Winning over weeds

Getting into nature

Weed the garden together.

Discussion point: Weeds come up again and again, just as some sins do. We need to persevere in prayer for victory over temptation.

Go outside and try to dig up all the dandelions (or other weeds) in your yard, or in a nearby green belt. While you are working, talk about how persistent the weeds are in coming back. Draw a parallel with sins that are “persistent” and seem to keep coming up again and again.

Explain to your children that they need to keep coming back again and again to God, persevering in prayer, asking Him to help them overcome the temptation to ________(name a particular sin).

Have your children pray “in Jesus’ name” and assure them that Jesus has already won the victory over any sin Satan might send their way to tempt them.

Relevant Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 John 5:3-5 “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”