Hands-on Faith for Families
Week of September 9, 2013

Overview:

Outwardly doing what is right is easy, but living out your faith on a daily basis can be difficult. This entails being motivated from the inside and having the courage to do what is right before God and your neighbor. In this reading plan, parents can help their children explore what it means to have a faith that is a part of every moment. It will help kids understand a little more about prayer, obedience, imitating Jesus, the fruit of our actions and sharing our faith.

Obey God

Play: Instruct your kids to shut their eyes. Then ask them to open their mouths to taste something you will give them. Notice whether your children readily follow your instructions or ask questions first.

Talk: Sometimes it can be hard to follow commands, but the Bible says those who live by faith don’t shrink back (Hebrews 10:38-39). That means when God asks us to do something, we should listen to what He is asking us to do and try our best to obey. What could you do when you find it hard to obey?

Pray: Ask God to give your children faithful, obedient hearts.

—Marcy Lytle

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