Hands-on Faith for Families– Week of 1/21/13

Share Dare

2 Corinthians 9:11

You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Talking to God

Ask God to make you more like himself as you learn to share with others.

Diving In

Fold a piece of paper in half, making two columns. On one side, list some things

that you have a lot of — think of your toys, books and games. In the other column, list things that you only have one of — like a special toy or a favorite piece of clothing. When your lists are complete, discuss which things would be easiest to share and which would be more difficult to share.

Going Deeper

Sometimes it's easy to share — like when we have a lot of something. And

sometimes it's really hard to share — like when we only have a little or when what we have seems precious. God set the best example of sharing when He sent His Son to us — His one and only Son. "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him" (1 John 4:9). God gave us what was precious to Him — Jesus. As His children, we can show God's great love to others as we share generously.

Talking to Each Other

• Think of a time when you were asked to share with someone. Did you share?

How did you feel about your choice?

• Name something special that someone once shared with you. How did that

person's generosity make you feel?

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