Hands-on Faith for Families– week of April 14, 2014

Theme: The Church

The Church as the Body of Christ

Play: Have family members extend their arms straight out to the sides. Start a timer. See how long everyone can hold this position. When one person's arms drop, the timer stops. Repeat to try and set a family record. As you do this a second or third time, encourage each other as you grow tired of holding up your arms, so you can set a new family record.

Talk: Sometimes encouragement from others can help us do things we couldn't do alone. As followers of Christ and members of His body, we are told to encourage one another(Hebrews 10:24–25). This is especially important when life gets tough. We need to take time to encourage our friends and family by sharing God’s Word with them. We can remind them that whatever happens, Jesus will help them keep going. Whom can you encourage today?

Pray: Ask God to help you become more aware of those who need encouragement.

—Christine St. Jacques

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