What Matters? Verses from our lesson today

Today in 5th grade Sunday School we started a series of lessons on the topic, “What Matters?” Our first lesson focused on whether the opinions of other people should matter to us as much as God’s opinion. These were some of the verses we read and discussed. (We actually just got to about three of these, but they all apply to the lesson and would be super to discuss at home as a family.)

Colossians 3:9-11 (The Message)

John 5:16-18 (The Message)

John 5:36-44 (New International Version)

Galatians 1:10 (New International Version)

Matthew 10:29-32 (New International Version)

Psalm 139:17-18 (New International Version)

2 Corinthians 10:12-18 (New International Version)

Our verse of the week this week, from our weekly devotional (with which we start each Sunday’s lesson, led by one of our class “shephards”) is 1 Corinthians 4:7. In the NIV it reads:

For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

We need to remember where all our gifts, talents and skills come from: Our Lord! What matters most is God’s opinion. The opinions of our family and friends matter too, and we always need to remember the power of our words. Our words can build someone up or tear someone down. God calls us to serve Him first, and remember that HIS opinion is the one which should matter the most in our lives.

Have a GREAT week!

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