Hands-on Faith for Families – week of 12/24/12
Learning to Be Faithful
1 Corinthians 4:2
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
Talking to God
Thank God for His willingness to teach you how to be faithful to Him with the gifts and talents He has given you.
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.
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.
Talking to Each Other
• What did your family say you do best? Do you agree? If not, what do you think you excel at?
• How can you use this area of your life to serve God?
• How can you improve in this area?
• What can your family do to help you become better at doing this?
From Focus on the Family's Thrivingfamily.com. ©  [Janine Petry]. Used by permission.