Monday, January 23, 2017

Table Talk: Five Values

This Week's Table Talk: 
Five Values


This week the Lightgliders are learning about values. At Lightglider Academy, values are defined as principles upon which we build our lives. Values help guide thoughts, decisions, and behaviors. Most every family, community and culture lives by a set of values.

Lightgliders seek to live with five values: purpose, humility, confidence, hope, and love. And these values are supported by a biblical worldview:
  • Purpose: Because God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), our lives matter. They have purpose.
  • Humility: No one is perfect; we all fall short of God's moral standard (Romans 3:23). A deep understanding of this produces a life of humility.
  • Confidence:  Knowing that God loves us and that Jesus paid for our sins at the cross despite our shortcomings generates a strong sense of confidence (Ephesians 2:8-10). We are greatly loved by the only One who matters!
  • Hope: Because the future is in God's hands and that He promises to restore the brokenness, we can always look to the future with hope believing good things are coming. When we live with hope, we give hope to others (Romans 15:13).
  • Love: With Jesus as our example, we seek to love. Such love is not a feeling. It is a choice that inspires action by putting the needs of others before our own (John 15:13). 
Just like a good seed properly nourished helps to produce a beautiful tree, good values help to produce beautiful lives.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
~Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

Meaningful Conversation Starters
  • What is a value? 
  • What are some examples of values?
  • What are our family's five core values? 
  • What are the Lightglider values? 
  • How do the Lightglider values come from a biblical worldview? 

Videos to Watch With Your Kids
These videos will be located on the front page of your child's Lightglider account this week.  

Spark Video: What is a Value?
A value is a principle upon which we build our lives. It helps guide our thoughts, our decisions, and our behaviors. Values can inspire us to do great things!

Prayer Video: The Fruit of the Spirit
Just as fruit is produced on the branches of a healthy tree, so is the fruit of the Spirit produced in people who walk with God.

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