Hands-on Faith for Families – week of February 1, 2016
Theme: Believing in God’s Best for You
Learning to Be Faithful
Scripture:“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:21 ESV).
Play: Choose one person, and have everyone in the family suggest a few ideas about what the person does well. Then vote on those ideas to figure out which of those things the person does best. Repeat for each person in your family.
Talk: Jesus told the story of the master who entrusted three servants with different amounts of money while he left on a trip. When the master returned, he found that one servant had doubled the money he had been given. To this servant, the master said: “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!” (Matthew 25:21). The master did not like when one of his servants buried his money. The master said that this servant had not been faithful with what he had been given. God has given you gifts and talents. He wants you to use them faithfully to serve God and others.
Pray: Thank God for His willingness to teach you how to be faithful to Him with the gifts and talents He has given you.