Do you ever struggle with an attitude that is far from wonderful? We all do. Keeping in check our emotions, feelings, problems—all those elements that can add up to a bad attitude—is pretty difficult some days. God knows how hard it is, but He also knows how important it is for us to have a Christ-like attitude.
Becky hasn’t slept in weeks due to aftershocks of a scary earthquake. Joshua hides in a closet during thunderstorms since his house was struck by lightning. Sarah’s grandmother died in Hurricane Harvey and she wonders why bad things happen to good people.
Most preteens and teenagers lie. That was the conclusion of a recent survey of 3,700 American and Canadian 11-18 year olds. What can we do about this epidemic of dishonesty? We can teach primaries the value of truthfulness.
Have you ever heard someone refer to a person as being very religious? What does that term bring to mind? Someone who is very conscientious? Someone who is diligent in their religious practices? Someone whose faith is obvious in his daily activities?
Zak loved playing basketball at recess. It was his favorite game and he couldn’t wait to get out on the court with his friends. But this tear there was a bully named Josh on the playground. Josh tried to pick a fight with everyone he could. He was bigger than the other boys and he knew it.
In one of our children’s classes we mentioned that some people doubt God’s Word. “Not me,” Danny said. “I don’t doubt.” He hasn’t! Greg belongs to the same group, hears the same lessons, asked Christ to save him a year before Danny, but still responds to nearly every salvation invitation. It’s sad to see a child struggle with assurance of his salvation, for God clearly says we can know we’re saved eternally (1 John 5:13).