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hello! I need bible help please

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LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 08:44:10

I am doing a talk about persevering when you lose, to teenagers. The joy of losing, kind of
I need to slot in some christianity. very light touch. Just kind of " christians look to god to give them strength" etc.

ALl the stuff i have found is quite hard. Can anyone help with just a teaching or Bible ref please?


bumbleymummy Sun 14-Apr-13 08:58:00

I was quoting pedro LadyM - not suggesting it!

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 09:08:44

Oh ta. Ill take another look at job

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 09:09:38


Thanks for helping guys but I wil NOT be able to use Harry frigging potter!!

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 09:10:08

Plus I've never read any of the books. I've read more if the bible than Harry potter

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 09:10:26

Sorry bumbley. smile

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 09:11:35

The detail of why they put up with it won't matter too much. It's just to insert some religion somewhere.

happyhev Sun 14-Apr-13 20:51:59

Joseph, you know the one with the coat. His brothers sold him into slavery, but he did well and his master promoted him. then his master's wife accused him of trying it on with her and he ended up in jail. Then he interpreted one of pharaohs dreams and ended up pharaohs right hand man. The story is in the Genesis.

BlackeyedSusan Sun 14-Apr-13 22:09:47

but they will have read harry potter. it could be very powerful to make the link to fiction...especially if you use a clip of the film, which I have not seen so don't know if it is any good. get them to draw the links.

alternatively use lion the witch and the wardrobe.

you have not said which age group you are talking to, nor their background.

Italiangreyhound Sun 14-Apr-13 23:23:03

Bless you Pedro, just really feel I need to say that.

LadyMountbatten Mon 15-Apr-13 02:42:49

I have to include the bible.

I have the rest of it all sewn up. It's a frigging JOB INTERVIEW I CANNOT USE HARRY FUCKING POTTER.

LadyMountbatten Mon 15-Apr-13 02:44:34

Thanks for Joseph idea too.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 15-Apr-13 08:25:50

you can if you link it to the Bible. I was not saying do not use the bible, but use something that will illustrate the message. if it is only for a job interview and not to real teenagers it does not matter at all as much. if it ws for job interview, I would be looking t something even more contemporary to use with teenagers.

you have not said what age teenagers you are aiming at. there is a big difference between 13 and 18

LadyMountbatten Mon 15-Apr-13 08:27:51

Thanks for the tips. I'm cool. I know what I'm doing wrt the rest of it.

LadyMountbatten Mon 15-Apr-13 08:28:32

It's real teenagers. I've taught for 20 years. I think I've got the rest of it under control. smile

toriap2 Mon 15-Apr-13 08:34:04

Some of the parables in Luke are about not giving up.

LadyMountbatten Mon 15-Apr-13 08:34:55

Thanks tor

LifeofPo Mon 15-Apr-13 08:48:37

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LadyMountbatten Mon 15-Apr-13 08:55:26

I'm going to say " St. Paul, he took some crap , didn't he?" And leave a big pause

Isabeller Mon 15-Apr-13 09:05:52

Ruth and Naomi? Ruth was determined not to abandon Naomi and didn't give up.

Women who didn't give up wanting children - Sarah?

Moses' mother didn't give up on saving her baby

Abigail confronted King David and saved her family

Just some ideas smile good luck, hope it goes well

bumbleymummy Mon 15-Apr-13 09:08:23

Good luck! smile

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