The problem you and I have in life and ministry is that we get what we do not what we want. It’s very easy to forget that in every area of life from raising your kids to building your church. I want lots of things in life. I want to write a book but no matter how much I want it if I don’t start doing it, I will never write a book.
“What the heart trusts, the mind justifies, the emotions desire, and the will carries out. Everything follows the heart.”
– Book of Standing for the Truth
Key Point –Always stand for what is right!
Memory Verse – Psalms 119:30 “I have chosen the way of truth…”
Standing up for truth can make you unpopular
Skit – A bunch of kids try to steal something everyone goes along with it except one kid who says that it is wrong. All the other kids try convincing him that he is wrong. A group of kids get all excited to steal something from the corner store. They all get excited they plan how they are going steal candy from the local corner store. As they are talking one of the kids grows more and more uncomfortable. He eventually stands up and says “I can’t take it anymore this is not right.” All the kids point and laugh the leader comes out and says “what are you going to do about it.” I am going to tell my mom and dad because the Bible says that it is wrong to take from others, my parents taught me to always stand for what is right even when it is hard.” Bully: “your not going to say anything to anyone” Good Boy: “oh yes I am!” Bully: “Oh no your not, GET HIM GUYS” all kids run out of the room chasing the good boy. The MC comes to the front of the room and asks the kids if they could stand for the truth even if it is difficult. How many think it would be hard to tell someone the truth if you knew that you were going to get beat up for it. It would be very difficult but we must always stand up for what is right, no matter what anyone thinks of us.
Object Lesson – Truth maze. Truth sets you free. Lie sets you into the dungeon. Bible tells that we should know the truth and the truth shall set us free. Draw out a maze on an overhead make one simple with an easy way out make another one be complicated with no way out. Explain to the kids that when you stand for the truth it will always set you free but if you decide to live a life full of lies you will live a very confused trapped life.
I will be part of the blogging team for David C Cook’s conference in May. Excited to makes some new connections and learn from others how to better reach families.
Here is a small snippet of my friend Dustin Nickerson doing a stand up routine talking about Seattle. So true. The Pacific Northwest is a crazy, weird, awesome rain filled place.