Parent Connection -fpStudents
Week 1: Dead to ourselves, living for God!
Recap of the Night:
Tonight in the large group experience, we talked about a tough saying that Jesus made. Jesus told us that if we wanted to follow Him, that we would have to die to ourselves, and choose to be alive in Him. In large group the students were challenged with the extreme actions that they must take if they want to die to themselves and choose to be alive in Christ. The first extreme action that they must take is to actually die to themselves. This means that they have to let go of their desires and what they want. The second extreme action that they must take it to give God control of their lives. The final extreme action that they must take is to choose to follow where God leads them.
In their group time the discovered in more detail what it means to follow after what God leads them to do. In group your teen also discussed why it is so hard to follow. The essence of being a Christian means to follow after Christ. If we are going to do that, then we have to daily choose to die to ourselves and choose to follow after Christ…to live for Him.
Here are some questions you can use to engage with your students this week:
• What are some things that are really important to you in your life?
• Why is it so hard to say no to these things?
• Is it truly worth it to say no to the things we want in life, in order to live for what God says is most important? How so?
• What does it mean to live for what God says is most important, instead of what we think is most important?
• What long term consequences can come if we choose not to die to ourselves, and live for what God says is most important?
The Dead – Resurrection, Communion, Evangelism and Salvation
Recap of the Series:
Parents, during the series “The Dead” we will be uncovering the truths surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the impact that this world changing event has in our lives. Over the next four weeks your student will be equipped with a 2-A-Day reading tool that will help them dig even deeper to apply what is discovered during fpStudents on Wednesday nights.
This is a great opportunity for you to follow along with your student and have some life-altering conversations about God, faith and life. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your student and help direct their steps as they grow in their relationship with the Lord. You can pick up a 2-A-Day at the FPC kiosk or download it from the website right HERE.
Given the nature of this series, we would love for you to join us at fpStudents to hear first-hand the content of the messages. It is our prayer that this series will challenge your student and your family to live out God’s truth in full view of an unbelieving world. Know that we are lifting you up always!