Theme: What is God’s will for us?
1.How do you know what is right? What’s better: playing sports, reading books, talking to your friends, or watching television? Which one would you choose?
2. 1 Kings 3:5-13 tells the story of Solomon. Solomon was a young man when his father King David died. One night God appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, “Solomon, ask for anything you want, and I will give it to you.” Wow! Solomon was already king of God’s nation. What could King Solomon possibly want? Solomon said, “Please make me wise and teach me the difference between right and wrong.” God was very pleased with Solomon’s request. He gave Solomon the wisdom he asked for. But he also gave Solomon riches and fame. If God asked you the same question, what would you ask for? As you listen to today’s episode, think about how Solomon’s request helped him with the all the other things God gave him.
“Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.”
In this episode, Liz and his friends know that too much television is bad, but cannot resist Cole’s new technology.
Just knowing what is right and wrong is not always enough to help you resist the world’s temptations. Romans 12:2 tells you to step back from the world’s temptations and spend time with God first. Then you will be able to more clearly see activities that do please God. Is there an activity that you need to step away from in order to see “God’s good, perfect, and pleasing will”?
Make a sign on which you write out the words of Romans 12:2. Keep it over your television set. Challenge yourself and your friends and family to think about the following questions when you sit down to watch TV or play a video game: Will this activity please God? How will this activity serve God? How will this activity serve others?