This week we started a new small six week series designed to help students develop spiritual “HABITS” that will help them grow spiritually on their own. Each week, we focus on a different letter from the acronym HABITS. Our focus this time was “H” which stands for “Hang Out with God,” in other words, quiet time! While both the middle school students and high school students are studying the same series – part of our annual teaching on core spiritual disciplines, they’ll still be split up for the lesson time to keep each group more age relevant in teaching style and content. Sean M taught the middle school yesterday, while Jeff M taught the high school group. This year we’re using the series ‘Building Wise Habits’ from the Live Curriculum, a great four year resource we’ve been using this year in our small groups and some Sunday mornings. Here’s the recap from Sunday morning (we had some audio difficulties this week so I’m not sure if we’ll be able to post the podcast this week):
In Psalm 1, the psalmist contrasts the way of the wicked with the way of the righteous. The wicked person progressively falls into deeper and deeper sin, while the righteous one enjoys a blessed life. The righteous person is like a tree planted by a stream of water that doesn’t wither and produces fruit. Fruit is the result or byproduct of reading, meditating, and applying God’s truths to our lives.
We believe in the value of parents and teenagers having conversations about spiritual topics. So, each week I’ll be sending you some questions that can help generate healthy dialogue with your child. Here are some questions based on our lesson this week:
- What are some examples of spiritual fruit that you have seen in your life?
- Have you ever felt like you were walking, standing, or sitting with people were leading you away from God’s path for your life? What did you do to overcome it?
- What did you learn from meditating on God’s Word this week?
I believe this will be an awesome series that will help your teenager get closer to God. Thanks for your investment of love and time in your teenager’s life. Have a great day!