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THINK care act Faith Edition

Lesson 1

Lesson 1

Our Lives Matter

An Eternal Perspective

What we believe about God can make us, courageous or fearful, joyful or sad, spiritually energized, or drained. While God’s story is a mystery we cannot fully comprehend, He is not hiding. If we seek God with all of our heart, lean not on our own understanding and just keep doing the next right step, we discover another piece to add to the puzzle, see a new dot to connect to the other dots, and it gets easier and easier to see God’s love and grace everywhere.


The Message version of Ephesians 1:4-5  says…

Long before God laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ.

This means we are not an afterthought or an unplanned accident. Before God even created the world, He had settled on us as the focus of His love. Long, long ago God decided to invite him to be a part of his family. Yes, a family.  We were created in love to be loved as part of His family…. Forever! Long ago, He decided to save us through Christ. While He will not force us to trust Him, He does relentlessly pursue every person every day of our lives. Trusting Jesus as our Savior, we say “Yes I believe He loved the world so much that he sent his one and only Son and whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. And yes, I want to be a part of his forever family."

Our moment-by-moment decision to be our best or worst affects whether we are problem makers or solution creators. This is part of what it means to be human. Our moment-by-moment decision to lean into Jesus to be our best is what it means to live as a child of God.




  1. Complete Lesson 1 in the THINK CARE ACT Toolkit. on Password is thinkcareact. 

  2. Watch the 2 videos about Nick V below.

  3. Discuss how faith in Jesus affects how Nick views himself, the world, and his role in the world. 

  4. How could believing what the Bible says about family change how you see yourself, the world, and your role in the world?

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