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Empowered by the Spirit- Part 2

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When the Holy Spirit empowers us to be witnesses, He also gives us special abilities that are beyond our natural skills and talents. At first blush, this might seem outlandish or kooky, but in reality, these abilities are functional, highly useful tools for the mission we’ve been entrusted with.

1 Corinthians 12:7-8 [NLT] “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice…”

This Holy Spirit ability is beyond normal human wisdom – it’s God-empowered insight into a situation, which shows someone the answer to a problem, or the best course of action to take.

Q . Has anyone ever given you wise advice or a problem-solving insight? Think of a specific example. How did that advice make your life better? Did it make you more or less likely to trust that person’s words and intentions?

Q . Have you ever had an “aha!” moment, when the right course of action, or words, or answer suddenly came to you? Have you ever received that type of breakthrough for someone else’s problem?

2. Challenge

1 Corinthians 12:8 [NLT] “…to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.”

The second gift Paul mentions is special knowledge – when the Holy Spirit reveals information to someone that they could not have known otherwise.

Q . God will sometimes reveal information to someone as a warning, or encouragement to be given, or a specific thing to pray about. How is that different from a psychic or mind-reader?

Q . Has anyone ever spoken one of these “words of knowledge” to you? How did it make you feel? How did it affect your life in that situation?

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: thank God for the special abilities He gives through the Holy Spirit’s empowerment. Ask Him to help you grow in the ability that He’s entrusted to you.


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The World’s Most Expensive Fruit

1. Power Verse

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

What’s Up:  “Sin Costs A High Price!”

This week, we continue the series called, “The Garden”. In this series, we will look at the four characters involved in the first sin in the Garden of Eden: Satan, Adam, Eve, and God. In this lesson, we learn about the HIGH price of giving in to temptation. It’s a price that is NEVER worth it.

2. Read

Genesis 3:6-23“The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. And he ate it. The Lord God said to Adam, “You listened to your wife’s suggestion. You ate fruit from the tree I warned you about. I said, ‘You must not eat its fruit.’ “So I am putting a curse on the ground because of what you did. All the days of your life you will have to work hard. It will be painful for you to get food from the ground. You will eat plants from the field, even though the ground produces thorns and prickly weeds. You will have to work hard and sweat a lot to produce the food you eat. You were made out of the ground. You will return to it when you die. You are dust, and you will return to dust.” So the Lord God drove the man out of the Garden of Eden. He sent the man to farm the ground he had been made from.”

3. Discussion

Q. What was the price Adam and Eve paid for their sin in the Garden?

Adam gave in to temptation, just as Eve did. They knew better, but they did it anyway. As a result, they paid the price for it. They were separated from God, thrown out of the garden, and forced to work a life of blood, sweat, and tears.

So often, we think that we can just “go ahead and sin” and it won’t matter. After all, it’s just one sin. Can that really be that big of a deal?

The truth is, all it takes is ONE sin for us to have to pay the ultimate price of separation from God forever. It was true for Adam and Eve, and it is true for us.

4. Prayer Focus

Pray with your child if they feel that they have been paying the high price of giving into temptation. Pray that God will help them realize the price of sin and work to never give into temptation.

Empowered by the Spirit- Part 1

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1. Discussion 

The Holy Spirit works with us to empower us, but we as Christians often get the wrong idea about why. That power is meant to make us more effective witnesses, representing Jesus to a world that needs to see and hear the gospel.

Acts 1:8 [ESV] But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses…”

Jesus explained that the disciples would become something new – something they had never been before. The work of the Holy Spirit produces a new you, by coming beside you to strengthen, direct and instruct you.

Q . Have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit? When did that happen?  What was that experience like for you?

Q . If so, did you notice a change in how you lived for God and reached out to the lost from before you were baptized?

2. Challenge

Acts 1:8 [ESV] But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses…”

The empowerment of the Holy Spirit isn’t primarily about gifts, or speaking in tongues- it’s about being an effective witness of Jesus. The more accurately we represent Jesus with our actions and our words, the more effective we are at bringing His good news to a lost world.

Q. Which actions in your life best represent Jesus? Which ones least represent Him? How about words that best or least represent Him?

Q. Which areas in your community or your personal life need an accurate witness of Jesus the most?

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: thank God for sending the Holy Spirit to empower believers. If you haven’t been baptized in the Holy Spirit – ask Him to fill you! Ask the Holy Spirit to highlight for you where and how He needs you to represent Jesus to your world.


