Whitewater Rafting — Gentle > Harsh.
Middle School and High School Bible Lesson
Have you ever been whitewater rafting? It’s a blast. You jump in a boat with your friends and make your way down a river, laughing and splashing along the way. But there’s also something terrifying that can happen—rapids. There are places in every river where something stirs up the water and if you aren’t careful, you and your friends can be headed for disaster. You don’t have to be in a boat to feel that way with your friends. Maybe this sounds familiar. Things are going fine. Everyone is happy. Then your friendship hits some rapids. There’s drama. And if we aren’t careful, sometimes our responses create more problems than before. But what else can we do? This week in bible class, middle school and high school scholars will be learning about King Solomon, the author of Proverbs, and how he showed us that we have another option when it comes to conflict with those closest to us. And while his words don’t guarantee we’ll never see rapids in our friendships, they do help us steer around them and find our way to calmer waters.
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