CP Parents Taking Home the Word (3/22)

SUNDAY MORNING

In this season, your student learned that judgment is coming against evil, but there is a sacrifice for those who call on His name. A great topic to discuss with your student this week is the subject of sacrifice. Ask them if they have ever had to sacrifice something. Help them see how as a parent you make sacrifices in your life for them. Ask them if they understand what it means that Jesus became their sacrifice. Jesus took our place on the cross and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sin so that we can be in an eternal relationship with Him forever.

CENTRAL TRUTH: Judgment is coming against evil, but there is a sacrifice for those who call on His name.

PERSONAL PARENT CHALLENGE:

  • Dwell: Evil is prevalent in the world today. It is not challenging to look around and find something that is in direct rebellion against God. Despite the trials we face in this life, we can still have hope because there is a day coming when God will rectify all that is wrong. Evil will be dealt with and God will reign supreme. While we wait, it is our job to shine the light of Christ to those who need Him.
  • Memorize: Zephaniah 2:3
  • Pray: Ask Jesus to give you strength and endurance to press on even in the midst of difficulties you may face. Thank Him for the day to come when He will make everything right. Until that day comes, pray for Him to help you to be a witness who points others to Jesus and to the sacrifice that was provided for their sins.

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 6:20-26

CRITICAL QUESTION: How do we seek a kingdom minute versus temporary satisfaction?

CP Parents Taking Home the Word (3/15)

SUNDAY MORNING

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.

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 6:12-19

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

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 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 Parents Taking Home the Word (2/22)

SUNDAY MORNING

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.

WORSHIP NIGHT

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?