We’re continuing a series that compares what culture tells us and what Jesus tells us. This week, we explored Matthew 5:33-37, where Jesus challenges our assumptions about making and breaking promises. Most people realize it’s wrong to break a vow, but students talked about how Jesus considers exaggerated promises just as sinful. At that in honesty really is the best policy.
Throughout the week ahead, please try to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. These discussion-starter questions can help you launch a conversation:
- Why do people often make promises they can’t or don’t intend to keep?
- Think of a time someone broke a promise to you. What was that like?
- What does it mean to have integrity? Why is it important that our words and actions are consistent?
- How can this lesson help you in your current and future relationships?
Thanks for all your prayers for our students and our ministry. Have a great week!