Welcome to our weekly blog post for youth and families doing online Confirmation! (Or if you just missed a week and want to catch up!)
Here are the steps you can follow:
1. Watch the video below
2. Discuss the questions below and read scripture
3. Do the activity as a family
4. End in prayer together, using the Lord's Prayer.
I Have Questions- Wk 1
Let’s face it. Life isn’t always easy. In times of loss, grief, pain, or doubt, it’s normal to have questions — and you know what? It’s okay to ask those questions. If you’ve ever tried to make sense of your circumstances, or wished life didn’t have to hurt so much, or wondered why God wouldn’t fix what you’re going through, you’re not alone. All throughout human history, people have asked big questions like this one: "When people are hurting, where is God?"
A long time ago, God's people, the nation of Israel, were hurting. They were divided, conquered, and about to be killed. So where was God? That's what a young woman named Esther was probably wondering, until she decided to do something about it. With God's help, she risked her life to save her people. So where is God when people are hurting? God's still at work behind the scenes — and like Esther, God might be inviting you to get to work too.
Deep Thoughts: Where in the world would you most like to live?
Agree or Disagree: Cereal with milk is technically a soup.
Would You Rather: Would you rather eat donuts or candy?
· Have you ever been frustrated by something you didn’t understand? What was it and why was it so confusing?
· When it comes to God, what are some things people might question or be confused by?
· Do you think it’s reasonable for people to have questions or doubts about God when there are big problems in the world? Why or why not?
· Read 1 John 3:17-18. How do you think we can become more concerned with the needs of others?
· When people are hurting or in need, how do we figure out what God wants us to do about it?
· How can you help someone who is hurting or in need this week?
1 John 3:17-18
17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person
18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
Do You Have Questions?
Invite your family to anonymously write some of their big questions on note cards and place them on the floor in the center of your group. Read the questions together and see if there are any topics you might want to explore together during this series. Feel free to pass any of them along to Michael to talk about during large group in the weeks to come.
What is this?
Weekly posts pertaining to the Confirmation Lessons for the week. A great way for families to have conversations of faith at home, on the road, or around a meal.