Today’s teenagers are brand managers. And they are the brand. With every selfie, every Instagram post, every tweet, they shape how they are perceived. For better or worse, they are extremely image conscious. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But what does this idea of image control have to do with being a Christ-follower? Good thing Jesus had a ton to say about this.
We’re set to spend the next four weeks studying everything Jesus had to say about the image we project to the world.
Over the course of the next month, we’ll teach our teenagers that “denying themselves” means their image is to be driven more by who God is and less by who they are; that they don’t have to hide their brokenness from God or the world; that no matter how they try and control how they are perceived, they are ultimately known by their actions; and that it’s a mistake to let their concern for their image, get in the way of their devotion to Jesus.
We’re looking forward to learning with your teenager what Jesus teaches us about image. To prepare to engage with your teenager, think about doing the following:
- Pray for your teenager and the group of friends in his or her Bible study group.
- Think about some of your struggles and victories in how you dealt with the image you projected to the world during your teen years and be ready to share those with your teenager.
- Consider leading your teenager to think of a way the two of you can show the love of Christ to others in the form of a ministry action before the series is over.
Thank you for encouraging your student to be involved in these studies., and for letting us challenge your teenager in his or her walk with Christ each week! Please pray for us and know that we are praying for you!
If we can answer any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us.
In His Grip,
Jae & Jen Heme
INspire! Krue Leaders