November 27 Recap & Devo


 

11.27.16

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

ACTS 16 

 

KEY VERSE:

“So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” - MATTHEW 28:19

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like with Paul, Jesus wants to use us to spread the Gospel.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

When God gives us a mission, He will help us.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

  • Has doing the right thing ever put you in a hard situation? What happened?
  • What kinds of hard things did Paul have to go through while he was serving God? (see 2 Corinthians 11:16-33)
  • Even though it was hard, do you think Paul believed it was worth it? (see Romans 5:3-5)
  • How did God help Paul while he was in prison?
  • Can you think of another bible story where God helped people who were serving him? (ex: the Israelites and Pharaoh, Joshua at Jericho, Daniel and the lions, etc.)
  • What can you when you know that obeying God will be difficult?

 

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 helping me

You are a caring and generous God

Please help me depend on and obey You when I am in a hard situation

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS: THANKFULNESS

 

What is something that happened today that you are thankful for?

Why is it important to be thankful?

How can we see thankfulness in today’s story?