Text Background: 2 Samuel
Sermon Link: Rise Above Teaching Video
Family Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 11 & 12
Summary: This week we wrapped up our Rise Above series talking about one of King David’s greatest pitfalls. In the midst of the deepest sin we can possibly imagine, David returns to relationship with God. How is this even possible? How deep does forgiveness go? And is it really given this freely? Those are some things we answered and will continue to answer in small groups on Sunday morning!
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- How would you define sin?
- What does it feel like when you know you’ve done the wrong thing?
- How do you normally respond to your mistakes?
- How does God respond to your mistakes?
- Why should we confess to God AND people?
- How should we respond to forgiveness?
- How can we forgive better?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Pick a time and place every week where your student is allowed to confess something to you. In that moment work on the conversation about that thing and discussing consequences and the process of forgiveness. No anger, no shock, no judgement during this time every week. Just conversation and healing.
- Join a small group and bring your teenager to Sunday morning small groups. A community to learn in and invest in holds us accountable to be obedient. It’s very difficult to run from God and simultaneously be surrounded by His people.