January 16 // Good and bad influences.

Read Genesis 3:1 out loud with your family.

 

Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.

 

Q: How can we tell if a stranger is a bad person? 

 

Parent Note: Unlike in movies, TV, and books, bad people don’t all wear black and have shifty eyes. Some bad people look like completely normal people. Eve may not have known what Satan looked like, but it’s possible that if he had shown up in the Garden of Eden looking like he normally did, she may have realized anything he suggested was probably a bad idea. Instead, he came as a serpent, something she would have been used to seeing in the garden and would not find threatening. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

 

Dear Lord, thank You for giving me choices.
I know that You will help me make the right decision.
Help me with Your Holy Spirit to see what is right and wrong in Your eyes.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.