September 3, 2023
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Story Focus: We kick off this series in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, where Solomon wrote, “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Solomon went on to explain that—like a three-strand cord—we are stronger when we work together as friends. It’s important that we have the right sort of people around us to build us up and help us make wise choices.
Bottom Line: Choose your friends carefully. God has designed relationships to help make life easier. As kids become more aware of how their friends influence them, it’s important for them to know how to choose good friends. We pray that kids will find friends who encourage them and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Key Question: What makes someone a good friend? There’s the old adage: if you want a good friend, you should be a good friend. As preteens are definitely more aware of friends and friend groups, it’s important for them to explore how they can personally show friendship to others. We hope they become people who help point their friends to Jesus.