January 3 Recap & Devotional


01.03.16    
TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

BIBLE STORY:      
IN THE BEGINNING

BIBLE PASSAGE:
GENESIS 1

KEY VERSE:    
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” - JOHN 1:1

CHRIST CONNECTION:
Jesus is over all of creation.

BOTTOM LINE:
God created us to worship Him.

TABLE TALK:
Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read through the different days of creation.

  • What does the word “create” make you think of?
  • Can you think of something that you have created? Maybe an art project, a science experiment, or something you built? Why did you create it? How did you feel about your creation when you were done?
  • The bible tells us that God created everything. What does that teach us about Him?
  • What are some of your favorite things that God created, and why?
  • What is special about the way God creates things? (He can make something out of nothing!)
  • Read Genesis 1:27 out loud:

“So God created human beings in his own likeness. 
He created them to be like himself. 
He created them as male and female.”

  • What do you think “likeness” means?
  • God created us to worship Him. What are some ways you worship God?


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 making me
You are creative and powerful
Please help me to use the life You gave me for Your will
In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: PEACE
As a family, go through the following questions…

What does “peace” mean? 
What are some things that are peaceful to you?
How can we see peace in today’s bible story?
 

THIS MONTH’S MEMORY VERSE:
Work together to memorize it as a family!

Romans 14:19
So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.