God Never Said That

In this 3-week series, we’ll discover what God really has to say about some of the most important issues in life.

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

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Some people think that God wants us to be happy all the time. But, God never said that. God wants us to be more than happy.

Key Points:

  • God never said we will always be happy.
  • Chasing happiness can lead us down the wrong path.
  • God wants you to be more than happy.

Memory Verse:

Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

See Also: Happiness

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. If you could eat whatever you wanted all day, what would you choose? What are some potential consequences for eating too much of a good thing?
  3. Does it surprise you to know that God never said you’ll always be happy? Explain.
  4. What are some examples of things people do to find happiness that might not be the best for them?
  5. What do you think “more than happy” means?
  6. Read Philippians 4:11-13. What does it mean to be content? How does being content affect the way we look at life?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part of the God Never Said That series.

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What to Do When You’re Tempted as a Kid

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These days, even kids get tempted to do bad stuff. But God gives kids the power to resist the temptation and honor God with four simple steps.

Key Points:

  • Take your thoughts captive.
  • Run away from bad things.
  • Chase better things.
  • Tell somebody.

Memory Verse:

1 Corinthians 10:13 He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

See Also: Temptation

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Parents, share a few examples of how you fight temptation in your life.
  3. Why is it important to take your thoughts “captive”? What can happen when you don’t?
  4. List some of the better things to think about when you’re being tempted by inappropriate things.
  5. Talk right now about some of the temptations your kids need to watch out for. Make a plan for how you’ll deal with them when they come up.
  6. Read 2 Timothy 2:22. Why is it important to run away from temptation? What does this passage say we should pursue instead?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part of the God Never Said That series.

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How to Say You’re Sorry (and Really Mean It)

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Doing the same thing over and over means you aren't really sorry. Try these four steps to show that you really mean it when you apologize.

Key Points:

  • Admit that you were wrong.
  • Admit that it hurt others.
  • Change your attitude.
  • Change your actions.

Memory Verse:

1 John 1:9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

See Also: Forgiveness

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Why is it hard to say “I’m sorry” sometimes?
  3. Why is admitting you’re wrong important to truly being sorry?
  4. Why is admitting that you hurt someone’s feelings important to truly being sorry?
  5. How do you know when someone’s “I’m sorry” is real?
  6. Read 2 Corinthians 7:10. What does God want us to feel when we mess up? What is the difference between godly sorrow and worldly sorrow?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part of the God Never Said That series.

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