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MY BODY ~ MY BODY ~ MY BODY ~ MY BODY ~
HIS TEMPLE HIS TEMPLE HIS TEMPLE HIS TEMPLE
a 14-day personal Bible study
on purity for kids















© On Tablets of Human Hearts
Heidi Kreider
April 2007

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Table of Contents

DAY 1: What is “purity”?
DAY 2: Why purity?
DAY 3: Think on these things.
DAY 4: Be careful little eyes what you see.
DAY 5: Be careful little ears what you hear.
DAY 6: The words of my mouth.
DAY 7: The meditations of my heart.
DAY 8: Hiding God’s Word.
DAY 9: A little review.
DAY 10: My hands ~ His praise!
DAY 11: Run, Joe run!
DAY 12: But I’m only a kid.
DAY 13: I’ve sinned, now what?
DAY 14: Blessed are the pure in heart.

VERSES TO MEMORIZE

GLOSSARY GLOSSARY GLOSSARY GLOSSARY
























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day one

Introduction: What is “pure”? What is “purity”?

Find Psalm 119:9-16 in your own Bible. Please write just verse 9 below.
Psalm 119:9 _______________________________________________________
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How can a young man keep his way pure? ___________________________________
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What is “pure”? What is “purity”? Write your own definition for pure and
purity or look them up in a dictionary and write the definitions below.
Pure = __________________________________________________________
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Purity = __________________________________________________________
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I like this definition for “pure”-- “clean, spotless or unblemished”. When you see
a glass filled with “pure water”, all you see is water. You don’t see anything coloring
the water, floating in the water or floating on top of the water. “Pure water” is so
clear that you can see right through it. “Unblemished” means that it has no spots,
stains, wrinkles, or anything added to it.
In the dictionary, “purity” means “the condition of being pure”. So, for us
“purity” could mean “the condition of being clean, spotless and unblemished”. These
definitions of pure and purity will work well for our Bible study MY BODY ~ HIS MY BODY ~ HIS MY BODY ~ HIS MY BODY ~ HIS
TEMPLE TEMPLE TEMPLE TEMPLE.
For this study you will need a Bible (preferably NIV), a dictionary, and the
desire to learn from God’s Word! The world we live in today is wicked and full of
sin! It seems like everywhere you look, listen, and live, evil wants to dirty or stain
our hearts. God commands us to keep our hearts pure. He also commands us to
keep our bodies pure. We will be studying why God commands us to be pure and
how we can live lives of purity in our world today. Living a life of purity is not easy
but it is the best thing to do.
Your assignments for today are to write the definitions for pure and purity in
the glossary at the back of this study and to write out the verse below.
Psalm 51:10 _______________________________________________________
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day two
Why purity?
Do you remember our definition of purity from yesterday’s lesson? If you
need to look back, you may. Please write the definition below.
Purity = _______________________________________________________
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Purity means “the condition of being clean, spotless and unblemished”. I had you write
that definition in your glossary yesterday and on today’s lesson because I hope you
really learn it. Perhaps, even memorize it! Before we can explore how to be pure in
all areas of our lives, we need to know why we need to be pure.
Do you have any idea why God would call us to purity? __________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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Look up Isaiah 43:1-7 in your Bible. Answer the following questions.
Who created you? (v. 1) ____________________________________________
Who says, “you are mine”? (v. 1) _____________________________________
Who did God create for His glory? (v.7) _______________________________

