Disciple Your Family about the Current National Crisis
Dive into Dialogue
During this unprecedented season in modern history, we are quarantined at home with our families. What an important opportunity to engage the next generation in conversation and have teachable moments along the way.
Family Disciple Me is providing these abbreviated conversation guides to encourage you to talk to your kids about relevant topics! What does God have to say to your family during this crisis? What character does He want to teach each of you? Engage these discussions and see where they lead your family in this season! Be encouraged!
Topics for Conversation
Challenging times are seldom a quick sprint; they are usually more like the long run of a marathon. God’s Word calls us to run through our present circumstances with endurance, which means “to make progress.”
Saying “thank you” is a significant character trait. It’s important that we not just receive gifts but respond to them, whether they are birthday presents or life-saving sacrifices. Let’s be appreciative people who grow in gratitude!
We experience so many different emotions and feelings during quarantine and social isolation. Instead of boxing them up or exploding with them, God wants us to intentionally care about the highs and the lows of others.
We live in a world where evil lurks. Nowhere is this more true today than on the internet. Our immense challenge is to train the next generation to be wise about good things and innocent about evil things.
In the midst of all the separation we’re experiencing, the truth of God’s Word and His character shines. We can be separated from everything and everyone, but we can never be isolated from God’s love for us.
How you use your time is how you use your life. Time can slip down the drain, be wasted and lost, or time can be redeemed. Let’s redeem time by taking full advantage of the opportunities each day gives us
During quarantine, it’s easy to sit around and either do nothing or as little as possible. The people of Israel could have done this during their “quarantine” in the desert. However, God wanted them to be creative, and we can be creative, too
Shifting gears from one learning style to another can feel overwhelming for parents and frustrating for kids. However, from the very beginning, God called parents and grandparents to teach and kids to pay attention and learn.
The “shadow of death” is covering the whole world during the coronavirus pandemic. However, instead of being paralyzed by fear, God wants His people to “walk” through the valley of death’s shadow.
In difficult times, it’s easy to be critical, negative and tear each other apart. However, we have the power and authority in Jesus to build one another up and encourage each other. Let’s follow Jesus’ example in this!
In times of struggle, selfishness often takes control. There are heroes, for sure, but then there’s the “Every man for himself” mentality. Selfishness takes, but kindness gives. God wants His people to be kind.
There’s always something to worry about, in easy times and especially in hard times. This worry can make us depressed and anxious. God wants us to focus our thoughts differently, though.
God encourages us to face hard times with strength and courage, not because hard times aren’t scary or difficult, but because He is with us. How does God want you to be courageous today?
A Family Blessing
Lord God, as we experience this unique moment in history, may Your presence, peace and provision fill our lives as we seek You. We love You Jesus! In Your Name, amen!
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