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Bible Affirmation For Teens

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“What is a Bible Affirmation?” you may ask? A Bible affirmation is written set of biblical truths, not necessarily scripture, that is quoted in order to Bring our souls in alignment with God’s truths.

If you’ve ever watched a Joel Osteen church service, he’s led the congregation in a Bible Affirmation which his father, the former pastor of the church, used to do. It goes like this,

This is my Bible
I am what it says I am.
I can do what it says I can do.
Today, I will be taught the Word of God.
I boldly confess: My mind is alert, My heart is receptive.
I will never be the same.
I am about to receive
The incorruptible, indestructible, Ever-living seed of the Word of God.
I will never be the same.
Never, never, never. I will never be the same. In Jesus name. Amen.

My Pastor has done this particular affirmation a few times and I find it effective as far as it increases faith in people and the congregation hears themselves declaring a desire to be in alignment with God’s will.

I was listening to a podcast this morning with Cameron Cole and the conversation inspired me to come up with my own Bible Affirmation/Declaration for teens.

I’m still tweaking it but you’re welcome to steal it or offer suggestions to improve it.
It’s easy to make something like this too long but I thing I have the right length.

This is my Bible

It reveals who God is.

Who I am in Christ

and why I am here.

It shares the good news,

That Christ died for sinners,

We all need a Savior,

and that I am saved by grace through faith and not by performance.

It shows me the way to live and the way to love.

It tells the the story of redemption from Genesis to Revelation

That God is good.

People are flawed.

and I have power, though the Holy Spirit, to follow Jesus every day.

I came up with this because I’ll be teaching a series soon on the Bible and why we need it.

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