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Satan’s Plan for your life

1. Power Verse

John 10:10 [NIV] “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy…”

What’s Up:  “With God’s Help, I Know I Can Stomp All Over Satan’s Plan!”

This week, we start a brand new series called, “The Garden”. In this series, we will look at the four characters involved in the first sin in the Garden of Eden: Satan, Adam, Eve, and God. In this lesson, we learn how to recognize the tricks of their enemy, Satan.

2. Read

Genesis 3:2-6 “The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. But God did say, ‘You must not eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. Do not even touch it. If you do, you will die.’ ”

“You will certainly not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “God knows that when you eat fruit from that tree, you will know things you have never known before. Like God, you will be able to tell the difference between good and evil.”

The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. And he ate it. Then both of them knew things they had never known before.”

3. Discussion

Q. Have you ever wanted to do something that you knew was wrong? (steal from the store, cheat on a test, etc.) 

Satan has a plan to trap us into temptation and draw us into sin. Each day he sets traps to lure us into disobeying God. Sadly, many people do not realize this.

Q. What are some temptations that people struggle with in this world?

Q. What are some temptations that you struggle with in your life?

We all face temptation. Some are tempted to lie. Others are tempted to disobey. Still others are tempted to cheat, steal, and hurt others.

If we are going to avoid temptation, we must be aware that Satan is out there. We must be constantly aware of the traps he’s laid out for us. If we ever think “it could never happen to me, there’s nothing to worry about,” then we will likely fall into his trap.

4. Prayer Focus

Pray with your child that God will enable them to always be on guard and watching so that they do not fall into the devil’s trap.

Prayer

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Prayer is a lot less complicated than we often make it out to be – and a lot more important. When we stay in communication with God, we’re more effective as ministers to the people around us.

1. Discussion 

Matthew 6:9 [NLT] Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.”

Jesus instructed us to come to God in prayer with a balanced understanding of 2 roles. He is both the Creator-Judge of the universe, who transcends time and space, and the personal Father who loves us and knows the number of hairs on our heads. A healthy prayer life needs to reflect both of these realities.

Q . Which aspect of God’s character does your prayer angle toward most – God the transcendent Creator, or God the intimate Father?

Q . Think back to when you were growing up, or first learning about prayer. How did the people you looked up to pray? Were their prayers quiet or loud? Formal or casual? Short or long? How similar is your prayer today to the examples early in your life? Is that a good thing, or not?

2. Challenge

Psalm 27:4 [MSG] “I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.”

Prayer is ultimately bigger than presenting needs or giving thanks, it’s about knowing God. When we pray, we draw our hearts closer to God, and the better we know Him, the better we’ll serve Him.

Q . Which aspect of prayer do you normally spend the most time on – praise and thanks, presenting your needs, presenting needs of others, or listening? Which is the easiest for you? Which is the most difficult or awkward for you?

Q . If the goal of prayer is to know God better and align your heart with His, what would an ideal prayer life look like for you?

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: affirm God as both your Creator and your Father. Ask Him for what you need and for the needs of others, then take some time to be quiet and listen.


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Prayer

1. Power Verse

Matthew 6:8 [NIV] “…your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

What’s Up: “Gonna give God a call because He knows it all!”

How do you pray? Tell God how much you love Him.  Isn’t it nice when a friend starts off a conversation by telling you how much they love you!  What are the things that are making us worry?  Are there things that make us afraid? God already knows all about these things, but He loves hearing about them from you! 

2. Read

Matthew 6:9-13 [NIVR]  

“This is how you should pray. ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your kingdom come. May what you want to happen be done on earth as it is done in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, just as we also have forgiven those who sin against us. Keep us from sinning when we are tempted. Save us from the evil one.’’’ 

3. Discussion

Q. Do you have a friend or relative that lives far away?

Sometimes you may only get to see each other once a year, so it’s really hard to keep in touch.  You might call or send each other messages often. It is fun to share stories about the things you are doing and pictures of your family.  These messages help us to learn things about each other and help keep our friendships close.

That is a lot like how praying to God works!  

God wants us to grow closer to Him, and we do that by talking to Him.  We tell him about the things that happen each day.  We let Him know about what is going on with our family and friends.  God wants to hear about the things that scare us or cause us to worry and the things that bring us joy.

Just like our friends, we get to know God better by talking to Him.  

