Have you ever found yourself drawn in to a video game, movie, or TV show where you’re rooting for something
or someone that you wouldn’t in real life? Maybe you’re rooting for the villain to prevail or the bad guy to get the
girl. There’s just something about technology that has a way of making us think or feel things that we wouldn’t think or feel in real life. And the same can be said for social media! When we’re communicating with someone behind a screen they start to feel less real. And when they feel less real, so do the consequences of what we do and say behind the screen. That’s where trouble begins. Rather than let ourselves get in trouble, we can choose to apply the right filter to what you do and say on social media. King Solomon—known as the wisest man to ever have lived—points us towards the filter we can use for our choices in the book of Proverbs. And when we approach what we do and say through his filter, we’ll find ourselves avoiding choices that lead to trouble and regret.
Take some time to re-connect! Share a high and a low from your day or the last week.
Tell a funny story (maybe about a wipe-out or that time you ran into a tree) about a time when you probably should have been a little more cautious.
Proverbs14:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger;
fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.
Why do you think people sometimes behave more recklessly online than they do in real life?
How could being reckless on social media possibly get you hurt?
How could being reckless on social media hurt someone else?
What are some ways we can be cautious, instead of foolish, on social media?
Why do you think God wants us to choose caution over foolishness when it comes to social media?
God among us, we gather in the name of your Son to learn love for one another. Keep our feet from evil paths. Turn our minds to your wisdom and our hearts to the love revealed in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Mark the Cross of Christ on each others foreheads as a remembrance of your baptism and say these words...
"(Name) you are a beloved Child of God."
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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.