Tonight @ Sr. High OTTAGETTU we will finish up our series on the five biblical purposes by seeing what it means to honor God with our lives-another way of describing worship. As an example of honoring God, we will examine Jesus’ last hours before the crucifixion. We will look at Luke 22:41-44, where Jesus prays for the “cup” of suffering to be taken from him.
In the passage, we will see how Jesus was more concerned with doing God’s will than getting what he wanted. Jesus was willing to endure the cross because that was God’s plan to provide forgiveness for humanity. In our own lives, we have the opportunity to honor and worship God every day. Do we obey God, or do we choose to live for ourselves?
When you have an opportunity this week, I’d encourage you to talk with your student about the importance of honoring God with every decision and action we make. Here are some questions that can help get the conversation going:
- If you know God wants you to do something, but you choose not to do it, how does that affect your relationship with God?
- How can obedience be a form of worship?
- How can you honor God this week through your actions and attitudes? Are you doing well, or do you feel you need to make some changes?
Your teenager may talk about obstacles to spiritual growth or areas of personal challenge right now. Be patient and supportive with your teenager, and offer your strength and support. Let me know how I can pray for your family, and if there is any other way I can help. Have a blessed week!