Parents, watch this first.
Special Parents Only message.
Online Experience. 6.14.20
We want to be there with you in this journey of raising your children. As we all come from different backgrounds and experiences we are able to instill into our children our values as a individual family. While we all have a unique story the one thing that we all have is Jesus. Knowing who we are, who's we are and that while we all have different ways of doing things and different experiences we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.
We have gathered resources for you and your family to discuss how we are all apart of Gods family and how we should view and treat everyone as well as how we as a church should respond to what has been taking place in our nation.
Please connect with any questions or insight. Some of the materials are suited more for adults than children and we suggest that you use your judgement on what all your children can understand and process at this time.
Generational Ministries Pastor
Pastor Clint Sprague & Pastor Kwan Porter
Student Racism Conversation
Words And Actions LMK Message
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God
12 You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient. 13 Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these good things put on love. Love holds them all together perfectly as if they were one.
27 This is because all of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. You have put him on as if he were your clothes. 28 There is no Jew or Gentile. There is no slave or free person. There is no male or female. That’s because you are all one in Christ Jesus.
20-21 If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.
! John 4:20-21
So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17: 20-23
“Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words can never hurt me.”
Words are potent. They can build and they can destroy. A word is like a living organism that is capable of growing, changing, spreading, and influencing your family, or organization in many ways; directly and indirectly
Family Discussion Questions
When you see acts of hatred, how does it make you feel?
What are some ways we can be there for someone, when they experience hatred ?
Can you name a time where you hated someone due to how you look?
Does racism really exist in our culture?
How do I have a conversation with someone when I don’t understand their point of view?
Am I impacted by my culture’s attitudes about race?
What, if anything, can I do about racism?
1. How can we show love to people who are different than us?
2. How can we promote Justice that is caused by Racism?
3. What responsibility (if any at all) do you think people of faith have to actively work to correct the idea that some people are worth less than other people because of skin color?
Who can we pray for in your circle of friends?