(Matthew 20:25-28, Luke 16:15)
The Situation: Kids wonder, “When I grow up, can I be like him (or her)?“ Television and other media exalt sports stars, super-models, and Hollywood celebrities. Nearly every child today idolizes these heroes and wants to emulate the rich and famous.
The Solution: Jesus could have established a cult-following. He could have basked in His popularity and His power. But Christ’s mission transcended the lures of wealth or status. The greatest people in God’s kingdom are those
who serve others. In fact, God detests what the world values! We must ensure that our kids set their eyes on eternal ends, not on earthly idols.
What You Can Do: Know who your child’s heroes are. Evaluate the values that he or she esteems. Carefully Filter your child’s experiences. Surround him or her with people who mirror godly traits and Christlike attitudes. Kids will look up to the people you admire and respect. Choose role-models who
will contribute to your child’s spiritual growth and support your Christian values.
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