Hands-on Faith for Families– week of 3/4/13

God Is Kind 

Romans 11:22

Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.

Talking to God

Ask God to help you notice the ways He is kind to you and to others.

Diving In

Fill a bowl with a bag of your family's favorite small treats. As a family, take turns sharing ways God has been kind to you today. Enjoy a piece of candy for each example given.

Going Deeper

God's kindness can be personal, meant especially for one person. David experienced God's kindness, and he praised God for it, saying, "He reached down from on high and took hold of me" (Psalms 18:16). God's kindness may also affect many people in a particular way. God shows His kindness through the ongoing provision described in Acts 14:17  "He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons." God's kindness is part of His nature. It's easy to overlook the everyday expressions of His kindness, but as you intentionally look for them, you become more aware of God's love.

Talking to Each Other

• Talk about a time when God has been kind to you

• Why is it important to notice God's kindness?

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