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Parent Connection - 10.11.2020

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Objective - Students will understand the biblical perspective on Gender Dysphoria.Key Thought ­­- You can’t reassign God’s designLesson Summary –We are in week three of our apologetics module series called “Deconstruction.” This week, we began a two-part lesson dealing with sex, gender, sexual identity, and gender dysphoria. This is a topic that is getting a lot of press and your students are being confronted with it daily in their schools, social media, television and movies. How to think biblically about the topic is key to accepting God’s design for sexuality, including their own. Here are the key points from this week’s study:•Biological sex is based on design, while gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria are all based on desire. You can’t reassign God’s design.•Everyone has a biological blueprint as either male or female from the moment of conception; it is coded into your DNA. A person can alter their physical anatomy to mimic the opposite gender, but they cannot change t…

Parent Connection - 10.4.2020

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Objective - Students will be given logical and biblical arguments proving that abortion is morally wrong and learn how to show courageous compassion to those who disagree.Key Thought - Life is valuable, not expendable!Lesson Summary – This week, the students were given logical and biblical arguments proving abortion is morally wrong and were taught how to show courageous compassion to those who disagree. Our goal was to make sure the students recognized that God values all life, including the unborn. God sees all life as valuable, and not expendable, contrary to what the world would have our students believe. We examined three of the most common, though fundamentally flawed, arguments favoring abortion. We also presented the scientific evidence refuting each of the three arguments.This subject of abortion brings with it a lot of emotions, especially for those who have had to face it personally; guilt, shame, and grief are all common responses. Rather than respond with hatred, violence…

Parent Connection - 9.27.2020

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Objective - Students will learn why there are many religions and be able to defend why there is only one way to God.Key Thought - One way is the only wayLesson Summary - “Do all religions lead to God?” Have you ever been asked that question by a friend, or co-worker? Do you wonder that yourself? It is one of the most important questions to ask, and the answer literally makes an eternal difference.In today’s lesson, we took a quick tour (at 30,000 feet) of the various religious belief systems in the world. We began by watching a short video, which is recommended for your own viewing. It can be found here: https://teachersource.wol.org/resource/SBS18/31-1/ (2:38).It is logically incorrect to believe all religions lead to God. All the different belief systems cannot each be right. Therefore, which belief system is the right one? All religions have, as part of their belief system, man’s effort to save himself from the sinful wickedness of this world, whether categorized as the occult, cul…

Word of Life Creative Discipleship Challenge Verse Sheets 20-21

Parent Connection - 9.6.2020

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Objective - Students will discover that the church is a loving community for encouragement and instruction in the Word and will be challenged to play their part in building that community.Key Scriptures - John 13:35; Acts 2:42-47Key Thought - There is no unity without community.Lesson Summary – Today’s lesson is the second part of a four-week series called “The Church: All In.” During this week’s lesson your student learned to see the church as a loving community for encouragement and instruction in the Word. They were challenged to play their part in building that community. We worked through two main points to help them view what the church is and how unity is essential. Here are the main points of the lesson.I.The Church is to be unified in love (John 13:34-35)II.The Church is to be unified in devotion (Acts 2:42-47)Your student was reminded that a healthy Christian is one who is committed to expressing love toward other Christians. The best place for Christians to begin to love th…

Parent Connection - 8.30.2020

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Objective - Students will learn the differences and similarities between the local church and the universal Church and will be encouraged to be involved in the church.Key Scripture - Matthew 16:18Key Thought - It’s not where you are, but what you are.Lesson Summary - Today, we began a four-week series called “The Church: All In.” In this series, your student will learn about the benefits and responsibilities of belonging to a “church.” During this week’s lesson your student learned the difference and similarities between the local church and the universal church, and we encouraged them to be involved in the church. We worked through three simple points to help them view what the church is and how they can be part of it. Here were the main points of the lesson.
I.The Truth about the ChurchII.The Significance of the Universal Church The universal church = all believers everywhere (past, present, and future)III.The Importance of the Local Church The local church = a gathering of believers…

Parent Connection - 8.23.2020

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Objective - Students will learn about true freedom and will be challenged to choose to no longer be aslave to sin.Key Scripture - Romans 6:1-2Key Thought - Freedom from sin isn’t freedom to sin.Lesson Summary - Tonight’s lesson is part of a series called “Man Alive.” The series focuses on the brokenness of all human beings. Tonight’s lesson focused on the freedom from sin.Before someone trusts Christ as Savior, he/she is dead in sin and is the slave to sin. Whensomeone trusts Christ as Savior, he/she is dead to sin and alive in Christ. Unfortunately,many times we can live like sin is still our master. It is easy to abuse the grace of God andcontinue to sin on a regular basis.We began our discussion with this proposed idea: “If experiencing God’s grace is a goodthing, and every time we sin we experience God’s grace, we should just keep sinning. Thisway, we get to do what we want and reap the benefits of God’s grace.” Using the sixthchapter of the Book of Romans we discovered that freed…