This Week in Motion Elementary :: Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.

July series: Honesty isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels like things might turn out better if we “bend” the truth a little bit. But what might start out feeling like a little lie can quickly become a web of deceit we can’t untangle ourselves from. When we choose truth, however, we can find the strength, peace, and freedom God wants us to enjoy. 

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Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.
Peter Denies JesusLuke 22:54-62

Peter was one of Jesus’ strongest supporters and most enthusiastic followers. But when the religious leaders took Jesus captive, he found himself lying about his closeness to Jesus. Peter’s decision to hide behind a lie weakened him, he began to lose the strength to fight for the truth, and the lies kept coming. Lies make you weak; truth makes you strong.

Family Discussion Questions:

  1. Why do you think Peter lied about knowing Jesus, even though he was one of Jesus’ strongest disciples?
  2. How do you feel when you tell the truth compared to when you tell a lie?
  3. What are some ways we can practice being honest in our daily lives? 

Engage in everyday moments together this week: 

  • Morning time: Share a time when you were really glad you told the truth about something.
  • Mealtime: Ask your kid, “In what ways can telling the truth make us strong?”
  • Drive time: While on the go, ask your kids, “When has someone been dishonest to you? How did this make you feel?”
  • Bedtime: Pray together, asking God to help you have the courage to always tell the truth — even when it’s hard.