MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:
“The Son of Man came to look for the lost and save them.”
Like Jesus forgave Zacchaeus, Jesus loves and forgives us.
Jesus came to save sinners.
Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read it together as a family.
Who are “the lost”?
What changed about Zacchaeus when he met Jesus?
Jesus loves us, even though we are not perfect. How does that make you feel?
How can we love other people like Jesus loves us? Give an example.
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.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for loving sinners
You are full of grace
Please help me to turn from my sin and follow you
In Jesus’ name, amen
THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: SELF CONTROL
Who gives us self control?
Why is self control important?
How do we see self control in today’s bible story?