Liar, Liar

In Jr. High OTTAGETTU we have launched a new, four-week series tackling four topics that can be struggles for junior high students. In this first lesson, we will examine the dangers of lying by discussing a story found in Acts 5:1-10

Ananias & Sapphira brought a donation to the early church leaders, claiming that it was the full amount of money they earned from the sale of some property. But it was a lie-and God struck them dead for their deception. Obviously, God doesn’t kill all of us when we lie, but we do pay the price for our lies through damaged friendships & a wounded relationship with God. 

We encouraged our students to recognize how much God loves honesty but hates lies, how our lies can affect our lives, & the value of confession & forgiveness. 

Here are some questions you might want to use as you talk with your teenager about this week’s lesson: 

  • Why do people lie? 
  • What are some ways your lies can hurt other people? yourself? your friendship with God? 
  • What are some possible benefits of confessing a lie to someone & asking for their forgiveness?

I pray that this is a blessed week for you & your family!

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

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