WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?
Jesus first asked the disciples, “Who do others say that I am?” It was easy for them to answer because it required no conviction, no commitment, and no risk. But then he follows that question with another, “Who do YOU say that I am?”
- When your youth comes home from school today, smile when he or she walks through the door. Do that several days in a row and your youth will actually look forward to coming home!
- Next time your youth tries to be funny…laugh.
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6 KJV)
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Food for Thought, Parents Ministry
- God won’t ask what kind of car you drove. He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.
- God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
- God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe.
Food for Thought
I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day,
And as my fingers pressed it still,
It moved and yielded to my will.
I came again when days were past–
The bit of clay was hard at last;
The form I gave it, it still bore,
But I could change that form no more.
Parents Ministry, Teaching Illustrations
Twas a sheep not a lamb that strayed away
In the parable Jesus told,
A grown-up sheep that strayed away
From the ninety and nine in the fold.
And why for the sheep should we seek
And earnestly hope and pray?
Because there is danger when sheep go wrong;
They lead the lambs astray.
When a group of 10-year-olds in a church Sunday School class expressed their views of “What’s wrong with grownups?” they came up with these complaints:
- Grownups make promises, then they forget all about them, or else they say it wasn’t really a promise, just a maybe.
A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him.
Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
‘Reverend,’ said the young man, ‘I’m so sorry about the delay.
I have recently added a new section to my website for active learning situations. They are primarily group learning situations involving an activity and a debrief. The activities may be games, similations, problem solving scenarios or even adventure recreation. The key to success is a good debrief. I have tried to expand the applications to focus on four key areas: Business, Personal Life, Spiritual Life, and Relationships. There’s a link in the right column or click on the link below. Take a look and give me your comments.
Jesus said that we must give up our family to follow him, but scripture also tells us that unless a person can manage his house well he cannot be a spiritual leader. For many people these two opposing instructions are difficult to reconcile.