This week students will experience a study on the importance of a family that serves God. In our spiritual lives, it’s easy to act prim and proper in certain circles, but at home, the true inner self inevitably bubbles to the surface. There’s simply no hiding, and our family has a front row seat. Jesus is the perfect picture of what it means to love God and to love people. It’s a pretty high standard—impossibly high, actually. Yet we know, a family centered in Christ is a strong family.
Ephesians 5:22-28; 6:1-3
When we were young, we had people telling us what to do much of the time. As we grew, we enjoyed growing freedoms. Now we likely find we’re pretty autonomous and rarely have people bossing us around. As we enjoy this independence, it’s easy for us to lose perspective on what freedom truly is. For the Christian, we’ve been released from the control of sin and have hearts now wholly bent toward submitting to God.
- How, even as an adult, can you honor others in demonstrating your desire to honor God? When students witness you living in submission and honoring others, they’ll know more clearly what God expects of them and see something of God in you.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.