Q. Who is your favorite person to talk with on the phone?  Why?

Q. Can we talk to God in the same way that we might talk to a good friend? 

Q. What are some things we might be able to talk to God about together?

Praying is not just talking to God, it also involves listening to God.  

Q. Have you ever heard God talk to you?  What are some ways that we can hear His voice?

4. Prayer Focus

Pray with your children and tell God know how much you love Him. Then tell God all about the things that make you both sad and happy. God loves to hear from you!

Bearing Fruit

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Being a minister in your world doesn’t mean preaching sermons on your lunch break. It usually happens in much subtler ways, like being someone known for your love, patience, and self-control.

1. Discussion 

Galatians 5:13 [ESV] For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

Free will can either be a hall pass for self-indulgence, or the freedom to let your mind choose God’s ways, instead of being a slave to your physical urges and default reactions. With the Holy Spirit’s help, you can discipline your life to serve others (and be healthy in the process).

Q . What’s a default reaction in your life that you wish you could reprogram?

Q . What’s a human desire that pulls you in the opposite direction from what God wants? Is the end result of indulging that desire a healthier you?

2. Challenge

Galatians 5:22–23 [ESV] “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

The evidence of a God-empowered life is the character you develop. There’s no greater testimonial for God’s life-changing power than for people to watch it happen in you.

Q . Which of these attributes comes most naturally to you? Which is the hardest for you?

Q . Can you think of a professing Christian you’ve known who exhibited very few or none of these? What conclusion do you draw about their relationship with God?

Q . Pick a battleground fruit in your life, one that is challenging for you. What’s a first step you could take this week to do things God’s way in that area? (Remember, it’s the Holy Spirit who empowers you to change at all!)

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: thank God for the power to say ‘no’ to selfish urges and default behaviors. Ask the Holy Spirit to develop the kind of character in you that’s obvious to the people around you.


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Trust & Obey

1. Power Verse

Deuteronomy 8:6 “So obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and fearing him.”

What’s Up:  “I Don’t Get It, That’s Okay! I’m Gonna Obey Anyway!”

If we will trust and obey God, there is no limit to what He can do in our lives. When God speaks, we should obey. It doesn’t matter if what He says makes sense to us. We are to obey simply because we are His children and He is our Heavenly Father. If we will obey no matter what, we will find ourselves in the same spot that Naaman found himself – on the other side of his miracle. God is not asking us to “earn” His power. He is asking us to trust Him and obey Him.

2. Read

2 Kings 5  Elisha Naaman was army commander of the king of Aram. He was very important to his master and was highly respected. He was a brave soldier. But he had a skin disease. Groups of soldiers from Aram had marched out. They had captured a young girl from Israel. She became a servant of Naaman’s wife. She said, “I wish my master would go and see the prophet who is in Samaria. He would heal my master of his skin disease.” So Naaman went to see Elisha. Elisha sent a messenger out to him. The messenger said, “Go! Wash yourself in the Jordan River seven times. Then your skin will be healed. You will be pure and ‘clean’ again.” But Naaman went away angry. He said, “I was sure Elisha would come out to me. I thought he would stand there and pray to the Lord his God. I thought he would wave his hand over my skin. Then I would be healed.” So he turned and went away. He was very angry. Naaman’s servants went over to him. They said, “What if Elisha the prophet had told you to do some great thing? Wouldn’t you have done it? But he only said, ‘Wash yourself. Then you will be pure and “clean.” ’ You should be even more willing to do that!” So Naaman went down to the Jordan River. He dipped himself in it seven times. He did exactly what the man of God had told him to do. Then his skin was made pure again. It became “clean” like the skin of a young boy. Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. Naaman stood in front of Elisha. Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God anywhere in the whole world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from me.”

3. Discussion

Q. What was the name of the army officer? From what did he suffer? 

Q. What did Elisha tell Naaman to do? How did Naaman respond at first to Elisha’s instructions?

Q. What happened after the seventh dip in the river?

Q. Have you ever had a time that God spoke to you? Did it make sense?

Q. Have you ever disobeyed God but wish you had obeyed?

Q. When is a time you obeyed God? What came from your obedience? Was it worth it?

4. Prayer Focus

Pray for your children to trust God no matter the difficulty. Pray that they will begin to trust God to come through in the toughest situations. Pray for them to obey God’s commands. Remind them that blessing follows obedience.

Own it

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Nobody’s perfect – even the best of us are going to make mistakes sometimes. Though we all know this, it can be really difficult to own up to our actions – to God, to others, even to ourselves. If we want to move forward, though, we’ve got to be bold enough to own our mistake.

