time. Because middle schoolers are beginning to think more abstractly about themselves and the world around them, this is the first time in their lives that they’re capable of asking hard questions like, “Is this my parents’ faith? Or is it mine?” This week, as you talk about “making peace” with God, remember that one of your students may be wrestling with this exact question. And guess what! You get to be a voice of influence in their lives during this incredibly crucial stage. That’s a really big deal!
What was your happiest moment last week?
What about your unhappiest?
15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Ephesians 2:8-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
When we’re not “at peace” with someone in our lives, how does it affect our happiness?
What are some examples of sin? How can those sins kill our happiness?
What does being a Sinner & Saint mean to you?
What does it mean to make peace with God?
How can being at peace with God help you experience real happiness?
What’s one thing you can do this week to make peace with God?
C: Thanks be to God!
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."