Now look at 1 John 3:3. Fill in the blanks.
1 John 3:3 “____________________ who has this hope in him
______________ himself, just as ________ is _________________.” Who is pure?
__________________________________________________________ That’s right!
John says “he is pure” and the “he” John is speaking of is Jesus Christ!
God created us for His glory and God is pure! Do you think a pure God can
have fellowship (a relationship or friendship) with a person who is dirty, stained or
blemished? NO!
Find Habakkuk 1:13 in your Bible (Habakkuk is near the end of the Old
Testament). Fill in the blanks for the first sentence of this verse.
Habakkuk 1:13 “Your eyes are too __________________ to look on
__________; you cannot tolerate _________________.”
Habakkuk tells us that God can not tolerate evil! We can not have a
relationship with God until we are pure. God is so pure and so holy (set apart) that
He requires the blood of pure sacrifices to pay for sins. In the Old Testament, the
people would offer spotless lambs to be sacrificed for their sins. By offering this
sacrifice, they could have a relationship with God.
God’s plan for redemption (or saving) of man’s sin was not complete until God
Himself came to earth as a man and died as man. When Jesus Christ died on the
cross, He died for all people’s sins, including people who had not even been born yet.
Find 1 Peter 1:18-19 and fill in the blanks, “________ were redeemed…with the
precious _____________ of Christ, a ___________ without ____________ or defect.”
Once Jesus gave His blood as our sacrifice, He gave us a way to be saved of
our sins. If we are willing to accept Jesus’ gift of salvation, His blood can wash our
hearts and make them pure again. Isn’t in wonderful that God made a way to have
fellowship or a relationship with Him?!
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If you have not asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and wash your heart
and make it pure, this entire Bible study will not be for you. You can not try to live a
life of purity without God in your heart. Look at John 15:5. Jesus said, “apart from
_______________ you can do ___________________.” If you want to ask Jesus to
forgive you of your sins and wash your heart, please do so! You can ask me or your
parents for help.
If you have already accepted Jesus as your Savior, Jesus has washed your
heart with His blood. You have been redeemed or saved by Jesus! You can live a
life of purity or a life of being clean, spotless and unblemished with Jesus’ help!
Ephesians 3:17 says, “so that ____________________ may _____________ in your
_______________ through faith.” Christ dwells or lives in your heart!
Find 1 Corinthians 3:16 in your Bible and write it out.
________________________________________________________________________
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If you look at 1 Corinthians 3:17 it says “for God’s temple is _______________ and
____________ are that temple.”
He lives in me and if you have accepted Him as your Savior, He lives in you.
A pure God must have a pure or holy temple. Holy means “perfectly pure”. Look at
1 Peter 1:15-16, “But just as _____________ who called you is _____________, so be
_____________ in __________ you do, for it is written, “be ______________ because
______ am holy’.”
Let’s start learning how to keep our temples pure.

























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day three

Think on these things.

Have you ever noticed that evil thoughts start in our minds? Even when we
don’t try to think of mean or wicked things, these thoughts just appear. This is
because we are sinners and we are not perfect. It is also because God’s enemy,
Satan, does not want us to succeed in having a pure temple for God.
Look up 1 Peter 5:8 in your Bible and write it out. _______________________
________________________________________________________________________
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Hungry lions prowl when looking for something to devour. Have you ever
watched a movie about real lions? When they eat, they tear their food apart quickly.
When they are finished, there usually isn’t much left on the carcass. Satan is like a
hungry lion. He wants to “devour” us. If we let him, he will fill our hearts, minds
and bodies with evil, wicked thoughts and actions, so that our temple won’t be pure
for God.
We talked about pure hearts in the last lesson and today I want to learn about
pure minds. How do you think we can keep our minds pure? __________________
________________________________________________________________________
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Turn to Colossians 3:2 and write it out. ________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
The apostle Paul tells us to “set your minds on things above”. That means we are to
think (set your mind on) on Godly things (things above where God is in Heaven). If
we think on Godly things by praying, studying God’s word, singing praise songs,
praising God at church, and listening to sermons or lessons about God; then there
won’t be room in our minds for evil. Paul gives a list of things to think about. Find
Philippians 4:8 in your Bibles. Finish the list of things to think on.
1) Whatever is _________________________________________________
2) Whatever is _________________________________________________
3) Whatever is _________________________________________________
4) Whatever is _________________________________________________
5) Whatever is _________________________________________________
6) Whatever is _________________________________________________
7) If anything is ________________________________________________
8) or __________________________________________________________
…think about such things.
God gave us this list in His Word, so we can have something to measure our
thoughts against. For instance, most of what we think comes from what we read, see
or hear. So if you are reading a book and it is not true, noble, right, pure, lovely,
admirable, excellent and praiseworthy, I would suggest you stop reading the book
and get rid of it! If you are watching a movie or television show that is not true,
noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy; then turn it off! If
you are listening to someone or something that is not true, noble, right, pure, lovely,
admirable, excellent and praiseworthy; then turn it off or walk away. It is much
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better to throw something away, turn something off or walk away from someone;
than to allow Satan to use these things to put evil in our temple! God gave us this list
to help us fill our minds with good things, not evil things so that we can give Him a
pure temple.
I would like you to work on memorizing Philippians 4:8 today. Use this
verse often! Whenever you need to know if what you are reading, listening to or
watching is pure, compare it to the list Paul gave to the Philippian church. If it is
true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable and excellent; then it is a good thing!
Write out Philippians 4:8 here and work on memorizing it. _______________
________________________________________________________________________
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day four

