Friday, November 19, 2010

Bringing It Home 11/21

Good Morning 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 November 21st-

Almost everyone is guilty of whining, complaining, or tattling at some time or other. But some people seem to do it all the time about everything. Sometimes we can talk to the person about what they are feeling and help them express their frustration in a better way, but some whiners just seem to want to be whiny. This is usually because they are immature and they are unable to handle emotions like frustration, disappointment, disagreement, or change in a healthy way. When someone’s whining or other immature behavior is driving you nuts, a good way to handle it is to pray for them. When you are praying for someone on a regular basis, it’s hard to stay annoyed at them because God starts to change your heart. Sometimes God will help you learn to tune out the whiny, complaining tone and understand the frustration or real problem behind it. The bottom line is, when someone is complaining all the time, they have a problem with ungratefulness. Instead of taking it personally, take it to God. God hears their complaining too. God is the only one who can do something about it.

Colossians 1:11 "His glorious power will make you patient and strong enough to endure anything…"

Discussion Questions:
1. Who is the whiny person you have to deal with most often?
2. Kids are often whiny because they feel frustrated or disappointed and can’t handle it. How can knowing this help you be patient with them?

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