Trusting God When I Feel Used (Romans 15:1 – 7)

Trusting God When I Feel Used. – Bible Lesson. Teen Bible Lesson.

Have you ever felt taken advantage of by others? Could it be that you were called upon because you had an ability that others lacked? Does that change your feelings of resentment?

  • Study Romans 15:1 – 7.
  • Choose the best answer (or answers) to the 8 questions that follow.
  • The answers are given at the end of this blog entry.

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

– Romans 15:1 – 7 (New International Version)

1. The strong in faith should help

a) those they judge to be worthy

b) themselves to God’s blessings

c) the spiritually weak


2. A Christian’s motivation for being used by God should be

a) to prove we’re strong

b) for the good of the believer

c) because Jesus did


3. According to these verses even Christ did not

a) try to get people to follow Him

b) live just to please Himself

c) want to be used by God

d) let people monopolize His time


4. The purpose of helping the weak is

a) to whip them into shape

b) to encourage them

c) to be like Christ

d) to illustrate survival of the fittest


5. The phrase in verse 3, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me”  (taken from Psalm 69:9) means

a) those who insulted God took it out on Jesus

b) the writer of this psalm was sorry he insulted God

c) people who insult people are the loneliest people in the world


6. One purpose of the Scriptures, according to this passage, is to

a) explain prayer

b) defend Jewish tradition

c) explain creation

d) teach us to have hope


7. God offers endurance and encouragement and gives a spirit of

a) diversity

b) unity

c) festivity

d) perplexity


8. Accepting each other

a) means always agreeing on everything

b) refers only to believers of high standing in the church

c) brings praise to God


Like the Christians at Rome in Paul’s day, we sometimes feel used by those who lack spiritual maturity. We must realize that we have the strength to help others, the endurance to achieve a common goal, and the grace to accept others as Jesus does. Take advantage of the opportunities to voluntarily be used by God to serve others.


1. C

2. B and C

3. B

4. B and C

5. A

6. D

7. B

8. C



Close Christian Friends: A Rebus of Philemon

Close Christian Friends: A Rebus of Philemon – Bible Lesson. Teen Bible Lesson.

Note: If you’re using this post in a Bible class or a Bible study, you have my permission to print it as is.

Scripture Text:

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the book of Philemon


Christian friendship allows us to make bold demands out of mutual love. Christian friendship binds unlikely people together. Christian friendship supercede all other human relationships. These are just three principles (three characteristics) found in the book of Philemon.

A rebus is an allusional representation of words by simple drawings. Answer these 10 questions by using simple drawings or symbols.

1. Draw a picture of the writer of this book (verse 9)


2. Draw a picture of the writer’s face when he thinks about Philemon (verse 7)


3. Draw a symbol for a gift from God he wishes Philemon to have (verse 3)


4. Draw the building where Paul and Onesimus met (verse 10)


5. Draw a picture of Onesimus’ relationship to Philemon (verse 16)


6. Make a paper version of what Paul refers to Onesimus as being (verse 12)


7. Make a sign that shows how Paul wants Philemon to greet Onesimus (verse 17)


8. Draw a picture of what Paul offers to Philemon as reimbursement (verses 18 and 19)


9. Copy a picture from a dollar bill that symbolizes Paul’s hope for Philemon’s and Onesimus’ relationship


10. From Hebrews 10:24, draw a picture of a piece of cowboy attire that will help you remember to encourage others to love and good deeds.


Related articles (links) on this blog:

Refresh My Heart In Christ (part 1)

Refresh My Heart In Christ (part 3)

Questions About the Apostle Paul (Part 1)


Deepening Your Friendship With God

Deepening Your Friendship With God – Bible Lesson. Teen Bible Lesson.

God is our Creator, Savior, and King. But He also wants to be our friend. If you’re using this post in a Bible class or a Bible study, you have my permission to print it as is. All Scripture references are taken from the New International Version.

1. A best friend is someone we talk to (communicate with) a lot.

Psalm 55:16, 17As for me, I call to God,and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress,and he hears my voice.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  • Circle the words or phrases that indicate when you can talk to God.
  • List some times during your day when you can talk to God.



2. Sometimes best friends need time together with no one else around.

Matthew 6:6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

  • Underline anything that indicates we need to spend time with God alone and uninterrupted.
  • List two places where you could get alone with God.


  • List some things you would like to talk with God about alone.



3. We can be ourselves around a best friend.

Matthew 6:7, 8And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

  • Why do you think we can be ourselves around God and not have to pretend to be people we’re not?


4. A best friend listens to our problems and help us not to worry.

Philippians 4:6, 7Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  • Put a check mark next to the words that tell you nothing is too big or small to tell God about.
  • Draw a gift-wrapped package around the word that tells you what God gives us when we tell Him about our problems.


5. A best friend helps us with our problems.

Psalm 34:17, 18The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;he delivers them from all their troubles.The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  • Put a squiggly line beneath the words that tell you what the Lord will do for the righteous who cry out to Him.
  • Write down one problem for which you want God’s help. (It’s okay to write it in code or symbols so only you know what it is.)