This week your student learned that Jesus is a refuge for those who trust in Him. The context of their session was the proclamation of judgment pronounced on the Ninevities by the prophet Nahum. Ask your student what they learned about Nahum this week. Ask them if they understood why the Ninevities deserved judgment. The reality is that we all deserve judgment and Jesus became our refuge and took our judgment upon Himself. Help them understand that Jesus is our refuge.
CENTRAL TRUTH: The Lord provides a refuge for those who trust in Him.
PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:
- Dwell: It is easy for us to read about the Nineties and understand why God would be so angry with them. They were a ruthless people who had no regard for human life. What about our sin? Why would we think that our sin is no worse than the sin of the Ninevites? Thank God that He sent His refuge for us through Jesus Christ.
- Memorize: Nahum 1:7
- Pray: Thank the Lord for being a refuge. Confess your sin to God and pray that He would make your heart more like His. Pray that He would help you to see how your actions can be more in line with His Word. This week, ask Him to lead you to find your refuge in Him alone.
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 6:12-19
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?