I Believe | Son
Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves.
Philippians 2:6-11 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
John 14:16-17 “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.”
Ask your kids, “What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to forgive someone for?” Share a time from your life when you had to forgive someone. Pray for your kids to be able to show grace and mercy just like Jesus has forgiven us.
Ask your kids, “What is something that you do really well?” Share with your parents about an area of your own life that you are confident in. Then ask them, when you are confident, how does that change the situations you are in?
Read Hebrews 4:14-16. Ask your kids to think of a way to describe the words “grace” and “mercy” to someone who’s never heard them before. Then discuss how those two words help give us confidence when we approach God.
When you’re driving in the car ask your kids, “What’s the hardest part of being a teenager these days?” Listen to them as they talk about what’s hard in their life. Then ask them, “What do you think was the most difficult thing for Jesus when he was a teenager? What about as an adult?”
From the Small Catechism
“I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord. Who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.
This is most certainly true.” – Meaning of the 2nd Article, Luther’s Small Catechism
[Read the Explanation of the Second Article and the corresponding questions in Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation]