March 19 Recap & Devotional


03.19.17

TODAY’S OVERVIEW:

 

BIBLE STORY:      

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

BIBLE PASSAGE:

EXODUS 20

 

KEY VERSE:    

You shall have no other gods before me. - EXODUS 20:3

 

CHRIST CONNECTION:

The Ten Commandments reveal our need to be saved from sin.

 

BOTTOM LINE:

God wants people to be holy.

 

TABLE TALK:

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

 

  • What does “holy” mean? Can a person be holy?
  • How many commandments did God give the people? Can you name them all?
  • Can we keep all the Ten Commandments all the time? (No) What does that teach us about ourselves?
  • Why was Jesus’ death on the cross important?
  • How do you feel when you think about what Jesus did for you? Excited? Surprised? Confused? Talk about it!
  • How can you show you are thankful for what Jesus did for you?

 

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 gift salvation

You are a wonderful, loving Father

Please help me to joyfully obey

In Jesus’ name, amen

 

MONTHLY MEMORY 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

 

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

  • Can you be close friends with someone if you don’t trust them? How is that like a relationship with God?
  • What are some things that you can ask God to help you with today?