Be careful little eyes what you see.

There is a song that starts out, “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see”. You
may think this is just a preschool song and that you are too old for it. Guess what?
I’m almost 40 years old and I’m not too old to be careful what my eyes see!! That
song is a great reminder for all of us.
In comparison to the size of our body, our eyes truly are small. However,
what we see with our eyes can cause a lot of evil to come into God’s temple!
Find Luke 11:34 in your Bible. Fill in the blanks.
Luke 11:34 “Your ________________ is the __________________ of your
____________. When your _______________ are _________________, your whole
__________ also is full of ________________. But when they are _____________,
your body also is full of _______________________.”
Jesus is speaking these words and he is reminding us that our eyes are what
let light or darkness into our bodies. What do you think the “light” that Jesus is
speaking of is? _______________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Find John 8:12. Who is the “light of the world”? ______________________
That’s right! Jesus is the light. When our eyes are good, our whole body is filled
with the light of Jesus!
What do you think is the “darkness” that Luke was talking about in Luke
11:34? __________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Look up Proverbs 4:19 in your Bible. What is “like deep darkness”?
________________________________________________________________________
The way of the wicked is like deep darkness. Look at Luke 11:34 again.
“Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body
also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness.”
When your eyes are bad and look at sinful, evil or wicked things your body is full of
darkness. We can use the list that Paul gave in Philippians 4:8 to determine if what
we are looking at is good or bad. Do you remember Philippians 4:8? YES or NO
If so quote it to yourself right now. If not, go back to lesson 3 and read it again.
What we allow our eyes to see is one way to keep the temple of the Holy
Spirit pure! When you hear a small child sing, “be careful little eyes what you see”,
remember to let only light into your temple!
One more thought; there are other verses to that song that we can learn about
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day five

Be careful little ears what you hear.

Are you thinking what I am thinking? Is there a song in your head right now?
What about, “Oh, be careful little ears what you hear?” I hope you are not offended
or feel like you are being treated like a preschooler when I use that song as an
example. It’s a great example for anyone from age 2 to age 92. We all must be
careful of what we see and of what we hear.
Your ears are openings to your temple just as your eyes are. Your temple can
be pure and holy or dirty and evil depending on what your ears hear.
Find Luke 8:8. Write out the second part of this verse. “…he called out,
________________________________________________________________________
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Jesus often used this phrase when he was teaching others about God and about
Himself. The best way that you can use your ears is to hear the Word of the Lord! I
know that it was about 2000 years ago that Jesus said those words. I also know that
you probably have never heard him speak out loud to you; neither have I. We can
“hear” His words because they were written down for us in our Bible.
Can you think of other ways you can use your ears for hearing the Word of
the Lord? _______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
What about praise music? Often songwriters actually make songs using Scripture.
Listening to Scripture songs is a great way to hear the Word of the Lord!
Look in your Bible at Acts 28:27. Fill in the blanks. “For this people’s
___________ has become ___________________; they hardly ____________ with
their _________________”. When we don’t hear the Word of the Lord and keep our
temple pure, our heart will be come calloused, or hard, and we will hardly be able to
hear the Lord.
Another way to be pure and keep your temple of the Holy Spirit pure is to be
careful what your ears hear. Use the list from Philippians 4:8 to help you. Is what
you are listening to true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and
praiseworthy? If not, turn it off or walk away!












