September 27 Recap & Devotional


09.27.15    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

BIBLE STORY:      

JESUS FEEDS FIVE THOUSAND

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

JOHN 6:1-14

 

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:    

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” - JOHN 14:6

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like Jesus provided food for the people’s physical needs, He provided for our spiritual needs by saving us from sin.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

God knows what we need.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

What is the difference between wanting something and needing something? Think of an example for both.

Read 2 Peter 1:3 together. What does it mean? Do you trust God to give you what you need?

What does “provide” mean? Can you think of an example of someone who provides something for someone else? (ex: parents provide love and protection, teachers provide knowledge, police officers provide safety, etc.)

How did Jesus provide for the people in the story?

How does God provide for 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 being a provider

You are everything I need

Please help me to be thankful for what You have done

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: LOVE

What makes it easy to love someone? What makes it hard?

Name 3 people that you love, and say why you love them.

How do we see love in today’s story?