October 16 Recap & Devo


10.16.16

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

THE GOOD SAMARITAN

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

LUKE 10:25-37

 

KEY VERSE:

So when we can do good to everyone, let us do it. Let’s try even harder to do good to the family of believers. - GALATIANS 6:10

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like the Samaritan, Jesus shows compassion to all people.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

We should love our neighbors.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

 

  • Why do you think the first two men passed by without helping? What are some reasons that we choose not to help others sometimes? (ex: we’re too busy, we don’t know what to say, we don’t like them)
  • What does it mean to love your neighbor? Is it just the person who lives next door to you?
  • Why do you think it’s important to Jesus that we love one another? 
  • Read Ephesians 4:32, this month’s memory verse, out loud. How does this verse apply to today’s story?
  • What does “compassion” mean? How did the Samaritan show compassion?
  • Name some ways that you can show compassion to other people this week.

 

 

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 saving me

You are full of compassion and mercy

Please help me to love others as myself

In Jesus’s name, amen