Text Background: 1 Corinthians
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Family Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 15
Summary: This week we are wrapping up our United series in The Loft. As Paul closes out his letter to the church at Corinth, he takes a step back from all the arguments and disputes and reminds them of the death and resurrection of Christ that is of first importance. In reminding them of the gospel, he also reminds them of their hope, that just as they have died with Christ they will also be raised with him. It is that hope that unites us to Christ and spurs us on to do things for the Kingdom of God. This week talk with your student about how they are united to Christ and how that defines their unity to people.
These are questions to ask your teenager that are deeper than, “How was your Wednesday night?!” and them reply, “…good.”
- What does it mean to have our hope in Christ? What are we hoping in?
- What is of first importance in the faith?
- How does being united to Christ, unite us to others?
- What does it look like to be united to Christ?
- How are we working toward the things of God?
These are things you can do for the message to stick.
- Talk with family friends that maybe have a different denomination than you. Talk about what is different and what is the same? Are the most important things the same?
- Join a small group and bring your teenager to Sunday morning small groups. A community to learn in and invest in holds us accountable to be obedient. It’s very difficult to run from God and simultaneously be surrounded by His people.