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.
Video Description: We all have favorites, don't we? Favorite songs, favorite movies, favorite pizza toppings, and favorite people too. If you scored a free vacation to Disney World right now for you and your five favorite people, you'd probably start narrowing down your invite list pretty quickly. We all have favorite people, and that makes sense! We can't be best friends with everyone. But sometimes we can take this a little too far. Instead of simply having favorites, we start playing favorites by excluding, hurting, or treating people unfairly. But the Bible teaches us some really important things: 1) God doesn't have favorites — we're all loved equally. 2) God hates it when we show favoritism in ways that harm others. 3) If you want to be more like Jesus, follow His lead and love people like He does. That kind of love will radically change your relationship with others and with God too. If you want to love people like that, remember, radical people don't play favorites.
9 There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. 10 But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.
How Not to Play Favorites
Instructions: Using the half sheet handouts have the youth take some time to write down reflections of the questions below. This can be a silent reflection time, or both reflection and family discussion. Do not force anyone to share, you may have some examples of responses for your own life and share those with your small group to help start the activity.
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.