The Choice is Yours: Hide or Heal
The Choice is Yours: Comparison or Contentment
The Choice is Yours: Address or Ignore
The Choice is Yours: Speak Up or Stay Silent
Imagine you are in a sports game and there are only a few seconds left. The ref makes an unfair call against you and your team loses that game What emotions are you feeling? How would you react?
The people you sit by in class are talking, and you get in trouble for it. How does that make you feel? How would you react?
Do you think it is wrong to have emotions? What about negative emotions?
How were Jesus emotions different than ours? *(Jesus had emotions. He grieved, wept, sighed, sobbed, groaned, was in agony, surprised and amazed. The difference between us and Christ is that we let our emotions move us to sin.)
Read Proverbs 27:19 - Read it aloud yourself, or ask someone who is a confident reader. Ask the others to listen carefully and follow along.
What does the word reflect mean? What does Scripture say is a reflection of our hearts? (emotions and actions)
Can you think of a time you did not handle your emotions well? What did you value/ believe in that moment?
How can you process your emotions differently next time? What is one way you can respond rather than react?
Read Psalm 19:7. Read it aloud yourself, or ask someone who is a confident reader. Ask the others to listen carefully and follow along.
What does God's word do for our souls? Do you operate each day out of a need for God and His Word? *(God's Word refreshes us, heals us, and gives us hope.)
As you grow older, you will be faced with thousands of decisions a day. The way you choose to make these decisions can say a lot about what you believe, what you value and who you are. We want to be people who make decisions - big and small - out of our love and desire to be more like Christ.