February 21 Recap & Devotional


02.21.16    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

JOSEPH FORGIVES

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

GENESIS 50:15-21

 

KEY VERSE:    

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32

 

 CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like Joseph, Jesus forgave those who hurt him.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to forgive one another.

 

TABLE TALK:

Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read the story out loud.

 

  • Read Genesis 50:20 together. What do you think that means?
  • How can Joseph remind us of Jesus?
  • What does it mean to forgive someone?
  • Is it easy to forgive someone? Why or why not? 
  • Talk about a time that you forgave someone, even though it was hard.
  • Why is forgiveness important? 

 

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 Your forgiveness

You are loving and merciful

Please help me to forgive others

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: FAITHFULNESS

As a family, go through the following questions…

 

What is the different between someone who is faithful and someone who is not faithful?

Why does God want us to be faithful?

How can we see faithfulness in today’s bible story?