MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS:
This month, we are going through the Worried lesson series Sunday Mornings at 9:30am, and your student is learning about how to address the problems of worry, fear, and anxiety as a Christ-follower.
Each lesson gives your student the opportunity to study Scripture and apply it to their own life. Below are the passages we are studying and the main takeaway from each lesson. Additionally, each lesson includes a memory verse, and we’d encourage you to learn these verses alongside your child.
|1. Oct 25 – What If I’m Anxious? Philippians 4:4–9 THE TAKEAWAY Knowing God and giving him control gives us peace when we are worried and anxious.||MEMORY VERSE “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)|
|2. Nov 1 – What If It Doesn’t Work Out? Luke 12:22–34 THE TAKEAWAY God will give us exactly what we need.||MEMORY VERSE “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6–7 (ESV)|
|3. Nov 8 – What If I’m Afraid? Psalm 27 THE TAKEAWAY When God is our everything, we have nothing to fear.||MEMORY VERSE “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV)|
|4. Nov 15 – What If I Mess Up? Matthew 26:34–35, Mark 14:66–72, & John 21:15–19 THE TAKEAWAY Failure isn’t the end of the world; it’s just another opportunity for God’s grace and redemption.||MEMORY VERSE “If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV)|
Questions To Ask
We realize that you, as parents, are the primary faith influencers in your child’s life. The best disciple making takes place when students’ parents take the lead. Here are some conversation starters to help you talk with your child about what they’re learning:
- What’s something that stood out to you or surprised you from this lesson series?
- What’s an application you’ve made and how is it going?
- What are some of the things that are worrying you right now, and how are you trusting God with them?
- How can I be praying for you?