CP Students’ Next Step (3/8)

SUNDAY MORNING

This week we discussed how God’s people must stand against injustice.

KEY TEXT: Nehemiah 5:1-12

CENTRAL TRUTH: God’s people must stand against injustice.

PERSONAL CHALLENGE:

  • Dwell: Injustice in our society can take on a lot of forms. There are not many people today who are willing to stand against injustice. You have the opportunity to become one of those people. From getting involved in working against hunger to standing up for someone in your classroom that cannot stand for themselves, you can make a difference. Become someone who stands against injustice.
  • Memorize: Psalm 100:3
  • Pray: Let your prayer today focus on the injustice that is in the world. There are thousands of people across the countries that are being persecuted for their faith. Pray for those people that God would give them strength to stand against their oppressors. There are also people in your school that cannot stand for themselves. Ask God to give you boldness to stand for those who cannot.

KEEP ON DIGGING: 

Justice is care for the vulnerable, but it reaches beyond that. In Psalm 68:4-5, God is introduced as a defender of widows and a father to the fatherless. If this is such a huge part of His character, we should also seek to do justice, have right relationships, and give generously. Read these Scripture passages and verses for more:

  • Isaiah 56:1
  • Jeremiah 21:12
  • Micah 6:8
  • Deuteronomy 16:19-20

SUNDAY NIGHT

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 6:1-11

CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?

CP Parents Taking Home the Word (3/8)

SUNDAY MORNING

In this session, your student learned that God’s people must stand against injustice. Your student was challenged in class to think about times when they may have been the victim of injustice, as well as when they may have treated others with injustice. This can include bullying and verbal abuse. Allow your student to share any time they may have caused or personally felt injustice. It may be the first time you have heard about the situation, so be patient with them. Then pray with them and reassure them that you will be there to support and defend them when they are treated unjustly.

CENTRAL TRUTH: God’s people stand against injustice.

PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:

  • Dwell: Injustice in our society can take on a lot of different forms. There are not many people today who are willing to stand against injustice. You have the opportunity to become one of those people. From getting involved in working against hunger to standing up for someone in your workplace that cannot stand for themselves, you can make a difference. Become someone who stands against injustice.
  • Memorize: Psalm 100:3
  • Pray: Let your prayer today focus on the injustice that is in the world. There are thousands of people across the countries that are being persecuted for their faith. Pray for those people that God would give them strength to stand against their oppressors. There are also people in your workplace that cannot stand for themselves. Ask God to give you boldness to stand for those who cannot.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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 6:1-11

CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?

CP Students’ Next Step (3/1)

SUNDAY MORNING

This week we discussed how lives that we live based on the truth that we are committed to. If we we say that we have been changed by the grace of Jesus Christ, then our lives should look different than the world.

KEY TEXT: Nehemiah 10:28-33

CENTRAL TRUTH: Our lives will reflect the truth we are committed to.

PERSONAL CHALLENGE:

  • Dwell: If we say that we are followers of Jesus Christ and we have been changed by His grace then our lives should reflect that. The Levites knew that for the Israelites to return to God that they had to change some of the practices that they had slipped into. We are not any different. We need to make sure that the relationships that we are involved in and the disciplines that we practice point to the Savior that saved us.
  • Memorize: Nehemiah 10:39b
  • Pray: As you pray today, as Jesus to reveal to you things that need to change in your life. Start with relationships. Ask Jesus to show you if there are relationships in your life that are not spiritually healthy and ask for the strength to walk away. Ask Jesus to sow you areas of your life that are not pleasing to Him and be willing to give those to Him. Remember it is not in your strength that any of this can happen but only because Jesus has already won the battle for you.

KEEP ON DIGGING: 

Tithes and offerings: The tithe represented obedience and faith toward God. Like the first fruits, it signified God’s ownership of everything. Believers are to honor God not only with the tithes and first-fruits, but with everything God has given us (proc. 3:9). To dig deeper and learn more about tithing, read the passages and versus that follow:

  • Hebrews 7:1-10
  • Numbers 18:20-32
  • Malachi 3:8-12
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

SUNDAY NIGHT

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 5:33-39

CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?

CP Parents Taking Home the Word (3/1)

SUNDAY MORNING

Today’s session focused on the lives that we live based on the truth that we are committed to. If we say that we have been changed by the grace of Jesus Christ, then our lives should look different than the world. Ask your student how they feel their life is different from the lives of their friends who do not claim Jesus Christ as their Lord. Help them see that the goal is not to be odd for God, but live in such a way that their friends see a difference.

CENTRAL TRUTH: Our lives will reflect the truth we are committed to.

PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:

  • Dwell: If we say that we are followers of Jesus Christ and we have been changed by His grace then our lives should reflect that. The Levites knew that for the Israelites to return to God that they had to change some of the practices that they had slipped into. We are not any different. We need to make sure that the relationships that we are involved in and the disciplines that practice point to the Savior that saved us.
  • Memorize: Nehemiah 10:39b
  • Pray: As you pray today, ask Jesus to reveal to you things that need to change in your life. Start with relationships. Ask Jesus to show you if there are relationships in your life that are not spiritually healthy and ask for the strength to walk away. Ask Jesus to show you areas of your life that are not pleasing to Him and be willing to give those to Him. Remember it is not in your strength that any of this can happen but only because Jesus has already won the battle for you.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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 5:33-39

CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?

CP Students’ Next Step (2/22)

SUNDAY MORNING

This week we discussed how regardless of our circumstances, God is faithful. How can you rely on God’s faithfulness in your life?

KEY TEXT: Nehemiah 9:32-37

CENTRAL TRUTH: Regardless of our circumstances, God is faithful.

PERSONAL 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 your 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.

KEEP ON DIGGING: 

Covenant: Throughout history, God initiated covenant relationships. Covenants between people or nations involved mutual negotiation.

  • In the Old Testament era, God established formal covenants with Noah (Gen. 6:18), Abraham (Gen. 17:2), David (2 Chron. 7:18), and others.
  • God’s covenants were conditional. People could lose a covenant’s blessings through disobedience (2 Chron. 7:19-21). By repenting and returning to the Lord, they could experience forgiveness.
  • God’s greatest covenant was made through Christ (Heb. 12:24).

SUNDAY NIGHT

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 5:27-32

CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?