October Faith Curriculum
Each month we focus on the practical life application of God's Word in kids' everyday lives. The Biblical Value for October is COURAGE - being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid.
The truth is, you WILL be afraid. So, the question is, when fear is present, where do you find the courage to stand up, or push through, or keep going? The Bible is filled with passages reminding us that we can and should be strong and courageous.
- Throughout the Psalms, we find that God is our refuge and strength. We can put our trust in Him because He will deliver us.
- Paul, in his letters to the churches, tells us to be anxious for nothing, to be strong in the Lord, and to remember that if God is for us nothing can stand against us.
- Jesus comforts us when He tells His disciples they have nothing to fear in this troubled world because He has overcome the world.
Our goal as parents and leaders is not to raise superheroes, but to raise everyday heroes. We want our children to grow up facing the world with a different kind of courage— courage to stand up against the bully, courage to speak out for the sake of others who may not have a voice, courage to refuse to do the wrong thing even though the crowd seems to be pushing them in that direction.
We need our children to understand, because they believe and trust in God, they have a unique source of strength and courage. There will be times when we’re going to be afraid. But we can trust in a God that is bigger than us. And put our hope in a God who is with us and is in control of every situation. Because of God, we can find the strength to be courageous, every day heroes.
Parents are encouraged to continue discussion with their student throughout the day or for additional resources click on the following blog or podcast.