CATALYST TALK NOTES FOR PARENTS
Wednesday – CATALYST | Doors open at 6:00pm // Catalyst begins at 6:45pm.
Catalyst is our weekly Wednesday night ministry at Community Church for students 7-12th grades. Through worship, a message, group activities and discussion, we challenge students to leave opinions behind, to invite God to lead them, and to discover in His Word what He has to say. Our goal is for students to actively engage with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit and to grow in their relationship with Him.
This month's series is "Mind Over Matter?".
Whether your student deals with a mental disorder or is facing the issues of academic pressure, low self-esteem, maintaining friendships and more, we hope this truth-packed series equips your student to "take captive every thought that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ."
TALK NOTES FOR PARENTS
- One in three teens deal with an anxiety disorder. Even David dealt with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God! Psalm 42:11 How does it feel to know that even the "greats" of the Bible dealt with anxiety and discouragement? Read Psalm 42:11 again. David was struggling with what he was feeling, but still chose to put his hope in God and to praise God. Do you ever have that choice? Why or why not?
- Fear and anxiety are not uncommon, but we have a King who was tempted in every way and understands us. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 Knowing that Jesus understands you, does that make it easier to talk with him about what you're feeling? Why or why not?