GRADES 9-12 | Punch Lines & Improvisation
Can you recall the last time you laughed uncontrollably? I hope it was recently. If not, I want to share some hope with you: Jesus has a sense of humor and wants to bring more joy into our lives. This isn’t the type of cruel humor we often ascribe to him when life disappoints but something that helps us live with grace.
We’ve begun a new series on humor, and the takeaway is that Jesus desires to fill our lives with adventure, fullness, and even improvisation. This week students learned that Jesus’ humor is good, and he’d rather laugh at us than with us. That will benefit your teenager during life’s unexpected twists and turns—and you, too, I hope. Join us in praying for this, and start picturing Jesus with a smile. He has something fun and enjoyable to share with you today.
Use these questions to prompt a conversation with your teenager:
Make ’em laugh! Praying for your week.
GRADES 6-8 | How Can I Trust the Bible
We’re continuing our series “Bible 101”—it’s designed to help teenagers develop a love for Scripture. In our first week we talked about where the Bible came from and what it’s all about. This week we focused on how we know the Bible is trustworthy.
As middle schoolers enter adolescence, it’s normal for them to begin examining and questioning the things they’ve been taught. For young people raised in church, especially, this will include an examination of their faith and the ideas they’ve been taught at church, in Sunday school, and at home. Our lesson this week included explorations into eyewitness evidence, other sources of evidence, and Jesus’ own words—all giving us confidence in the Bible’s trustworthiness.
I encourage you to keep the dialogue going at home this week. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
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