I can tell others about Jesus even when it’s hard.
We can’t get away from the simple truth that Jesus wants us to tell others about Him, even when it’s hard. In fact, we see on many of Paul’s adventures in the Bible there weren’t many times when telling others about Jesus were easy. It always seemed to cause him pain or imprisonment. There must have been something about the joy of sharing with someone who receives that makes all the discomfort worth while.
In our world today we tend to interpret difficulty as a reason to quit. If you meet resistance, then God must not be behind it. But when we logically view how our muscles work (as designed by God), the more you lean into the resistance, the stronger the muscle grows. Our faith functions the same way. The more we lean into God, the stronger our faith grows and the less likely we are to find it hard to tell others about Jesus.
This week, Create a Rhythm, by learning the Bible verse with your child.
(Whisper) “Go (run in place) and make (pound fist into palm) disciples (hold that hand of the friend next to you) of all nations (extend arms over your head in a circle),’ Matthew 28:19 (open your hands like a book).”
Elementary (K to 3rd Grade)
Friends worship with one another.
Have you taken time to worship the One True God this week? As parents, we are to guide and shepherd our kids out of the overflow from our hearts. Filling yourself up is one of the first things you should do as a parent. Take time to listen to some praise music, pray and spend time with your Small Group members. These things will go a long way toward teaching your child that friends worship with one another.
This week, Make It Personal, by agreeing with a trusted friend to hold each other accountable to filling yourselves up with God’s presence and love so it will overflow onto your kids.
Is it Worth is to Learn the Bible?
This week we unpack Philippians 3:7-14 where we hear from Paul and his endeavor to experience all that Christ won for him through His death and Resurrection. Paul boldly states that all else is worthless compared to the infinite value of knowing Jesus.
That’s a grand statement considering all the things I can come up with that I believe are highly valuable. Yet Paul is clear. That knowing Christ is the greatest thing we can know. And the way to know Christ is to know His living Word… the Bible.
What do you think about the value of scripture? How is that demonstrated in your own life?
Make It Personal this week by asking God to reveal to you how He wants to draw closer to you through His word. Are you willing to take that step?