Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God's design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.We're here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.No matter who you are, what you're going through or what challenges your family may be facing, we're here to help. With practical resources - like our 1-800 Family Help line, counseling and websites – we're committed to providing trustworthy, biblical guidance and support.

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Hands-on Faith – Week of November 11, 2019

  • 2019 Nov 11

Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of November 11, 2019

Theme: Keep Helping Others

Repairing Wounds

Scripture: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)

Play: Playfully simulate a first aid situation. For example, have someone pretend to get a deep cut or break a bone. Make a plan regarding what needs to be done to help. Gather supplies and run through a couple of emergency scenarios, keeping the mood light but realistic.

Talk: Proper first aid can minimize pain and promote a quick recovery. Just as a cut on your hand needs attention so it can heal, wounds in the body of Christ also need tending. In Matthew 5:23-24, Jesus directed His followers to resolve any wrong with a fellow Christian before coming to God in prayer.

Whether you’ve accidentally hurt someone by your words or actions, or you’ve been insensitive or selfish toward another believer, God expects you to repair that wound. Giving a sincere apology is always appropriate first aid.

Pray: Ask God to show you if you have been unkind or have hurt the feelings of others. As He brings specific events to mind, ask for His forgiveness.

Karen Schmidt

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