November 30, 2022
Understanding the Why
October 5, 2022 | Leah Lynch
Think with me for a second, do you remember those moments in school where you were asked to defend something? Maybe it was in a public speaking class, a debate, or just in conversation with a friend. Maybe you were the outspoken one who jumped at the opportunity to speak up or speak out. Maybe you were more like me, the one who went to all lengths to stay quiet in the background.
Perhaps we don’t have to think back to moments in school. This is life now, isn’t it? We live in a world where making your position known is the cultural norm.
1 Peter 3:13-16a says, “Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way.”
There’s an importance to being ready to share with others the why behind the hope we have and our relationship with Jesus. But, to share the why, we need to know the why. We are currently in the middle of a series with our students about that very thing and we are pulling a lot of content from the book, “Faithfully Different,” by Natasha Crain. We want our students to understand the why. We also want to equip you, as parents, to help them understand their why and the importance of sharing that why. In the video listed below, Crain puts it this way, “(our kids) can’t defend their faith if they can’t first define it.”
So, instead of reinventing the wheel, we want to pass along a couple of resources that do a great job helping equip you in this!
Teaching Apologetics to Kids – A quick 3-minute video from Focus on the Family, with Natasha Crain.
Teach Kids How to Defend their Faith – An excellent quick read from Focus on the Family.
Faithfully Different – This is the full book, mentioned above, from which we’ve pulled content for this series.
As always, we are here for you. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with us. We’re in this together!