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Sunday, May 12, 2019


Sunday, May 12, 2019


Dear parents,

We’re onto our second lesson in our series “The Kingdom of God Is Like....” Each week, students are learning from Jesus about what his kingdom is like. We’re spending all of our time in Matthew 13, so it’s simple and convenient if you want to follow along.

In this second lesson, we’ll explore Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds in Matthew 13:24-30. Jesus compared the kingdom of God to a field where both wheat and weeds are growing together. He encouraged those listening—and us along with them—to remember that God will one day make the world right, bringing his merciful judgment and restoring his creation. In this parable we learn about the nature of God’s kingdom, that it was begun through Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection but is still not finished.

We also learn about God’s patience. While we are often anxious about the world’s events, God is not—he remains patient.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

• How is patience an important character trait for us as followers of Jesus?
• What are some ways that God’s kingdom is here, and some ways it isn’t fully here yet?
• What moments in life have helped you practice patience—and maybe even become more patient? Why are those experiences so powerful?

Thanks for praying for our students and our ministry. Have an amazing week!


Youth, Church