Family Fun Icebreaker: How do you like to show kindness?
Topic Question: What is the Right Lifestyle in God’s Community?
Today’s Big Idea: Integrity
As you spend time reading God’s Word and learning His ways, God’s Holy Spirit will work on your heart, teaching you love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. God changes you for the better. God shares in scripture that it is important to guard your heart. He says, “the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them” (Matthew 15:18 [NLT]). The integrity, or good moral character, in your heart can been seen from the words that you choose to say. If you lack integrity, that is heard in your words. Today, many people struggle with being respectful of other people. Speaking respectfully to the people closest to you, in your immediate family, for example, can be your biggest challenge. God tells you that you can either build up those in your house or tear them down (Proverb 14:1). It is a choice. If you are wise, you choose to build up those around you.