Following Jesus: Be Brave

What Jesus Taught

Jesus taught that we sometimes have to be brave to follow Him. He said that people might say bad things about us or not want to be around us when we follow Him. But He said we should even be happy when that happens because we will be blessed for following Him! You can read what Jesus said about this in Luke 6:22–23.

Following Jesus Today

A lot of people in my class were taking the Lord’s name in vain. During a class meeting, I asked everyone to stop doing that. It took a lot of courage for me to do that. Some people still take the Lord’s name in vain, but I know the Lord is happy with me.

Maren W., age 8, Arizona, USA

One day I was playing with my friend, and he wanted to watch a movie that I didn’t think we should watch. I called my parents to ask, but no one was home. We did not watch the movie. I feel good when I choose the right.

Tyler K., age 7, Utah, USA

This Month’s Challenges

  • Stand up for someone who is being bullied or left out.

  • Turn off video games that have violence or immodesty.

  • If someone asks you to cheat or tell a lie, don’t do it.

  • I challenge myself to …