May 8 Recap & Devotional


05.08.16    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW :

 

BIBLE STORY:      

RUTH & NAOMI

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

RUTH 1-4

 

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:    

Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. - Ruth 1:16

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like Boaz redeemed Ruth, Jesus redeems us from sin.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

We are redeemed through Jesus.

 

TABLE TALK:

Ask your child to retell this Sunday’s bible story to you.

 

  • Have you heard the word “redemption” before? What do you think it means? 
  • Why would someone need to be “redeemed?”
  • How does Boaz remind us of Jesus?
  • Talk about a difficult time when Jesus comforted you. Then, talk about a time when you were able to comfort someone else who was having a difficult time. 

 

 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 redeeming me from sin

Your plans are perfect, and I receive comfort from You

Please help me to trust Your plans for my life

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

THIS MONTH’S FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: GENTLENESS

As a family, go through the following questions…

 

Name 3 other words that mean the same thing as gentle.

Can you think of a time this week when you should have been more gentle? What happened?

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