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Seven Last Words week1 KNOW

Hi and welcome to Week One!! If you are just visiting, you can find more info about this online group on our last post. If you decide you would like to join this online group text me or send an email to kidsandfamilies@htumc.org and I will send you the coloring sheets and a reminder when next week’s video releases.  If you would rather pick up a printed copy of the coloring sheets, let me know and I will help with that. Now, let’s begin.  

 Discussion Questions

You can add your thoughts in the comments below, or send them to me (Lynnette) at kidsandfamilies@htumc.org. The first time you comment, it won’t appear right away but I will let you know when they post. 

  • Who has spoken words of grace or forgiveness to you?
  • What are some of the kindest words you know?
Going Deeper
  • Can you share a story about a time you didn’t fully understand what you were doing–and it turned out well?
  • Can you share a story about a time you didn’t fully understand what you were doing–and it DIDN’T turn out well?
  • Imagine you encounter someone who has upset or angered or saddened you. If you think, ‘maybe they didn’t know,’ instead of ‘how could they have?…’ what possibilities open up?


  1. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    If someone says or does something that upsets you try to find out if something is bothering them. It may give you an opportunity to be a friend and show the love that Jesus wants us to share with each other. And you may make a new friend that will be there for you when you are having a bad day.

    One time in high school speech class I was not prepared and of course the teacher called on me to go first. I told her I hadn’t done my homework and would not be able to give my speech. She told me it would be better to go up and say anything than to not try and get an F. So as I walked (slowly) up to the front I decided on a topic and just spoke from my heart. I got an A! But after that I always did my homework!

    • Lynnette Dobberpuhl (Author)

      Oh, Connie! High school is so full of opportunities to risk trying when you are unprepared. Your teacher encouraging you, and then it turning out well are two examples of grace (as they say, mercy is when you don’t get something bad you deserve, grace is when you get something good you don’t deserve). And your advice to be kind to others who have upset because you don’t know what THEY are struggling with is very good. Great Bible verse, too! [3 candies + 1 more for contacting me with feedback on the video]

  2. My third year of college I decided to live off-campus in an apartment by myself. It was the first time I was ever completely on my own (and the only time actually.) It was probably one of the most difficult things I have ever done but also one of the most rewarding times of my life. I didn’t KNOW in the beginning how much I would grow and mature that year. I learned true independence and that I could fully depend on myself (well – I was living in a converted church which brought me comfort knowing I was never really alone – God was definitely there with me.)

    • Lynnette Dobberpuhl (Author)

      This is a great example of a really big unknown playing out well! I am curious if other people lived at the church too? It could be kind of spooky by yourself.

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