Glad you made it. In February we’re going to be finishing up our “You Heard It” series from Matthew 5 and starting Matthew 6 with “Rewards.” A couple times a year we like to mix things up, usually when we change a series. Instead of a regular Blast and Ignite format, we have a worship night. Our first worship night will be February 24th. Everyone meets upstairs for the whole night and we’ll still have a time for games and a message. But instead of small groups we have a time for singing and other thought provoking aspects.
Here’s a quick overview of the month:
Last month I suggested that you pray for your teenager to understand and embrace what was being taught. This month my suggestion is that you encourage what you see. Look for ways that your teenager’s life is connecting to what we’re going to be talking about in February. Obviously it'll help if you're familiar with the passages listed above. (You don't mind a little extra reading, do you?) When you do see something that lines up with Jesus teaching, point it out. For the month of February, just be an encourager. Try not to focus on the times they failed or could have done better. Don’t give into the temptation to lay a guilt trip while they’re trying to decide what choice to make. Face it, nagging isn’t helping your teenager love you, Jesus, friends or anyone, more. Just encourage. I even tossed you a bone and picked the shortest month for this challenge. (Sorry, I can’t do anything about the leap year thing!) You can do this.
I’ll be praying for you and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.