This week your student learned the importance of executing a plan with wisdom. This would be a great opportunity to ask your student what their plans are after they graduate from high school. They might have some ideas as to where they want to go and what they want to
do, or they could still be in middle school and might not be thinking that far ahead. Now ask them if they have a plan for the years ahead and how they plan to get to that place and accomplish their goals. Share with your student that prayer, reliance on Jesus, and seeking His will are all essential parts of a great plan.
CENTRAL TRUTH: We must learn to execute a plan with wisdom.
- Dwell: Several things that Nehemiah did as the wall was completed can help you move forward as you examine your own life. One important lesson is to take responsibility, Nehemiah was involved in overseeing every decision. Second, be smart about who you surround yourself with. Nehemiah knew that he needed godly people who he could trust to help him. Finally, always lean on God. Nehemiah sought God’s guidance and did everything to glorify Him.
- Memorize: Proverbs 14:23
- Pray: Thank Jesus for allowing you to be a part of His work. Pray that He would give you wisdom as He continues to reveal His plan to you. Honor God by taking responsibility for what He has given together to further the gospel who are moving in the same direction so that you can work together to further the gospel and to bring Him glory.
Luke tells us that Jesus came to die for our sin, but also to form a people of God who, renewed by his Spirit, are able to serve him in righteousness and holiness all of their days. This good news is open to all and God wants the news of Jesus shared with all. As followers of Jesus, as Christians, we are to partner with God is carrying this good news of forgiveness and hope because of Jesus to those in our lives where God has placed us and is calling us.
KEY TEXT: Luke 5:12-16
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage?