We all know what it’s like to face small temptations like food, but we also know what it’s like to face temptations that are a bigger deal. And sometimes when it comes to temptation, we feel powerless and alone. Because of Jesus, we’re never alone in our temptations. Because of Jesus, we can confidently talk to God about our struggles and our temptations, knowing that Jesus says, “Me too.” We can confidently come to Him in our time of need.
Share a high and a low from the past week.
What’s your number one food craving?
Just so we’re all on the same page, what exactly is temptation?
What are some big temptations middle schoolers face?
Why do you think some temptations are easier to resist than others?
How do you usually feel after you’ve made a bad decision?
Why is it so hard for us to talk about our own failures?
Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Romans 8:11 NLT
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.
O God our Father, we thank you that today you have called us to worship you and learn of you. You alone know our needs. Satisfy them with your unchanging love. In your presence may we find comfort in sorrow, guidance in perplexity, strength to meet temptation, grace to overcome the fascination of disobedience, and courage to face up to the hostility of this rebellious world. Above all, may we meet Jesus and go out from our worship indwelt by his spirit. This prayer we ask to your glory and in his name. Amen.