December 28 Recap & Devotional


12.28.14    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

JESUS IS COMING BACK

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

BOOK OF REVELATION

 

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:

“…Anyone who is thirsty should come. Anyone who wants to take the free gift of the water of life should do so.”

REVELATION 22:17

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like a revelation, God showed us His plan for salvation in His son, Jesus.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

Jesus will come back.

 

TABLE TALK: 

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

What is the “free gift of the water of life?” Who are the “thirsty?”

How does it feel to know that forgiveness from Jesus is free? 

If forgiveness is free, does that mean we can sin as much as we want? (See Romans 6:1-2)

How can we please Jesus with our life? 

 

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 this time to celebrate Jesus

You are a great God who deserves to be worshipped and celebrated

Please help me to put you first in my life

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS: JESUS’ BIRTH

Why do we give people gifts? 

Why did God give us the gift of Jesus? (See John 3:16)