If you’ve ever been at a loss for how to spark dinner table conversation with your kids, I want to offer a little help. All this week I’m sharing provocative quotes that can spark conversations about the Christian faith and things that really matter. Here’s a quote worth discussing from the great theologian, John Stott: “Whenever a work of God is prospering, we can expect opposition to arise.” Because we live in a world where the forces of darkness are battling the forces of light, those of us who are endeavoring to follow Jesus will inevitably run into opposition that’s intended to weaken us, make us doubt, trip us up, and ultimately convince us to forsake our faith. Brainstorm with your kids on what shape this spiritual opposition might take. Share your own experiences with doubt and difficulty. Then, offer advice on how to prepare for spiritual difficulties. Finally, read God’s word together regularly. Immersing our kids in the truth prepares them to follow Jesus.