Raising children is like driving on icy roads. They don’t always end up where we had hoped no matter how hard we try to steer in one direction. Jesus manifests this quality of pre-teen unpredictability. He isn’t always where his parents think he is and he doesn’t always end up quite where they thought he should be.
How much spiritual pressure should we apply to our children? When does invitation become manipulation? When does “instruction” become coercion? What do we teach them, and what do we let them discover for themselves?
The Scripture: Luke 2:41-52
Message: Forced to Believe, or Free to Search? (There may not be a manuscript for this week. We are working on it!)