January 8 Recap & Devotional


01.08.17    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

THE FALL

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

GENESIS 2-3

 

KEY VERSE:  

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. - GENESIS 1:27

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Jesus was sent by God to rescue us from sin.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve.

 

TABLE TALK:

Open your bibles to today’s passage. Review the story together.

  • What is a consequence? Can you think of a time you did something that had a consequence?
  • Are consequences good, bad, or sometimes both? Explain what you think! 
  • What is sin?  (“to fall short,” to disobey God’s law)
  • How did Adam and Eve sin? What was the consequence of their sin?
  • What does “hope” mean? Can you think of something you are hopeful for?
  • How is Jesus our hope?

 

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 from sin

You are merciful and loving

Please help me to avoid sin and be closer to You

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

MONTHLY MEMORY VERSE

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

After working together to memorize the verse, go through the following questions:

  • What do you think it means to be “in Christ”?
  • How can someone be “in Christ”? Is there something you have to do or say? (see John 3:16)