February 7 Recap & Devotional


02.07.16    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

ABRAHAM & ISAAC

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

GENESIS 21:1-7

 

KEY VERSE:    

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

- PROVERBS 3:5-6

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like Isaac fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham, Jesus fulfilled God’s promise for a savior.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

We can trust God to keep His promises.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

 

  • What promise did God keep in this story? 
  • Can you think of any other promises God has made?
  • How do we know that we can trust God? 
  • Read today’s key verse out loud. What does it mean to “lean on your own understanding?”
  • Why do you think we should trust God, even when we don’t understand His plan?
  • Can you think of a time that you trusted God with something that was important to you? What happened?

 

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 keeping your promises

You are worthy of honor and praise

Please help me to trust in Your Word

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: FAITHFULNESS

As a family, go through the following questions…

Is faithfulness important? Why?

Can you think of an example of a time that someone was faithful to you?

How can we see God’s faithfulness in this story?