October 12 Recap & Devotional


BIBLE STORY:      

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

MATTHEW 5-7

 

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:    

“So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.”

MATTHEW 28:16-20

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like the Pharisees told people how to be righteous on the outside, Jesus taught people about righteousness that comes from the inside.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

God cares about our hearts.

 

TABLE TALK: 

Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read it together as a family.

What did Jesus say to do about your enemies? How did he treat his enemies?

Is it hard to obey some of these commands? Why?

What does the bible say about worrying? Why shouldn’t we worry?

How can other people see Jesus through you? 

 

AFFIRMATION:

To affirm someone is to tell them what you know to be true about them. We can see affirmation used to uplift people in Scripture. (ex: Paul’s letters to the churches; see Philemon 1:4-7). 

 

Take this time to encourage each member of your family through affirmation. 

How do you see them becoming more like Jesus? What makes you thankful for them? Share these things with one another now as a family.

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

 

Dear God, thank you for showing me how to live like you

You are perfect and all that I need

Please make my heart more like yours

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: SELF CONTROL

What is good about having self control?

How do we grow in our self control?

How does self control relate to today’s bible story?