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The book of Philippians tells us what we should do when we’re stressed and worried.

Don’t Worry About Anything

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The Bible tells us what we're supposed to do when we're stressed or worried.

Key Points:

  • The Bible tells us to do three things when we’re worried
    • Don’t worry about it.
    • Pray about it.
    • Thank God.

Memory Verse:

Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Make a list of things adults seem to stress about. Make a list of things kids worry about. How do people typically act when they’re stressed?
  3. Why don’t we need to worry?
  4. How has God helped you when you’ve been worried about something?
  5. Make a list of people and situations you want to pray for as a family.
  6. Why is being thankful a part of overcoming worry?
  7. Read Matthew 11:28-30. What does Jesus tell us to do with our worries? What does he give us in return?
  8. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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Freedom From Frenzy

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When you stop worrying God gives you a gift.

Key Points:

  • Peace means freedom from frenzy.
  • God’s peace is smarter than our brains.
  • God’s peace makes your heart feel better.

Memory Verse:

Philippians 4:7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Describe your most relaxing, peaceful day. Where would you be, who would you be with, what are you doing?
  3. Do you relate to the frenzied thoughts mentioned in the video? What would you add to the list?
  4. What does God promise to give us when we stop worrying?
  5. Have you experienced God’s peace in your life? Explain.
  6. Read John 14:27. What gift does Jesus give us? Why is his peace better than what the world offers?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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Think About Lovely Things

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God cares about our thoughts and he wants us to think about lovely things.

Key Points:

  • When the Bible says to have “lovely” thoughts, it just means that we should think about the good stuff.
  • Jesus loves you.
  • You are special.
  • You can obey.

Memory Verse:

Philippians 4:8 “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Make two lists: Bad thoughts kids might have (I’m not smart, I’m not funny), and good thoughts kids might have (I’m funny, I’m nice). What happens if we only focus on the bad thoughts?
  3. How do our thoughts affect our actions?
  4. Why is it important to know that Jesus loves you?
  5. What are some things about you that make you special?
  6. Read Ephesians 4:21-24. What are we supposed to throw off? How does the Holy Spirit help us to be a new creation?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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Keep Practicing What You’ve Learned

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Practice makes perfect. If you want to defeat worry in your life, you have to keep practicing the things you've been learning.

Key Points:

  • The key to overcoming worry is to keep practicing.
  • Pray and thank God for everything!
  • Get rid of your frenzy!
  • Think about lovely things!

Memory Verse:

Philippians 4:9 “Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Make a list of things you like to practice (sports, instruments, dancing). Why is practicing them important?
  3. What are some things you want to pray about this week?
  4. Why are frenzied, bad thoughts not helpful to us?
  5. What are some lovely thoughts God wants you to think about?
  6. Read Philippians 1:9. According to the verse, what needs to grow? What do we need to understand?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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