KIDS LEARN BY WATCHING THEIR PARENTS

Some parents ask, “What’s the best way to teach life lessons to a child?” The answer is often for moms and dads to model proper behavior in everyday situations.

Author Wess Stafford tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy on a fishing trip. Arriving the evening before bass season officially opened, the boy practiced casting a line into the water. He caught a few small fish, but sometime later, he felt a strong tug on his pole. On his line was the largest bass the boy had ever seen. His father congratulated him, then looked at his watch. It was ten o’clock. The season didn’t open for another two hours.

The father broke the news to the boy: he’d have to put the fish back. The boy protested. It was late; it was dark, and no one was around. Who would know? His dad was understanding but firm: the fish had to go back.

Does that seem extreme to you? Well, that was over thirty years ago, and the boy is now a successful architect. And though he’s never caught a fish that big again, it’s been brought to mind over and over throughout his life – every time he faces a decision between right and wrong. And it all came about, not by endless lecturing from his father, but by observing his godly character in a real-life situation. It’s an important lesson for all parents: How we reflect God’s truth in our actions every day is often more important than what we say about God’s truth.

 

Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

Anyone can be saved #BeThe3 #Anyone #trrts

This week’s point is: I’m on a mission to go people fishin’. Each day talk about how the scriptures you read and the videos you watch connect to this point! Jesus Chooses Four Fishermen 

All who call out to the Lord will be saved.

How can people have faith in the Lord and ask him to save them, if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear, unless someone tells them?

LG

Save the lost #BeThe3 #Save

This week’s point is: I’m on a mission to go people fishin’. Each day talk about how the scriptures you read and the videos you watch connect to this point! Jesus Chooses Four Fishermen 

The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.

LG

Help each other #BeThe3 #Help

This week’s point is: I’m on a mission to go people fishin’. Each day talk about how the scriptures you read and the videos you watch connect to this point! Jesus Chooses Four Fishermen 

This is why you must encourage and help each other, just as you are already doing.

LG

People fishing #BeThe3 #PeopleFishing

This week’s point is: I’m on a mission to go people fishin’. Each day talk about how the scriptures you read and the videos you watch connect to this point! Jesus Chooses Four Fishermen 

(Matthew 4.18-20, Mark 1.16-20, Luke 5.1-11)

18 While Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers. One was Simon, also known as Peter, and the other was Andrew. They were fishermen, and they were casting their net into the lake. 19 Jesus said to them, “Follow me! I will teach you how to bring in people instead of fish.” 20 Right then the two brothers dropped their nets and went with him.

LG

Forgive others #BeThe3 #Forgive

What conclusions have you drawn after this week’s study? Talk about what you’ve learned about this week’s point: Care, share, and just be there. How will you live differently because of what you’ve learned?

Rules for the New Life – Ephesians 4:32

Instead, be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.

LG

Love your neighbors as much as you love yourself #BeThe3 #LoveYourNeighbor

This week’s verse to remember is Luke 10:27. Take some extra time to read it, say it, and memorize it. Talk about how it connects to this week’s point: Care, share, and just be there. 

Luke 10:27

The man replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.’ They also say, ‘Love your neighbors as much as you love yourself.’ ”

LG