1. Discussion 

Genesis 3:11-13 “…the Lord God asked. ‘Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?’ The man replied, ‘It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.’ Then the Lord God asked the woman, ‘What have you done?’ ‘The serpent deceived me,’ she replied. ‘That’s why I ate it.’”

From the very beginning, humans have been blame-shifting. It’s intimidating to admit our faults!

Q . Why do you think Adam and Eve shifted the blame? What were they afraid of?

Q . When you shift the blame from yourself, who or what usually gets blamed?  How does that make you feel in the moment? How might that negatively affect you in the long run?

2. Challenge

1 John 1:8-10 “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”

God is rich in love and mercy, but he wants us to be honest. When we fail, we’ve got to own it, confess it to Him, and move forward.

Q . How do you feel in the moment when you confess your sin to God? How do you feel afterward?

Q . Is “moving forward” and letting past mistakes go difficult for you? How might confessing your sin to God affect that? 

How might confessing to others affect it?

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: thank God for his mercy and forgiveness. Confess any sins, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you to move forward in confidence and the assurance of your salvation.


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Stay Humble

1. Power Verse

Luke 14:11 “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

What’s Up: “I Will Choose To Be Humble!”

This week, we continue our series called, “Stand Out!” As Christians, it’s important that we stand out from the world and from culture. We must be different, and one of the greatest ways we can be different and stand out is to stay humble!

2. Discussion

Read: Luke 7:36-50 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him. So he went to the Pharisee’s house. He took his place at the table. There was a woman in that town who had lived a sinful life. She learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she came there with a special jar of perfume. She stood behind Jesus and cried at his feet. And she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair. She kissed them and poured perfume on them. The Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this. He said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him. He would know what kind of woman she is. She is a sinner!” Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said.“Two people owed money to a certain lender. One owed him 500 silver coins. The other owed him 50 silver coins.  Neither of them had the money to pay him back. So he let them go without paying. Which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who owed the most money.” “You are right,” Jesus said. Then he turned toward the woman. He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water to wash my feet. But she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss. But this woman has not stopped kissing my feet since I came in. You did not put any olive oil on my head. But she has poured this perfume on my feet. So I tell you this. Her many sins have been forgiven. She has shown that she understands this by her great acts of love. But whoever has been forgiven only a little loves only a little.” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The other guests began to talk about this among themselves. They said, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Q. What did the sinful woman do when she saw Jesus? How did the religious leaders respond?  How did Jesus respond to them?

3. Challenge

This world is full of prideful people who are constantly looking to promote themselves and make themselves greater. It’s all about popularity! However, that’s not how Jesus lived – and that’s not how Jesus wants us to live either. Jesus displayed a life of humility. He was humble and he constantly blessed, promoted, & added value to humble people.  We need to do our very best to live like Jesus – a life of humility. Jesus had an “Others First, Me Last” attitude about everything! We should too! If we put others first, we will really STAND OUT for Jesus! 

4. Prayer Focus

Pray that your children would have a humble attitude in life. Pray that they would truly live out “others first, me last.”

Growing Where You Are Planted

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Life with God is good, but it’s not always easy. Sometimes we find ourselves in a season of frustration, and the natural tendency is to complain or shake our fist at the Creator. What we need to do instead is to remind ourselves whose we are and whose purpose we live to accomplish.

1. Discussion 

Psalms 92:12-15 “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.”

God doesn’t plant His servants anywhere with the intent to wither and kill them. He wants us to flourish in any season – even the difficult and frustrating ones.

Q. If you spend a difficult season looking for a way out, how will that change your effectiveness for God? How about if you spend a difficult season looking for ways to learn or to serve?

Q. Psalms 92 says the “righteous” will flourish. What kind of attitude & response to frustration does God expect from someone who is “righteous?”

2. Challenge

Galatians 1:10 [NIV] “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

If we look at a confusing or frustrating season of life from our own perspective (how does this affect me? Where am I at, compared with my peers?), we’re going to stay frustrated. When we remember, though, that our lives belong to God, and we’re instruments in His hands to serve His purpose, we can find growth – and even joy – in the hardest circumstances.

Q. Think back to a frustrating season in your life. Was your attitude positive or negative? Was your focus primarily “God, why are you doing this to me?” Or was it “God, what do you want to do through me?” How did your response affect your attitude in that season? What would be the best response in a future season of frustration?

