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"Why Do So Many People Boss Me Around?"

Key Foundation:

Honoring Authority

Key Scriptures:

John 12:49

1 Corinthians 13:11-12

1 Peter 2:18-25

 

 

Read John 12:49

-Jesus did whatever God his Father told him to do. He didn’t question; he just obeyed. Jesus even went so far as to die on the cross. What can we learn from the way Jesus responded to God?

-How would you respond to this statement: Jesus always obeyed God, so his example applies to you when your parents are doing something that seems unfair.

 

Read 1 Peter 2:18-25

-Describe some unfair treatment that you’ve had to endure. How did you respond?

-Based on these verses, how do you think God wants you to respond to your parents even when they’re unfair?

-What’s one way you can show respect to your parents this week?

 

Read 1 Corinthians 13:11-12.

-Sometimes how we see a situation is all in our perspective. List some things  that you view differently than your parents.

-Think about which of  those things you think might change with age.

-Explain if you think either opinion is right or wrong, and why.

 

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Family Activities 

BALLOON POP
-Give everyone in your family  a small, easy-to-break balloon and a 2-foot length of string or yarn.
-Have kids each blow up their balloon and tie it to one ankle so that the balloon is about 10 inches from the ankle. T
-Then explain that everyone is to  try to stomp out other people’s balloons while keeping their own safe.
 
 
COPYCAT
-Have everyone in your family stand in a circle.
-Explain that each person will need to secretly choose one other person in the circle to be his or her “leader.”
-Tell kids not to tell anyone who their leaders are.
-Once the game starts, they are to try to mirror exactly every movement their leaders make.
-For example, if a person’s leader crosses his or her arms, that person should immediately cross his or her arms as well.
-Explain that you should try not to look at their leaders directly so that leaders won’t know who is mimicking them.
-Make sure everyone understand the activity, and then have them close their eyes and open them on the count of three.
-As soon as they open their eyes, they should begin to follow their leaders.
-The goal is for people to guess who they think is following whom.