Jr High Parents Update – Mar 26th

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Featured, Parents | 0 comments

 

 

Parents,

We’re now into week two of our series titled “It’s a Miracle”. We’re looking some of the miracles that Jesus performed when He was on earth. Last week we talked about the healing of the Centurion’s son, and how we can learn from the characters of both Jesus and the Centurion. This week we dove into John 5, where Jesus heals the man at the Healing Pool in Bethesda on the Sabbath. This man had been sitting by this healing pool, paralyzed, for 38 years, and was desperate for healing. The moment Jesus lays eyes on him, he shows compassion. Though the man is convinced his healing would come from the Pool, Jesus tells the man to get up and walk. After this happens, the Jewish leaders confront Jesus saying that it is unlawful for Jesus to heal the man on the Sabbath, but Jesus doesn’t care. His ultimate goal is to accomplish God’s will on Earth, and nothing will get in the way of it. Though the leaders tried to put Jesus in a box, he wouldn’t let it happen. Often when it comes to God’s will for our own lives, situations and people will attempt to put us in a box. Just like Jesus demonstrates in this story that you can’t put God’s will in a box, it is the same for us and our students.

 

Here are the follow-up questions that I had their small groups leaders ask:

Question 1: What do you think was so important about Jesus healing this man on the Sabbath? What impact did it have on Jesus, the man and the Jewish leaders?

Question 2: What types of things in your lives tend to try and put you in a box and try and keep you from accomplishing God’s will?

Question 3: How do you think that you can avoid being put in a box when trying to accomplish God’s will? What can you learn about Jesus’ character, and how he avoided being put in a box by the Jewish leaders?

Question 4: What’s next? How can you take what you learned about Jesus’ character and put it into practice this week?

Out Key Verse:

8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

John 5:8-9

Here are three things you can be praying for this week:

1. That our students would understand the importance of knowing about the Character of Jesus, and how they can mirror His character.

2. That our students would be encouraged to dig into God’s word on a daily basis and learn more about Christ.

3. That you would have the courage and strength to walk step by step with your Jr Highs as they engage in this journey.

Thank you so much for the example that you set week after week.

Josh

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