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: thank God for loving you through the easy times and the hard times in life. Ask the Holy Spirit to develop the attitude of a servant, so you can have the right attitude and response in any season of life.


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Evidence of Grace

1. Power Verse

Titus 2:11  “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.”

What’s Up: “I Will Show The World God’s Grace In Me!”

This week, we start a brand new series called, “Stand Out!” As Christians, it’s important that we stand out from the world and from culture. We must be different, and one of the greatest ways we can be different and stand out is by demonstrating the evidence of grace in our lives.

2. Discussion

Read: Mark 2:13-17 “Once again Jesus went out beside the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd came to him. He began to teach them. As he walked along he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus. Levi was sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus told him. Levi got up and followed him. Later Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house. Many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples. They were part of the large crowd following Jesus. Some teachers of the law who were Pharisees were there. They saw Jesus eating with sinners and tax collectors. So they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ Jesus heard that. So he said to them, ‘Those who are healthy don’t need a doctor. Sick people do. I have not come to get those who think they are right with God to follow me. I have come to get sinners to follow me.”’

Q: Who did Jesus ask to be his disciple? 

Q. What was his job? Where did Jesus have dinner?

Q. How did the religious leaders feel about that?

Q.  How did Jesus respond to the religious leaders?

3. Challenge

We need to show the world with our words and actions that we have been changed by God’s grace. Matthew ended up going from a despised, wicked tax collector to a man with the evidence of grace in his life.

Q. What does grace mean?

Q. Who does God give grace to?  

Q. How can you show the evidence of  grace in your life? 

God’s grace is for everyone and it helps us say  “NO” to sin and stay focused on Heaven! We need to make sure we have the evidence of grace in our lives!

4. Prayer Focus

Pray for salvation if your children are ready to receive God’s grace and forgiveness. Pray that they would trade their sins for the hope of Heaven. Pray that they would begin to spend their time focused on the Kingdom of Heaven, instead of the temporary pleasure of sin.

Lenses- Part 3

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All of us were born with a “me” – shaped lens, a world view where the our values and decisions are based on our physical urges, desires, and what benefits us. When we come to God, we get access to a new way of looking at things – a “God” – lens, where our values and decisions are subjected to His ways and His plans. The trouble is, the “me” lens doesn’t just go quietly…

1. Discussion 

Romans 8:6-7 [NLT]  “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.”

The “me” lens, our default sinful-nature view, will always push for dominance. Through the Spirit’s power, we have to choose God’s view in every situation in life.

Q. What areas do you think people in today’s culture have the hardest time choosing God’s lens in?

Q. What area(s) do you have the hardest time choosing God’s lens in?

2. Challenge

Romans 6:1-2 [NLT]  “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?”

Serving God is a constant series of choices to use His lens instead of ours. Every new topic is a new battleground, but the longer we fight, the better we get at choosing God’s way.

Q. What’s an area that used to be a me vs. God lens struggle for you, but has improved?

Q. What’s an area that’s still a contested battle? God doesn’t expect perfection, but He does expect persistence. Don’t give up! Keep fighting to use God’s perspective!

3. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family: thank God for redeeming your Spirit and giving you access to a better way to see the world. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to choose His way in every situation in life.


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Helping Others

1. Power Verse

Psalms 82:3-4  “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

What’s Up: “God wants us to share His love, and help others in every way we can!”

In this week’s lesson we learned that God loved us so much, that He gave His son Jesus to die for us.  He wants us to do everything we can to share His love all around the world.  One of the ways we can do that is by giving to BGMC, (Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge.)

2. Discussion

Q. In what ways has God blessed our family?

Q. What are some ways that we can share the things He has given us?

Q. Why is it important that we try to help others?

God has blessed us with many things, like a great church, a wonderful family, a home, food, and so much more.  We have a lot of friends and family that could help us out if we needed something. He expects us to help boys, girls, and families that don’t have friends to help out.  

3. Challenge

The kids at our church are working with BGMC to help boys and girls at a school in Thailand.  

Q. What can you tell me about these kids and their school?

Q. What are 3 things that we can do together this week, to help meet our kids church missions giving goal?

4. Prayer Focus

Pray for the children at the Shang Rai Christian School in the mountains of Thailand.  Ask God to keep them safe and that the missionaries and teachers would be a great blessing to them.  Pray that our kids would be excited about giving to missions, and God would give them creative and fun ideas to meet our BGMC goal to pay for all the kids to attend the school for one year.