YOU’VE HEARD IT SAID… Lesson 3: Promises

Dear parents,

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!