We’ve launched a new lesson series titled “Wisdom” Each week, we are examining Scripture to discover truths about making wise decisions, even in a world that seems to encourage poor choices.
In this first lesson, we explore Proverbs 3:5-8, where we are challenged to trust God rather than our own understanding. This is a tough concept for all of us, but it’s especially difficult for teenagers, who are rapidly growing in their responsibility to make their own choices! We are reminded that when we do seek wisdom from God, he shows us the path to take.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
- What’s one choice you make because of your relationship with Jesus—a choice that your peers who don’t follow Jesus don’t make?
- Based on what you know about Jesus, how did he choose to treat people differently than what others expected, and why?
- How have you seen people in our family depending on God’s wisdom?
- We also encourage you to share some decision you have made (wise and unwise) and what you learned from them with your teenager. Share why you wish you would have made the right choice.
- What’s the difference between intelligence (being smart or knowledgeable about something) and being wise?
- God designed us to live life together, not alone. How does this make life easier and harder?
- Parents share something you do to remind yourself to pause and ask Jesus for wisdom.
Each Week we will have a memory verse and a challenge for the week. Here are this week’s….
This Weeks Challenge: We need wisdom from Jesus to help us make wise decisions. This week take some time before making decisions to ask God for wisdom. One of the biggest time to do this is before we speak especially when we are angry.
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Thanks for all your prayers and support for our ministry. Have an incredible week!