November 8 Recap & Devotional


11.08.15    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

LAZARUS

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

JOHN 11:1-43

 

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being sure of what we do not see.” - HEBREWS 11:1

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like with Lazarus, Jesus displayed His power in raising Himself from the dead.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

Jesus has power over death.

 

TABLE TALK: 

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

Why do you think Jesus waited before leaving to go see Lazarus? 

Do you think Jesus knew Lazarus was going to die? Why?

Why do you think Jesus cried? Is it okay to be sad sometimes?

What is different about Jesus’ resurrection? 

 

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 care of me

You are are powerful and know everything

Please help me to trust in your power

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS: THANKFULNESS

Name 3 things that you are thankful for.

Why is it important to be thankful?

How does thankfulness relate to today’s story?