Sunday, October 23, 2016

Faithful Families Resources October 23 2016

The Lord teach you all how precious Christ is, and what a mighty and complete work He hath done for our salvation.Then, I feel confident you will use every means to bring your children to Jesus, that they may live through Him. The Lord teach you all your need of the Holy Spirit, to renew, sanctify, and quicken your souls...

The Lord grant this, and then I have a good hope that youwill indeed train up your children well, — train well for this life, and train well for the life to come; train well for earth, and train well for heaven; train them for God, for Christ, and for eternity.

~J. C. Ryle

Family Closeness
Everyone stands with their legs apart and their bodies hanging down with their hands holding their knees or ankles. While looking between your knees, walk backward. Every time you touch someone, backside to backside, make eye contact through your legs and loudly say "Quack!" Then move on till you bump someone else.

Questions for stimulating discussion in your family.
  • What do you think will be different about your life by next year?
  • What is the best costume you have ever worn?
  • If you found a $100 what would you do with it?

With your family read:  Luke 19.1-10
(for a way of explaining/talking about this reading with children look at

Questions for Discussion:
  • Why do you think Zacchaeus was so eager to see Jesus?
  • Why did the people grumble when Jesus wanted to eat with him?
  • What do you think made Zacchaeus have a change of heart?
Prayer and Celebration
Paper Towel Prayer:
Take a roll of paper towels and spend some time putting a prayer concern on each sheet. Then reroll it.Every day tear off one sheet and offer prayers for that particular concern or person. Your family might like to write prayers around the edge of the paper towel.

Family Activity
Make Dinner Together
Once a week or as a one off involve your whole family in the dinner making process. Have different members set the table, help in the preparation and making of the meal as well as in cleaning up. Make it that everyone has to stay together until the whole thing is done. Afterwards you might like to play a family game together.

(This material is based on and draws from earlier Faithful Families emails by Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning: An Unless Ideas Production.) Unless otherwise noted all material on this blog is copyright Stephen Harrison and Richard Browning

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