Jr High Parents’ Update – March 24th

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Featured, Parents | 0 comments

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This week we’ll continue on with our series, Whats His Name. A couple of weeks ago, David Looby shared his thoughts on Paul’s Conversion, pointing out the importance of that moment in Saul/Paul’s life. It changed everything!

As we continue on, this week we’ll discuss Paul’s attitude and how it changed so significantly. Can you imagine if someone in your life, who you believe to be incredibly far from God and from a relationship with Him, had an incredible moment and made a decision to follow Christ? How incredible would that be! That’s what happened to Saul that day on the road to damascus, and it was so incredible that even the disciples were sure whether or not to believe it. This attitude change was so incredible that Saul would need a change in name, and he would become Paul. He immediately began to share Christ’s gospel with everyone he came in contact with, planting churches, lifting up other believers, and giving everything that he had to Christ and His Church.

We can learn so much from Paul! Our attitudes are often pretty bad when it comes to our relationship with Christ. Some things that we’re called to are hard, and our attitudes sometimes reflect that. But if we can have an attitude change like Paul had, even on a much more basic level, there is no stopping what we can do for Christ, and His Church!

Tonight, let’s remind our students of that, and help them to recognize the power that their attitude has over them.

Here are the follow-up questions that our students will be discussing in small groups:

Question 1: Can you think of a time that your attitude needed to be changed, and once it was, it completely changed something that you were trying to do?

Question 2:  Have you experienced someone who’s attitude is constantly terrible? What was that person like to be around?

Question 3: If you’re comfortable sharing with the group, what is your attitude like right now when it comes to your relationship with God? Is it good or bad?

Question 4: A What do you think your life would look like if you had a great attitude towards your relationship with Christ? Talk about the idea of “fruit” in your lives, and what “fruit” would suddenly appear.

Question 5: As a small group, how can you encourage each other to have good attitudes when it comes to your relationship with Christ? How do you keep each other accountable?

Here is our key verse for the week:

26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.

Acts 9:26-28

Thank you so much for investing in the lives of your Jr Highs each week!

Josh

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