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day six

The words of my mouth.

I can think of one more verse for song that is still going through my head.
“Oh, be careful little mouth what you say”. In today’s lesson, we are not going to
talk about what is coming into our temple; instead, we will talk about what is coming
out of our temple.
Find Matthew 12:34. Jesus is speaking in this verse. Please fill in the blanks,
“You brood of ___________, how can you who are _________ say anything
________? For out of the ______________ of the _______________ the
____________ speaks. “
Wow! Do you know what a “brood of vipers” is? ______________________
_______________________________________________________________________
A brood of vipers is a group of snakes! Jesus was speaking so sternly to the Pharisees
(religious leaders) because they had accused Jesus of being Satan when Jesus healed
a demon-possessed man.
He said, “…for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” What do
you think Jesus meant? ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever realized that when you are in a bad mood (for whatever
reason) you tend to be grumpy and say mean things to people? What about when
you are in a really good mood or excited about something; do you tend to say nice
things? That is what Jesus meant. When your heart is overflowing with bad things,
bad things come out of your mouth. When your heart is overflowing with good
things, good words come out of your mouth.
Can you see the connection between your temple being pure and the words
that you speak? All I can say to that is “Oh, be careful little mouth what you say!”
This is what I would like my mouth to say…. Look up Psalm 19:14 and write
it out below.
Psalm 19:14 ______________________________________________________
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________________________________________________________________________
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day seven

The meditations of my heart.

At the end of the last lesson, I asked you to write out Psalm 19:14. I’m going
to ask you to write it out again.
Psalm 19:14 _______________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
This verse applies to both the purity of our mouth and the purity of our heart.
What does “meditation” mean? You may write your own definition or find
one in a dictionary and write it below.
“Meditation” = ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Meditation means “to think on something, or to dwell on something”. When King
David wrote this psalm, he was telling God that he wanted the things that he dwells
on in his heart to be pleasing to God. Have you ever dwelt on something in your
heart? ____________ What was it? _______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
I’ll give you an example in my own life of meditation to help you understand
this word a little better. When my children were not yet born, I would meditate in
my heart about them. I would wonder who they would be, what they would look
like and how was I ever going to know how to take care of them. This was more
than just a few thoughts in my mind; it was a deep thinking in my heart. Another
way to say it would be a “pondering in my heart”. I would meditate and pray often
for my children even before I ever saw them. My children are a gift from God and
I’m sure God was pleased with this type of meditation in my heart.
There are other times, though, that I have not pleased God with the
meditations of my heart. There have been times that I have been very angry with
someone and thought it over and over and dwelt on it. It seemed the longer I
meditated on it, the angrier I got. This would be an example of meditation that is
displeasing to God.
Find Mark 7:20 in your Bible and fill in the blanks. “He went on: ‘What
comes _________ of a man is what makes him ___________. For from ___________,
out of men’s _____________ come _____________ thoughts…” Jesus is speaking
and telling his disciples that the evil in men’s lives comes from their hearts.
Our hearts are part of our bodies and part of the Holy Spirit’s temple. We
need to keep our hearts pure and meditate on those things that are pure and pleasing
to God. One way to keep our hearts pure by meditating on pure things is by
memorizing Scripture. We’ll talk about that in the next lesson.



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day eight

Hiding God’s Word.

