Theme: Sometimes, the only way to overcome a problem is through sheer persistence
1. Perseverance means sticking with a task when things get difficult or when you have to wait a long time to succeed. Name someone you know who has perseverance. Why do you think they are perseverant?
2. In Luke 15:8-10, Jesus told a short parable about God’s persistence in caring for sinners. Jesus said, “…suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” God doesn’t give up and celebrates when we repent of our sins and follow him. Think about God’s persistence as you listen to today’s program.
“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”
A: Levaire thought because they were children they could not do anything to help.
A: It came from the rock climbing park outside of town.
In today’s episode, Liz and the gang learn that they need to follow God’s example and stick with good things even when life is difficult or success seems far away.
There are a lot of things that distract us from doing God’s work. But there are four spiritual disciplines that help us find our role in God’s story. You can do all four of these disciplines individually or as a group.
Choose one of the four spiritual disciplines. Then write a plan and/or create a schedule that will help you improve doing that spiritual discipline. Set some goals. Pray to God for perseverance and ask a family member to remind you and help you achieve that goal.