Friday, November 12, 2010

Bringing It Home 11/14

Hello Parentz!
Below is a brief summary, main verse, "Catch Phrase" and a few discussion questions you can use to reinforce what we're learning this Sunday. I hope this can be a meaningful tool for you to help your children apply what they learn in Kidz Express.

Sunday Nov. 14th-

Lots of people have a problem with their temper. But anger isn’t always a problem, it becomes a problem when we choose to take it out on others. James tells us that letting our anger run wild won’t accomplish what God wants for us. The best way to deal with someone whose anger is out of control is with gentleness. When someone has already lost their temper, responding in any other way than with gentleness will probably only make them more upset. When someone is yelling at us or is just mad in general, speaking to them in a calm, quiet voice works best. Reminding them that you care about them and want to help them resolve their problem may help them get control of their anger. Even if it doesn’t, it can help you from having your feelings hurt by their anger and taking it out on someone else. When someone’s mad, that’s not the best time to tell them what they’re doing wrong. For right now, just love them, forgive them, and be gentle with your words and actions. You may have to just not say anything at all to the person and instead take your concerns to God in prayer.

Prov. 15:1, "A gentle answer turns anger away. But mean words stir up anger."

Catch Phrase:
When others' choices give me strife, God will help me with MyLife.

Discussion Questions:
   1. Share a time when someone lost their temper with you.
   2. How could you respond with gentleness in each situation?

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