This week your student learned about how Jesus became one of us. The personal challenge focused on the value that God placed on our lives. Spend some time this week helping your son or daughter understand how valuable they are to you. In your conversation with your student this week, share five things about them that your are thankful for. This is a great way for you as a mom or dad to instill value into your son or daughter.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Jesus Christ became one of us to defeat our Enemy and restore our relationship with the Father.
❯ Dwell: There is a saying that something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. There
is a lot of truth in that statement. Spend time this week thinking about how valuable you are to God. He was willing to pay for your life with the blood of His Son. No greater payment could ever be made. Your life has value—great value.
❯ Pray: Spend some time in prayer thanking God for your children. Thank Him for the privilege of being a parent and ask Him to give you direction on how you can continue to instill value in your student. Thank God that He has placed value on you by sending His only Son to die on a cross in your place.
This week you student learned about defining success. Paul writes in Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” This is the motto of a successful Christian, even Christian teenager. Success is usually defined through grades, sports, socially, or even via the media, rather than through Scripture. In order to have this mindset, they must pray, abide, and walk. This won’t come easy, but it is a worthy goal to advance the gospel in any and every situation.
Critical Question: What does a successful teenager look like?
The answer to such a question may reveal where priorities are stored up.