Today your student learned that regardless of our circumstances, God is faithful. As you find time this week to have a conversation with your student, share with them a time when you experienced God’s faithfulness in your life. It may have been a situation when you saw God bring you through a tough time or a difficulty. Help your student see how you rely on the faithfulness of God and how they can trust the faithfulness of God in their own life.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Regardless of our circumstances, God is faithful.
PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:
- Dwell: One of the easiest things to do when you find yourself in a difficult situation is to blame somebody else. The role of the victim is the easiest role to choose and the most detrimental to our development. Make a choice today that you are going to take responsibility for where you are regardless of your situation, realize that God is faithful and hasn’t left you and that He has a glorious plan for you deliverance.
- Memorize: Nehemiah 9:33
- Pray: Ask the Lord to help you take responsibility for your own actions and to realize that He has not left you nor forsaken you. Acknowledge that He is Lord of your life and you desire to follow His plan. Pray for strength to trust God’s faithfulness even when the path is unclear and the circumstances are difficult.
The good news is open to all and God wants the news of Jesus shared with all. Jesus is calling sinners to repentance and for people to follow him. Through worship students were challenged to respond to God’s call on their life.
KEY TEXT: Luke 5:27-32
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?
Today your students learned that God will use them to accomplish great things for His glory. Share with your student a time where you felt that God used you for His glory. If you do not have a personal example, then tell them about someone you know that God used for His glory. Maybe you have had the chance to share Christ with someone recently. Share that experience with your student and help them see that God desires to use them.
KEY TEXT: Nehemiah 2:1-8,17-18
CENTRAL TRUTH: God will use us to accomplish great things for His glory.
- Dwell: Believers should be broken-hearted when God is dishonored. It’s often this response that moves people to initiate change. But where do we start? We can be confident that when we ask God for direction, He will answer. Preparation is required for fulfilling God’s plans. As God places opportunities that God may be bringing to your attention. He will bring them to your heart before H brings them to your hands.
- Memorize: Nehemiah 2:4
- Pray: Ask the Lord to give you His eyes, His heart, and His hands. Pray for His eyes so that you can see the hurt and the corruption that God sees. Also ask for His heart so that you can share compassion over the things that concern Him. Finally, pray for His hands so that you will not stand idly by, but will do something to meet the needs of those around you.
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 4:38-44
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage?
Your student learned that as the Jews were returning back to Jerusalem, one of the first things that they re-established were the worship practices that were prescribed in Scripture. Ask your student how they will connect with God through worship this week. They may struggle to have an answer, but help them understand that worship is our offering of praise that we give to the Lord.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Worship must be an established practice in the Christian life.
PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:
- Dwell: Worship tends to be classified as something we do on Sunday mornings instead of a biblical view of how we live. True worship is not confined to a building, but is believers presenting their lives to Christ daily in response to His glory. Worship that pleases God is fueled by His grace and focused on His Son.
- Memorize: Ezra 3:11a
- Pray: Focus your prayer on the faithfulness and goodness of God. Maybe He has brought you through a difficult time in your life or provided an opportunity for you to move forward. Whatever the situation, allow a heart of gratitude to motivate your worship. Praise Him because He is good and His mercy endured forever.
You student learned that our God is a God on a mission. He is carrying out the mission of reconciling the world to Him. By looking at Jesus, we can see how to live in response to God’s character. Jesus was rejected in His hometown for carrying out the God’s mission, yet He didn’t shy away from staying true to the mission God had given Him. The church must be and extension of Jesus’ mission, bring salvation to the nations.
KEY TEXT: Luke 4:16-30
CRITICAL QUESTION: Have we adopted God’s mission as our own, or do we view it as separate from our life?