We had a great time in Sunday School discussing week 2 of our Jesus and Your Influence section of The Jesus Studies. Please see the attached parent letter to read more about what we learned yesterday!
Last night at Youth Group, we enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by Billy and Lysbeth Hamlin from Tanner's! Thanks so much Hamlins! We had a great time playing four-square, and after our game and dinner, we further discussed how giving in to judgment can hurt the influence we have on others. The kids were shown pictures of people and were asked to share what they thought to be true about the person, solely based off of their photo. We took a dive into what's going on in pop culture right now and we talked about Kanye West and how he has professed to now be a Christian. We discussed the judgment that has come at him from some, but also the love, compassion, and support that he has received from others. We read 1 Timothy 1:12-17, and the students were challenged to look at those around them with compassion, grace, mercy, and love, much like how Jesus looks at each of us. What would our influence on others look like if we jumped to compassion, rather than judgment, upon looking at those around us?