Jr High Parents’ Update – March 31st

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Featured, Parents | 0 comments

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It’s officially the last week of our Whats His Name teaching series, and we want to end with something that our students can really chew on. In week 1, we talked about Paul’s conversion, and it set us up to talk about Paul’s Attitude in week 2, realizing that this moment of conversion completely changed Paul’s attitude, which in turn absolutely changed everything for Paul, and for the Church. This week, we’re going to talk about Paul’s impact, comparing the impact that he had before his conversion, to the impact that he had afterwards. What a change!

After Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, we see how Paul had such an incredible impact on Churches, and the Early Church, Individuals like Timothy, and Us today.

The question that we want to ask our students this week, is what their impact is like today? Do they have a positive impact on those around them, or do they think that they have more of a negative impact?

Like with Paul’s story, we recognize that no one is lost, and we can all begin to have a positive impact on those around us. The question is whether or not we’re willing to make the necessary adjustments.

This week, feel free to share your past experiences with your students. Share times that you’ve had positive impacts on the people around you, but at the same time, don’t be afraid to share the times that you may have had a negative impact.

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

Question 1: In general, would you say that you have a positive, or a negative impact on the people that you interact with everyday? Does it change depending on the place (school, home, sports, clubs, etc.)

Question 2:  Who in your life has the most positive impact on your life? Why do you think they have such a positive impact?

Question 3: How do you think that we change when people have positive impacts on us? What happens when people have negative impacts?

Question 4: What area of your life do you think you need to change the most so that you can be more of a positive impact?

Question 5: What are ways that you as a small group can have more of a positive impact in FUEL?

Here is our key verse for the week:

21 After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia,

Acts 14:21

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


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