September 28 Recap & Devotional


BIBLE STORY:  

JESUS WASHES THE DISCIPLES’ FEET

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

JOHN 13:1-16

 

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:

“…But your sins were washed away. You were made holy. You were made right with God. All of that was done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

1 CORINTHIANS 6:11

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like Jesus washed the dirt off of the disciples’ feet, he washes away our sins through his death and resurrection.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

Jesus washed away all of our sins through his death on the cross.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

Why didn’t Peter want Jesus to wash his feet at first?

Can you imagine a king or a president washing your feet? How would you feel? Peter was shocked because Jesus, the God of the universe, wanted to wash his dirty feet! Jesus set an example for us that it is important to serve others.

Talk about a time you did something nice for someone else. How did it feel?

 

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 taking away my sins

You are perfect and humble

Please help me to live with the attitude of a servant

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GENTLENESS

How do we see gentleness in today’s story?