Jesus teaches that our true identity is revealed in the ways we treat others. Just as God recognized and provided for the needs of the lost, His children are continuously aware of the needs of others. We are surrounded by people with real needs. We have to set aside our own self-interests, often going out of the way, to help others. This is what Jesus had done for us, and since our identity is in Him, we are to live as He does.
That Jesus will soon judge all people is a sobering thought. As followers of Jesus, it’s appropriate that we would celebrate that He’s promised us a place of honor. However, we can’t ignore that many will be sent away into eternal punishment. You may have students in your group who aren’t believers. If not, you certainly have relationships with people who are lost.
- Pray that God would help you to be mindful of the fact that He could return at any moment. As you live in anticipation of Jesus’ return, help students to understand the importance of serving and reaching the lost.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.