How we see Jesus shapes how we define ourselves. Without correctly understanding who Jesus is, we will never truly understand who we are. Consider, then, life’s most important question: Who is Jesus? #ChristID
The fact that you’re leading a group of students, helping them to grow in their faith, says a lot about you. You understand what it means to love Jesus and serve the church. But for even the most devoted among us, Luke 9:23 has a way of punching us in the face.
If we want to follow Jesus, we must:
- Deny those things we would selfishly desire.
- Choose to put ourselves daily on the cross.
Not one of us is perfect, and there are areas of our lives that, in order to please God, must be put to death. As you prepare this week, celebrate the ways God has refined you, but also be mindful of the specific sins you may be holding onto. As you humble yourself for the sake of God’s purifying work in your life, you’ll have a clearer perspective on how to help your students grow in their devotion to God.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.