Relationships with each other are still one of our biggest challenges despite the fact that the church has been generally good at teaching on how to treat others.
So what are we missing? If we can learn to understand ourselves and others better, our needs and responses, then maybe we see others in a more positive and empathetic way.
- Understanding people
- Forgiveness: Joseph, it wasn't all dreams come true
- Why Would I Lie to You?
- Parent's Who'd Have Them?
- Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold
- Fit 4 Gold - A youth discipleship course
If we can learn to understand ourselves and others better, our needs and responses, then maybe we see others in a more positive and empathetic way. Learn to look behind the masks that people wear and to see under the iceberg of what is on the surface.
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Forgiveness: Joseph - It Wasn't all Dreams Come True
Joseph had a really tough time before he found his dream job. How do you forgive people for treating you so badly? Especially when they're family. This look at Joseph's story focuses on how to deal with that kind of struggle. The leader's notes would be helpful with any story on the theme of forgiveness.
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Why Would I Lie to You?
Lying has a serious effect on relationships as it undermines trust. Why do people lie and what other effects does it have?
Use when teaching the Ten Commandments or as a stand-alone.
Parents - Who'd Have Them?!
Relationship problems with parents can increase as children enter adolescence. This session is about helping them to cope with these changes. Leaders notes to follow.
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Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold
Getting involved in things that are not good for us gives the enemy a ‘foothold’ that he can use to bring us down. Likewise when something hurts us, it’s like an arrow that wounds us. This can also create a foothold which can cause us further pain. We need the Holy Spirit to help us with these.
Fit 4 Gold
A multi-sensory discipleship course for pre-teens: The themes are Being Chosen, Being Equipped, Being Challenged, Being Setback and Being Rewarded and are all linked to Bible stories. This resource compares being a successful sports person to being a Christian but it works equally well without the sporting illustrations. It includes plenty of games and prayer space ideas.