Tools for Parents: September 2019

September 7, “A Closer Look”

Lesson 8: Using the Gifts God’s Given Us

After losing all confidence in her ability to do anything well, Staci is given a mysterious gift that just may change the way she thinks of herself forever.

All good gifts

David Carl writes, “Each of us has truly been gifted by God. What may come as a surprise to many is that He didn’t give us these gifts to use just for ourselves. This misunderstanding creates confusion and disillusionment in the whole area of gifts. If we use them only for our glory, things tend to go wrong—sometimes very wrong.” Director’s Notes.

Read about the valuable gifts God gives in this week’s Director’s Notes.

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September 14, “God with the Wind”

Lesson 9: Knowing God by His Creation

Wally Wickett, a new friend, thinks you can’t believe in something you can’t see . . . including God! But on a campout on Wild Mountain with Paw Paw Chuck and The Club, Wally sees first-hand that some things may be invisible but very real.

Science and truth

David Carl writes, “As Christians, we never have to shy away from the facts. We have truth on our side. We have answers to the questions of science, if only we are prepared. Science will never disprove any truth.”

Read about how God uses His creation to reveal Himself in this week’s Director’s Notes.

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September 21, “The Lighthouse”

Lesson 10: Our Conscience Is from God

C.J. has a job! He is filling in for the injured keeper of the lighthouse. But if he doesn’t start taking it more seriously, a ship full of sailors might not make it to port—ever!

Here’s some really bad advice

Have you ever gotten bad advice—just really rotten guidance that sounded great at first but led to you making a mess of things? Did you stop taking tips from that “advisor”? There are those out there who suggest that we shouldn’t pay taxes in order to lodge a protest against governmental waste. Now that’s just plain bad advice, yet there are those who follow it.

This week’s Director’s Notes reveal the identity of an advisor who wants to destroy us but keeps us coming back for more!

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September 28, “A Race against Time”

Lesson 11: Putting Others First

C.J. and Staci have to finish an important list of errands for Paw Paw Chuck, but they find themselves delayed and falling further behind at every turn. Just when they are within sight of their deadline, they find an injured skunk in need of help. Will they risk disappointing Paw Paw Chuck to help someone in need?

People matter

David Carl writes, “Souls will last forever. The Word of God will last forever. Everything else on earth will not. We are eternal beings who have immense value to God. Sadly, most of the time we view people as mere tools to help us achieve our goals or as obstacles between us and our objectives.”

Read why people matter to God in this week’s Director’s Notes.

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