The Bible tells us about the way things in our world should be. As Christian parents raising teens trying to find their way through a world that’s broken and terribly mixed-up, we are given a responsibility to help them wade through the muck that is, by leading them into an understanding of the way things should be. In Old Testament times, God raised up prophets who were called to do just that. In today’s world, God has given our kids parents who should be doing that job. But how are we to speak prophetically into our kids’ lives? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives a great example. He used “You have heard it was said. . . but I tell you” statements. Jesus used this simple little formula as a way to issue a corrective to the faulty cultural messages people had heard, believed, and followed. Jesus confronted and exposed the cultural “you have heards” with his Word-centered “I tell yous.” Shed the light of God’s life-giving truth on cultural lies for your kids.