Hands-on Faith for Families– week of November 26, 2018
Theme:Let Your Life Shine
Follow Jesus’ Patterns
Scripture:Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Play:Look around and find as many patterns as you can. At home you may see patterns on your floors or sofa cushions. While driving or walking, you may spot patterns on buildings or roads.
Talk:Patterns are not found only in things we see. Our behavior can also reflect patterns. When we often repeat a behavior, whether good or bad, it becomes a pattern. If we refuse to forgive those who mistreat us, for example, then we are forming a bad pattern. The Bible teaches us not to follow the bad patterns of this world (Romans 12:2). Instead we should try to follow Jesus’ pattern. He taught us how to act so that others would see that we’re trying to love like Jesus. What behaviors help others see Jesus in you?
Pray:Ask God to help you change bad patterns in your behavior to be more like Jesus.
— Naomi Cassata
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