November Faith Conversation

November Faith Conversation:

1.Opening: What is one seemingly impossible goal that you would like to see the world achieve during your lifetime?

Thought/Discussion:  The biggest goals are always those that are accomplished through the efforts of many people.  Think about medicine example that has eliminated many diseases over the last 1000 years.  The progress has been made because there was a concentrated effort by the ‘human family’ to work together to eliminate illness – Illnesses like small box or polio.  It’s the same way for God-sized goals.  When we work together as the Church or the body of Christ we can accomplish great things?  What are some things we can accomplish as believers here at school this year?

Bible Verse:  Ecc. 4 “Two are better than one……and three strands are not easily broken”

2.Opening:  In your opinion, what is the most important thing your parents have taught you to this point?

Thought/Discussion:  Think about how you learned about right and wrong. Odds are you learned those lessons through life experience rather than lectures. Yes or No?  How do you know what is right?  Some people say right depends on a person’s perspective?  Do you agree? Discuss.   God provides truth through the Bible….otherwise we are left up to just people’s opinions.

Bible Verse: II Tim 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching…”

3.Opening:  Suppose you were told that you could have one wish come true—but the wish you make would have to be for someone else, not for yourself. What would you wish for, and for whom would you wish it?

Thoughts/Discussion: Empathy is a fundamental building block for all moral growth. The Golden Rule which comes from the Bible that says “Do unto others as you would have done to you” is based on empathy.  When we think about how others feel we too can feel or have empathy and respond accordingly.  Discuss an example where you have had empathy for someone else? (eg. Someone being made fun of or teased??).

Bible Verse:  Acts 9:26 “When he (Paul) came to Jerusalem, the disciples were afraid of him and did not believe he was a real disciple. “