KING HEROD BUCKLES UNDER THE PRESSURE
Have you ever been asked to do something (or even just go along with something) that you knew was wrong? That's what happened when King Herod had John the Baptist executed even though he really didn't want to. We found out that all of us sometimes give in to peer pressure - going along with what our friends are doing even if we know it might be wrong. King Herod's story is a reminder that we are sometimes asked to make choices that we just know would be wrong - and how important it is to have the strength and the courage to say no. We prayed for the courage to make the right choices even when those around us are not.
NEXT WEEK: Ephesians 2:11-22 - We were once "far away" from God