Jr. High OTTAGETTU will wrap up their series tackling four topics that can be struggles for junior high students. In this final discussion, we will examine the idea of “Multiple Me’s” in our lives-in other words, the battle to live consistently.
We will build our conversation on 2 Timothy 4:5-8, words from the Apostle Paul to his protégé Timothy. These words-written while Paul sat in a Roman prison-remind of us his consistency, faithfulness, & commitment as a follower of Jesus, & the impact he had on so many people’s lives. Paul wasn’t a perfect guy, but he was committed to consistently honoring, obeying, & pointing people toward God.
Young teenagers are beginning to recognize the struggle of acting a certain way @ church, but living differently when they are @ school or with friends. Many students really want to live for God but just don’t know how to have Jesus be a part of their daily life @ home, @ school, on the team, or in life’s daily circumstances.
We will encourage our teenagers to recognize the value of choosing to live a consistent life for God. This path isn’t always easy, but God will honor their efforts & give them strength along the way. As they choose to live consistently, people will notice-and might be eager to find out more about Jesus because of your students’ decision not to have “Multiple Me’s.”
As you talk with your teenager about this week’s lesson, here are some questions you might want to ask:
- What are some of the challenges to remaining faithful & consistent as a follower of Jesus? What are some especially specific situations that make it difficult?
- What do you think is the difference between perfection, which we can’t achieve, & consistency & integrity, which God wants to see in our lives?
- Why might a consistent life point your friends toward Jesus? How is a consistent life an effective demonstration of Jesus & his love?
This has been a great series with our students, & I hope you & your teenager have had some great conversations because of it. Have an awesome week!