B.R.I.G.H.T. Lights is a bible study that encourages a serious walk with the Lord and to grow in him. B.R.I.G.H.T. is an acronym for Being Radiant In Godliness Holiness & Testimony. Every Friday afternoon is when we get together. The first time they attend, each person receives a notebook and a pen and with these they write scriptures, take lots of notes, and write commitments. These are very special tools to them and they are very excited when they receive them. I try to make this fun too by bringing color pencils for them to use to do underlining and highlighting. They don’t underline or highlight in their bibles because they think somehow they are compromising the Word of God. Some of their notebooks are pretty colorful. It was important for me to provide these tools because when you write things down, you slow down and tend to think more about what you are writing.
Another tool used is a big white wipe off-board using very colorful markers. With this I have noticed that anything written down ahead of time is promptly written in their notebooks. I pre write important information to save time, but there is a problem with this. They get distracted in what they are writing and then they aren’t able listen as well as they should. So this idea has backfired a bit. I have noticed that some of the brief notes I write down ahead of time are written down exactly as I have literally written it, which was not the intention. As is usually the case, the teacher often learns along with the students, how they think and how they learn. It seems I cannot abbreviate ahead of time some written portions of the lessons just to save time. It isn’t always the best way. Sometimes taking the time to write things down as something is being explained is. I need to slow down and take one step at a time to make sure they are getting and not worry about saving time.
This Bible study material has five sets. The first set of topics are included in the following list. We have already covered the lessons that are in bold.
- Being Strong for the Lord in Your Youth
- Developing a Close Relationship with the authorities in your life
- Gaining a Clear Conscience
- Developing a Disciplined Walk with God
- Understanding the Fear of the Lord
- Accepting God’s Design for You
- Total Dedication to God
It is enjoyable for me to prepare this study each week. It has been a long time desire of mine to do a digging deeper bible study like this. One of the challenges I face is that their education structure is not driven by interaction. They are prone to take the information they can get by just listening.
Please keep this bible study in your prayers.
- Pray for Catherine as she prepares and teaches and to find effective ways to share.
- Pray for receptive hearts of the girls and boys attending.
- Pray for understanding of the material and for spiritual growth.
- Pray for each one to be able to apply what is learned.
May the Lord bless all the efforts above and beyond anything I could ever imagine.
In the name of Jesus. Amen!