As we keep learning ways to keep our temple of the Holy Spirit pure, we keep
looking at God’s Word. God’s Word tells us that our bodies are the temple of the
Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 3:17). The Bible also tells us to keep our way pure (Psalm
119:9-16). The way to a life of purity is through the Bible!
Another way to meditate (or think on) pure things is to remember verses that
you have memorized and repeat them in your mind. There is no greater way to
defeat Satan than with Scripture! Satan knows Scripture too. He will try to twist
God’s Word for his (Satan’s) own glory, not God’s glory.
Read Matthew 4:1-11. This is the story of the time when Jesus and Satan
were together and Satan was trying to tempt Jesus into not being a man anymore.
When Jesus was a man, He did not do anything that only God can do; such as
turning stones to bread. Satan wanted Jesus to give up being a man because he knew
that Jesus had to die like a man to forgive the world of their sins. Keep you finger or
a bookmark in Matthew 4 and look at Psalm 91:11-12. Compare Matthew 4:6 with
Psalm 91:11-12. Do you see that Satan actually quoted Scripture to Jesus?! Jesus
responded to Satan in Matthew 4:7. Write Matthew 4:7 out. ___________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Jesus responded to Satan’s quoting of God’s Word by quoting God’s Word back to
Satan.
Look at Psalm 119:11 and fill in the blanks. “I have _________________ your
_____________ in my _______________ that _______ might not ____________
against _____________________.”
If we have scripture hidden in our hearts, we can think on it any time we want
to. Anytime we are struggling with being pure, we can quote scripture. I often quote
Philippians 4:8 to myself when I am wondering if something is worthy of watching
on television. Most of the time, I have to turn the television off!
Keep working on memorizing Philippians 4:8! I’d also like you to try to
memorize Psalm 19:14. Please write both verses out on the page in the back of this
workbook. It may help you to write these verses on a note card or small piece of
paper and carry them around with you. Riding in the car is a great time to work on
memorizing verses. By hiding God’s Word in your heart, you can keep your temple
pure.









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day nine

A little review.

How are you coming on memorizing your verses? Do you remember that I
asked you to memorize Philippians 4:8 and Psalm 19:14? Test yourself and see if
you can write the verses out below. You can look back at them, if you need to; but,
try to write them without looking first.
Philippians 4:8 ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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Psalm 19:14 _______________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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So far, we have talked about the importance of purity in our lives. Do you
remember what 1 Corinthians 3 calls God’s temple? _________________________
That’s right! Our bodies are the temple of God and that is why we must keep them
pure.
We’ve talked about keeping our mind pure. We’ve learned about being
careful what our eyes see and our ears hear. We have also learned part of keeping
our temple pure is watching what comes out of our mouth. In the last lesson, we
talked about our heart and keep it pure.
We have a few more days to learn more about keeping our temple pure and
holy for our God. For today, write out the definition of “purity” below. Did you
remember that I had hoped that you would memorize it? If you can’t remember
what the definition of purity is, you may look in your glossary or in lesson one.
Purity=__________________________________________________________
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day ten

My hands ~ His praise!

Have you ever noticed that it’s hard to do two things at once? Even though
you can sometimes manage it, it’s not easy. It is especially difficult to do one thing,
if your hands are busy with something else. If you keep your hands busy doing
things for God, your hands can’t get into trouble! Your hands are an important part
of keeping your temple of God pure.
What are some ways your hands can help keep your temple pure? _________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
What are some ways your hands can get into trouble? ____________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
There are many ways our hands can get into trouble. The Bible is filled with
stories of people who were punished because their hands took something that didn’t
belong to them, their hands made idols to worship instead of worshipping God or
their hands even killed someone! I think that if those people would have used their
hands for worshipping God, their hands would not have gotten into trouble!
Find Psalm 47:1 in your Bible. Write this verse out. _____________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
A great way to keep your hands out of trouble is to use them to praise God!
Now look up 1 Timothy 2:8. Paul wrote this as a letter to his friend, Timothy.
What does Paul want men everywhere to do? _________________________________
Turn to 1 Thessalonians 4:11. This is another letter that the apostle Paul
wrote. This letter was written to a church. Fill in the blanks of 1 Thessalonians 4:11.
“Make it your ambition to lead a ___________ life, to mind your own
________________ and to __________________ with your hands just as ________
told you”.
Remember, it’s hard to do two things at once, especially if your hands are
busy. If you keep your hands busy doing good things and not bad things, your hands
will help keep your temple pure. Using your hands to praise God is the best thing
you can do with your hands!









