January 29 Recap & Devotional


01.29.17    

TODAY’S OVERVIEW: 

 

BIBLE STORY:      

THE TOWER OF BABEL

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

GENESIS 11:1-9

 

KEY VERSE:    

“For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” - LUKE 14:11

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

Like God punished the people’s pride at the Tower of Babel, Jesus taught people to be humble. 

 

BOTTOM LINE:

God wants us to honor Him.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

 

  • What is “pride?” What is “humility?”
  • How were the people in the story being prideful?
  • Is pride always a bad thing? Why or why not?
  • Was it important to Jesus to always be the first and the best? Think of a bible story to help you decide. (ex: washing the disciples’ feet, being friends with sinners)
  • Can you think of an area in your life where you should be more humble?
  • What are some ways that we can show God honor?
  • Why is it important to honor God?

 

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 teaching us how to be humble

You are a good and loving Father

Please help me to honor you with my words and actions

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 changes about us when we put our faith in Jesus?
  • What are some things that you’d like Jesus to help make new in you? (ex: be more patient, forgiving, kind, etc.)