Life gets tough when we don’t know what’s expected of us. We have no way of navigating what we should and shouldn’t be doing. Thankfully, God doesn’t leave us to wander through life without any directions. He has given us a set of expectations to show us clearly which paths will take us where we need to go.

One important thing to know about God’s expectations: they can’t be faked. They have to start with serious heart transformation that only comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Micah 6:8 says, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

The message this week, will help our students to understand when we reorient our lives to think of others first, we are able to share God’s justice through our actions.

As you go through this week with your student(s), look for instances to create some dialogue based on the theme of this lesson. Consider discussing the following questions or concepts:

Read: Micah 6:8, Luke 16:10-11 & Proverbs 21:15
Ask: What are some things you think God has entrusted to you?
Ask: What do you think are the “true riches” Jesus is talking about here?
Ask: What is one injustice you see over and over in your everyday life?
Activity: Write down one way you can start acting justly. Think about something you can do within the next 24 hours!
– What are you going to do?
– When are you going to do it?
– Is there someone that can keep you accountable?

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