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day eleven

Run Joe Run!

Have you noticed that in learning how to keep our body pure, we started with
our mind? We started with our head and each lesson took us to a different part of
our body. Well, we started at the top of our body and today we will work on our
feet, the last part of our body.
Are you wondering how your feet can help keep your body pure? I have a
great story to tell you from Genesis 39 about a guy named Joe. Actually, his name
was Joseph and you may have heard of him before. Joseph’s story begins in Genesis
chapter 37 and goes all the way to the end of the book of Genesis. It’s a great story
and I think you should read it. For our lesson today, though, we are going to learn
about one verse in those 13 chapters.
Find Genesis 39:12. I want to talk about the second part of that verse. Fill in
these blanks. “But he ______________ his cloak in her hand and ____________ out
of the _____________________”. Joseph had found himself in a situation that he
had to make a choice. He could choose to sin or he could choose to run. What did
Joseph do? _____________________________________________ How do you
suppose Joseph’s feet helped him when he made the decision to run? _____________
________________________________________________________________________
That’s right! Joseph’s feet helped him get out of there as fast as he could.
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we can choose to sin and
dirty our temple or we can use our feet and run as fast as we can away from the
situation.
Our feet have another purpose in helping to keep our temple pure. We can
use our feet for God’s work.
Look up Romans 10:15. This is another letter by the apostle Paul and he is
quoting from the book of Isaiah. Finish the verse, “As it is written, ______________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Now find Isaiah 52:7 and write it out. _______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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Our feet have two purposes in keeping our temples pure and holy. First, they
can get us away from sinful situations by running away. Secondly, they can take us
to help bring the good news of Jesus Christ to people. As Isaiah and Paul both said,
“how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”








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day twelve

But I’m only a kid.

You’ve done so well in this Bible study! There has been a lot of Scripture to
look up. You’ve had verses to memorize and definitions to write out. I know it’s
been hard but I want you to know that I’m proud of you!
Sometimes we get discouraged when something is difficult. Do you
remember that I said in lesson 1 that living a life of purity is not easy but it is the best
thing to do? Being pure and keeping God’s temple pure is tough. You may be
thinking “But I’m only a kid!” Do you think that the Bible is for adults only?
__________ Why or why not? _____________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
We’ve learned a lot from the apostle Paul in this Bible study and I want you
to turn to another of verses from Paul. Look at 1 Timothy 4:12. Remember, this is a
letter from Paul to his friend, Timothy. (There are two letters from Paul to Timothy
in the Bible.) Timothy was a lot younger than Paul. I wonder if Timothy was ever
discouraged because he was young. Write out 1 Timothy 4:12 below.
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
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Wow! Paul wrote to Timothy about being young and being discouraged! Paul gave
Timothy a list of ways that Timothy could be an example to other Believers. I’m
sure a lot of the Believers were older than Timothy. Look back at the verse you
wrote out. There are five areas in which Paul wanted Timothy to set an example.
What are the five areas? 1) ________________________________________________
2) ________________________________________________
3) ________________________________________________
4) ________________________________________________
5) ________________________________________________
You are not too young to set an example in purity! If you trust God, He
promises to help you.
Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
God is with us and God gives us the strength to keep our temples pure regardless of
our age!





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day thirteen

I’ve sinned, what now?

