The Spiritual World 

 


Angels and the Spiritual World
Angels and the Spiritual World

Although Western culture has become more sceptical about the existence of any kind of spiritual world, there is still a great deal of interest in angels and the supernatural as is shown by the popularity of psychic fairs, ‘angelology’ books and guardian angel charms.  Nearly all religions recognize the existence of a spiritual world. 

How much does the Bible tell us about the creation and nature of angels? What is truth and what is myth?

This outline started as response to a church youth group who wanted to know about the creation of the spiritual world and the fall of Satan.  We then extended it to include New Age issues such as guardian angels so that we could make it more accessible to unchurched youth. Our groups often contain a mixture of both.

The viewpoint portrayed here is that angels and demons are not psychological disorders, cultural forces, the ghosts of dead people or figments of our imagination.  They are personal spiritual beings created by God – some in alliance with him, some in rebellion against him.  The main focus is on angels. 

The existence of evil spirits is explained but their influence is dealt with in the follow-up resource ‘The Dark Side of the Spiritual World’. 

Angels and the Spiritual World – Plan

Angels and the Spiritual World – Leaders Notes’

Activity – Angels & Demons Quiz as a flexible PowerPoint

Activity – Angels & Demons Quiz as a PowerPoint pdf

Activity – Angels & Demons Quiz sheets

Angels & Demons Quiz sheets

Bible References on the Spiritual World

Psalm 91 for 2 readers

 

 

   Dark Side of Spiritual World     The Dark Side of the Spiritual World

Leaders’ notes draft

The Dark Side of the Spiritual World Leaders’ Notes draft

For teaching outlines see below.

 

 

 

Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold  Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold 

Dabbling in things that are not good for us gives the enemy a ‘foothold’ that he can use to bring us down. Likewise when something hurts us, it’s like an arrow that wounds us.  This can also create a foothold which can cause us further pain.  We need the Holy Spirit to help us with these. 

Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold – Session Plan

Arrows – PowerPoint

Activity – Battleships Game

Activity – Living Battleships Grid for game 

 

 

Spiritual Connections

Making Spiritual Connections 

Plan – Making Spiritual Connections

Elijah’s Story with Leaders’ Notes

Spiritual Connections: Yes anyone can make them. But what sort do you want to have? A new look at Elijah and the prophets of Baal.

What type of spiritual connections do we want to develop or avoid in our own lives?  This exciting, challenging story shows how anyone can be a channel for God’s power and see great things happen.  

 

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Being Spiritual 

 

Worship 

What IS Worship?

        What IS Worship? – Outline PlanThe Bible - Spiritual Signposts

        What IS Worship? – Leaders’ Notes

         How to Read the Bible

 

 

 

Prayer and Prayer Spaces

How to Set Up a Prayer Space

This is general advice on prayer spaces; how to plan them and possible resources that can be used.

More advice from the 24/7 people themselves: Prayer+Room+Resource

 

Holy Week Prayer Space Cards

Selection of ideas for prayer stations on an Easter theme.  Ready for printing.

To follow – further guidelines with props for using the above.

Requires additional visual aids. Please also see resources on Easter in ‘Beliefs/Jesus’

This is what our 2015 one looked like:

Holy Week Prayer Space PowerPoint photos 

Holy Week Prayer Space PDF photos 

 

Prayer cards for other nations

In our Holy Week prayer space Easter 2015, we had a prayer station for areas where it is difficult to be a Christian. Catharine made up prayer cards based on information from the Open Doors web site. There are 4 to a sheet. We laminated them and cut them into separate cards. 

Prayer cards for Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Yemen

Prayer cards for North Korea, Iraq, Somalia & Libya

Prayer cards for Pakistan, Moldives, China, India

Prayer cards for Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan

Here are the same cards in Word to make them easier to translate for my EurECA friends. If you have any trouble with downloads please mail me.

Prayer cards for Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Yemen

Prayer cards for North Korea, Iraq, Somalia & Libya

Prayer cards for Pakistan, Moldives, China, India

Prayer cards for Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan

 

For an excellent course on prayer please see

24-7 Prayer International | Origins: Youth Prayer Course

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Faith

David and Goliath – Story with comments

 

Joshua and the Spiritual Battle of Jericho

Joshua & the Battle of Jericho – Plan

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho – Leaders’ Notes

Joshua & Jericho Activity sheet – Why did the walls collapse?

Joshua & Jericho activity sheet – Why did Joshua win?