the idea of holiness/sanctification. I feel that if young people understand the principle of being different from the world, then other questions like drinking and fornication can be answered by their parents. Please let me know how it works with your family and any other suggestions you or your kids might have.

  3. Bonita Says:

    We have been using these Proverbs devotions for some Family Bible Night studies. Thank you for keeping our focus on God.


    how can all this be applied?

  5. Janice Says:

    Thank you for your question. The studies from Proverbs for teens have application questions in the form of a journal topic. Students are asked to think of the Bible readings as they apply to aspects of their life. If you are asking how the Bible studies can be scheduled or taught, please read the introduction to the Proverbs study (Book 1). There are also some old posts on this website about scheduling Bible study at home – please see https://peregrina1.wordpress.com/teaching-tips-articles/


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