Youth Ministry

Chosen is designed to engage 6th-12th graders in a meaningful way. Our focus is to help students find their identity in Christ, so they be world changers where ever they are! Services include, worship, message, games and small groups that are led by youth leaders and are an amazing way to study the Bible, make close friends and do life together! 

 

For more information contact Nina Dally ndally@crossroadschurch.org.

Scripture, Observation Application, Prayer! 

Is a bible study method you and your student can do together!

If your student is interested in confirmation you can reach out to Nina Dally at ndally@crossroadschurch.org

This week's lesson: Wisdom

1 Kings 3:16-28 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 One of them said, “Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. 18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us. 19 “During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him. 20 So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. 21 The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.” 22 The other woman said, “No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours.” But the first one insisted, “No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine.” And so they argued before the king. 23 The king said, “This one says, ‘My son is alive and your son is dead,’ while that one says, ‘No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.’” 24 Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. 25 He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.” 26 The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!” 27 Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.” 28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.


God gave Solomon wisdom because he asked for it.

 

What is Wisdom?

 

Being wise means being skilled in Godly living and having God’s wisdom means having the ability to cope with life in a God-honoring way. 

 

God loves us so much, and he wants us to live lives for him and to honor him. We can only do this is if we have the wisdom and understanding to do so.  

 

So God gave us the book of Proverbs to help us do this.  

 

The book of Proverbs starts out right away by spelling out its purpose.  

 

Proverbs 1:1-7  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, 3 To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; 4 To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, 5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, 6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 

 

The second verse of Proverbs tells us exactly what this book was written for. 

What was it written for? NIV 2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. 

 

Wisdom is the key to understanding how to God wants us to live.  

 

Proverbs has a bunch of sayings that gives us advice to help us understand how to live God-honoring lives, and Proverbs gives us the wisdom to do that. 

  

Proverbs are telling us what might happen if we do something a certain way. 


Here’s an Example:  

 

Proverbs 10:8 The wise of heart will receive commands, but a babbling fool will be ruined.

 

What does this proverb tell us?

 

The bottom line is this: Wisdom equals understanding. 

 

Understanding how God wants us to live our lives. Understanding what happens if we do certain things. Understanding how decisions we make affect our relationship with God. 


Discussion Questions


  1. Who do you consider to be a wise person? Tell your group about one person that you know to be really wise. What makes that person so wise in your estimation? Give an example.
  2. What is one wise and one foolish choice you have made in your life? Share with your group the story behind each one. What were the consequences?
  3. Who do you consider to be a wise person? Tell your group about one person that you know to be really wise. What makes that person so wise in your estimation? Give an example.
  4. What is one wise and one foolish choice you have made in your life? Share with your group the story behind each one. What were the consequences?
  5. Have you asked God for wisdom?
  6. How do proverbs help us live disciplined lives? 
  7. Why is it important to live disciplined lives? 

WHAT’S HAPPENING!

Youth Director

Nina Dally, is the youth director at CROSSROADS CHURCH. Her husband Jeremiah Dally is also the worship leader here for our Inver Grove Heights Campus. She has been working with teens for 8 years and graduated from The House School of Ministry in Eagan, MN in 2018. She loves spending time with students, her husband and new son, friends and family. She also loves swimming, skating photography and baking. She is very excited to be serving the students of CROSSROADS, and is dedicated to doing whatever she can to lead other to be lifelong believers who are unwavering in their relationship with God.. Please feel free to contact her anytime at ndally@crossroadschurch.org or 612-865-4176.