Take Time to Talk

This week in our Jr. High OTTAGETTU, we start a two-week series designed to help our students learn the basics of communicating with God.  Communication is a skill that takes a lifetime to master.  Our series focuses on the two major parts to communication: talking & listening.

Using Matthew 6:5-15, we see what Jesus taught people about prayer, & we find some “helps” that can assist our teenagers in finding a proper attitude of prayer.  Prayer is a conversation with Jesus & does not need to contain certain catch phrases, fancy words, or special body positions.  At first, most junior high students are uncomfortable praying out loud or making prayer a regular habit outside of church or youth group-unless they’re in trouble!
Here are some questions you might want to ask your teenager about this week’s lesson:
  • Electronic communication is great for a lot of reasons, but how strong are friendships that don’t include some sort of face-to-face time?  How does this relate to your friendship with Jesus?
  • Are you pleased with how frequently you pray?  Why or why not?
  • What might be some creative ways of praying that you could try?
  • What are some ways we can pray together as a family?
Have a great week!

About Gene Reineman

Gene has been on staff @ CFCOG since 2006. He & his wife, Joey, have two children, Josette & Gabriel. Gene enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, & UNC Basketball. He also enjoys running, swimming, & playing golf. Gene’s approach to ministry, is in part, drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” – NLT

One response to “Take Time to Talk”

  1. k_e_williamson says :

    Can I pray while planking?

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