Conversation Starters: Change
Posted by Karah
Use these discussion starters to help foster a spiritual conversation with your family.
Grace is a wonderful thing. We like it when others extend grace to us. We especially love the grace God has shown us. But the freedom we have by the grace of God doesn’t mean we have no responsibility. Any freedom carries with it responsibility, and we are to live out our faith in the freedom of Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
LIFE POINT: People who love Jesus pray for one another.
Why were the people praying for Peter?
Who is someone you can pray for?
LIVE IT OUT: Talk with your child about special people who tell others about Jesus (such as your pastor or missionaries). Make a list of names of people for whom you and your child can pray daily.
LIFE POINT: Prayer is necessary and powerful for believers.
Why did Peter need prayer?
How was the power of prayer successful for Peter?
Whom do you know who needs prayer?
LIVE IT OUT: Help your child identify people in ministry for whom your family can pray. Make the list personal by including people your family knows. Pray with your child daily for at least one of the identified people and for the person’s ministry.
THE POINT: You don’t have to be a slave to sin.
How have you struggled to embrace your identity? Share this information with your student.
Have a conversation around this quote:
“Our identity is not in our joy, and our identity is not in our suffering. Our identity is in Christ, whether we have joy or are suffering.”1 —Mark Driscoll
LIVE IT OUT: Plan to read Ephesians this week with your student.
Discuss the different areas of life in which we try to find our identity.
Pray that your student will overcome areas he or she may be finding identity in other than Christ.
1. Matt Smethurst, “Driscoll, Who Do You Think I Am?” The Gospel Coalition. Available from the Internet: http://thegospelcoalition.org.
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