WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
Here is an overview of what we’re talking about. Listed below the summary is a “parent cue” to help you dialog with your child about the session. The question is intended not just to be asked by you, but to be responded to by BOTH of you. Use this opportunity to find out what God is teaching your child, and allow your child to see what God is teaching you as well.
ON THE LOT:
Many families have a Bible somewhere in the house. As the #1 Bestseller year after year, the Bible has the special distinction of being one of the most commonly owned books. Many people feel like they should have one around, but the question many of us wonder is, “What do we do with it?” Reading it can seem like a daunting task sometimes. We might feel like it is the spiritual homework we never understand or never get around to. Over the next few weeks, we will be talking with your student about one way to approach Scripture that will bring freedom and life change. A way that will bring the words they read to life.
Session One (November 6th / 9th)
Have you ever tried to read the Bible? What are some of the obstacles you faced? Maybe the language was too difficult, or the passages were too long or you just simply couldn’t find the time. This week we will be looking at those very real obstacles and working out a new way of reading the Bible. A way that will break down Scripture into manageable pieces in a way that will let God’s Word act as a light for our path, illuminating each day.
Session One Parent Cue: Do you read the Bible on a regular basis? If not, what keeps you from doing it? If you do read it on a regular basis, are there ever times when it’s harder than others? What do you do when that happens?
Session Two (November 20th / 16th)
Knowing is half the battle. But what is the other half? This week we will be looking at the next step in the process of handling God’s Word because reading it for information is so short of what it can be. Students will be challenged to use the Bible as a mirror to see into their own lives and begin to make changes in the way they live.
Session Two Parent Cue: Have you ever read something in the Bible and then found yourself in a situation where you had a choice to live that out? What did you do?
Session Three (November 27th / 30th)
“Don’t tell me what to do!” Is there anyone alive who hasn’t said, or at least thought, these words? This week we will be looking at one of the greatest obstacles to putting Scripture in action. We do not want anyone to tell us how to live—even if it is God. This week, students will be challenged to redefine freedom so that they begin to see how sometimes rules that restrict their choices initially, actually set them free in the long run.
Session Three Parent Cue: Has the Bible ever been a catalyst for changing something about yourself? If so, what?