Jr. High Parent update – On Location Week 3
This is an update for you to keep you informed about what we are teaching at Jr. High on Tuesday nights.
A reminder that THE PARENT ZONE meetings every tuesday night from 7pm – 9pm in room 131 @ North Park. Coffee – Conversation – Advice – Resources. For Parents of Jr. High students
A few things we talked about
- We took a trip to one of the wonders of the world; the ancient Egyptian pyramids.
- As we stood at the base of these massive structures we talked about their history and why they were built.
- Built for Pharaoh’s who believed that when they died if they were buried in these incredible structures and their bodies were preserved and their wealth was buried with them they would retain their status of power and wealth into the next world.
Quote from the message
“Today these pyramids still stand as symbols of people of great power and wealth who tried their hardest to keep that power and wealth into death. They spent their entire lives and even their death wrapped up in power and material things.”
- Question of the week: What are you wrapped up in?
- As we look around our world today we see people being mummified even when they are alive today. They think that if they wrap themselves up with material things, popularity, power, success and the millions of other things. There is this idea that they will be happy and fulfilled if they spend their lives being wrapped up in these things. For thousands of years people have tried their hardest to be happy both in this life and have that happiness in the next life.
Questions for parents and families:
1. Why does it seem that we always struggle with this? We sometimes forget that we can’t take our success and wealth to the next life. Why do we worry and get wrapped up in things that don’t matter?
2. As parents do we model this lifestyle to our kids?
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Question 3 – What do you think Jesus is saying when He says “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
- What is true life in Christ mean?
- How can we model this “life to the full” idea to our kids?
Question 4 – At the end of the day what is it in life that really matters?