SWAT Parent Connect

September 2014

Proverbs: How to Be Wise

Title - Wisdom: The purpose of Proverbs

Scripture - Proverbs 1:1-7

Bottom Line - Wisdom equals understanding

What your child learned this week...

This Sunday the SWAT crew started a new series called Proverbs: How to Be Wise.

When preteens think of “wisdom”, the image of an old man with glasses and a mustache might pop in their heads.

It’s easy for them to miss the fact that “wisdom” is simply understanding how God wants them to live and then doing it.

Preteens need to know that being wise is something worth searching for.

Wisdom is attainable.

Why is wisdom important to preteens? Because they’re…

  • Taking the first steps to owning their relationship with God.
  • Placing relationships with peers a high priority and need help navigating those friendships.
  • Making lifestyle choices now that will affect them in the teenage years and beyond.
  • Still moldable and teachable.

If you’ve been around preteens for any amount of time…you know they could use some more wisdom

The good news is that God gives us a “how to” manual on wisdom in the book of Proverbs.

Bringing the lesson home...

For the next eight weeks, we are going to be diving in to the book of Proverbs. The purpose for this book was given in the first chapter, verse two:

"Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise."

Who wouldn't want to "understand the insights of the wise"?!?

Proverbs is divided up into 31 chapters. For the next eight weeks, as often as you can, read the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month with your child (for example: on September 23rd read the 23rd chapter of Proverbs.) Yes, some of the "words of wisdom" may seem over your child's head, but God promises that His Word never returns void, so you do the reading and connecting with your child, and leave the rest to God. :) This will be a sweet time of growing and learning with your child for everyone involved! Enjoy!

Super fun video the SWAT kids enjoyed...They made Mr. Josh and Mrs. Kim watch it twice! :)

Kids' Funny Proverbs