Sermon Link: Against All Odds Teaching Video
Family Scripture Reading: Genesis 5:1-24 & Hebrews 11:5-6
Summary: We will be in our Against All Odds series for the next five weeks talking about some of the Bible’s greatest heroes. What makes them heroes? Despite living in a culture that hated their God, they maintained their character and integrity. In week one we talked about the root of integrity being someone who walks with God. Enoch was the first person in a long lineage whose life was summed up as someone who walked with God and God showed favor on him because of his faith. For our students and our families, our takeaway was that we become like those we spend the most time with and if we are supposed to become like Jesus we have to be walking with Jesus. If we walk with Jesus we will develop integrity, and character, and goodness that comes from the Lord and he will be good to pick us up even when we fall in that walk.
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- How would you define integrity?
- What do you think it means to walk with God?
- What areas of your life are affected when you walk with God?
- What happens when you walk with God?
- Why do you have the favor of God and how does that change the way you live?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Make a plan for how your family can walk with God together. This could include reading scripture together once a week, attending worship together, praying together outside of meals.
- Commit to having faith conversations throughout the week. Encourage your student to walk with God in the areas it’s hardest and ask them to verbally communicate what that looks like. Places this often includes are: the locker room, part time jobs, social clubs that aren’t Christian based, etc.