10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Wednesday Youth Service/Life Skills Development:
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
God has chosen and designed His two institutions, church and family, to partner together in demonstrating and establishing His love and Kingdom on earth.
The Parents’ Corner is provided to support and build on what is taught during Wednesday night youth group.
April 19, 2017 – May 5, 2017
OUR MEMORY VERSE: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
TODAY WE DISCOVERED:
Love is required in order to influence people for Christ. Love is defined according to the inspired Word of God:
➢Love is Patient ➢Love is Kind ➢Love Always Protects ➢Love Always Trust
➢Love Always Hopes ➢Love Always Perseveres ➢Love Never Fails
PARENTS POINTS TO PONDER:
God’s greatest gift is Love. In 1 Corinthians 14:1, Paul continues this line of reasoning as he talks about leaders sounding a clear call. ”Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to prophesy.”
But right in the middle is 1 Corinthians 13, commonly known as “the love chapter.” If you have ever attended a Christian wedding ceremony, you have most likely heard a verse or two quoted. 1 Corinthians 13 is a chapter on how to lead, not how to be a great spouse.
We cannot effectively influence or lead people we do not love. If we applied 1 Corinthians 13 to our daily walk, would it describe how we treat the people God placed in our lives as well as under our authority?
ASK YOUR CHILD:
Ask your child if they can explain what Love is according to the Bible. Have them share with you which of the seven is difficult for them (“Love is Patient”, “Love is Kind”, “Love Always Protects”, “Love Always Trust”, “Love Always Hopes”, “Love Always Perseveres”, and “Love Never Fails”). Pray with them and ask the Holy Spirit to help.
SOAKING TIME: Establish a time of quietness with softly played worship music; pray with your child and ask God to show your child His Kingdom and what is in heaven.
HOME ACTIVITY: Set up a family time where the family members can share how they experience Love received by each other (i.e. Dad, I felt your love when you helped me with my homework, you were very patient). Parents should start in order to demonstrate. Your child can post them on the “Heaven’s Window” bulletin board or write them in their journal.
SCRIPTURE WE USED FOR THIS LESSON: I Corinthians 13:1-13
High School Seniors pick up an application today for the HICC Excellence in the Kingdom Scholarship. Remember that there are no barriers in life only challenges and with Christ all things are possible!