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s
Spirit lives in you?” I Corinthians 3:16
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your
word.” Psalm 119:9
“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is
written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy’.” I Peter 1:15-16

These are verses are verses that we have studied in this Bible study on purity.
They tell us about being pure and holy. They remind us that we are God’s temple.
They tell us how to be pure. There is one thing they don’t tell us though. They don’t
tell us what to do when we’ve sinned and our temple is dirty, stained or blemished.
In lesson two we learned that we all are sinners. We won’t be perfect until we
get to heaven. All of us, me included, have a nature to sin. Sometimes this is called
a “sin-nature”. We sin because we have a sin nature. We also learned in lesson
three that Satan doesn’t want us to be pure. Remember 1 Peter 5:8? Satan wants to
devour us like a hungry lion would eat us. One way Satan devours us is to make sin
look like fun, or like something we would really enjoy. Some times we believe
Satan’s lies and we find out that the sin was not fun and we did not enjoy it at all.
Other times, we enjoy the sin and we don’t want to stop doing it. Those times we
really need God to rescue us from our sin and to clean His temple! Either way with
our sin nature and Satan wanting to devour us, we are going to sin! This doesn’t
mean that we should not try to live pure lives! Instead, this is a reminder to us to not
give up. So, when we do sin and our temple gets dirty, stained and blemished
(spotted)? What now?
Look up 1 John 1:9 and write it out. __________________________________
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John says if we confess (or tell God) our sins, God will forgive our sins. God will
also “_________________________ us from all ____________________________”
God will purify us again! Isn’t that great? God cleanses His temple if we confess our
sins!
What does God do with the sin we’ve confessed? We know that He cleans
His temple and purifies us. Let’s learn what He does with our sins.
Find Psalm 103:12 in your Bible and fill in the blanks. “as far as the
__________ is from the ____________, so far has he _____________________ our
_________________________ from us.” Another word for “transgressions” is “sin”.
God removes our sin as far as the east is from the west. Think for a minute with me.
If you take your sin and place it on a rock as far east as you can go and then you turn
around and travel as far west as you can go, do you think you will ever see your sin
again? NO! God takes our sin that we confess to Him and puts it so far away from
us that we will never see it again!
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So when you sin (which you will do), don’t give up. Your temple for God
will be dirty but God will purify it when you confess your sin to Him. We all need to
confess our sins and let God clean His temple in us.













































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day fourteen

Blessed are the pure in heart.

Look up Matthew 5:8 in your Bibles and write it out. ____________________
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Do you remember Psalm 19:14? Write it out. __________________________
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Write out Philippians 4:8 also. _______________________________________
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We are called to live pure lives. It is not easy. The world is a dirty wicked
place but God has called us to keep our bodies -- His temples clean.
Find Deuteronomy 31:6 in your Bibles. God was talking to Joshua. What
did He say to him? Fill in the blanks. “Be _______________ and
_________________. Do not be __________________ or _____________________
because of them, for the _____________ your ____________ goes with you; he will
_____________ leave you nor ________________ you.” The same is true for you.
Your God goes with you. He will never leave you. Be strong! Be courageous! You
can live a pure life with God!
What is the reward of a pure heart? Read Matthew 5:8 again and write down
the reward. _____________________________________________________
Take time write now to commit to a pure life with God’s help. Write a prayer
out asking Him to help you. Remember, if you have any sin you need to confess, do
that too so that He can clean His temple.
Dear God,
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Before you finish this Bible study, please finish your glossary. You will find
all of the definitions in the pages that you filled out. All of the definitions should be
in italics.

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verses to memorize

Philippians 4:8=____________________________________________
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Psalm 19:14=_________________________________________________
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Glossary

holy holy holy holy- -- -_____________________ _____________________ _____________________ ________________________________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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meditation meditation meditation meditation- -- -________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________
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pure pure pure pure- -- -_________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________
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purity purity purity purity- -- -______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
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redemption redemption redemption redemption- -- -_______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
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transgr transgr transgr transgressions essions essions essions- -- -_____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________
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unblemished unblemished unblemished unblemished- -- -______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________
____________________ ____________________ ____________________ _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________
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