Hands-on Faith for Families – week of December 11, 2017
Theme: Remember God’s Blessings
Protecting What Is Precious in You
Scripture: I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to Your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey Your commands. (Psalms 119:59-60)
Play: Play a game of capture the flag. Divide into two teams, with each team having its own “flag.” (You can use any item that can be easily carried.) After both teams have found a secure location to place their flag, the game begins. The object of the game is for family members to make their way into the opposing team’s territory, grab the flag and return to their own territory without being tagged. Each team will have to work both offensively and defensively.
Talk: It’s important to have defenses in place to protect things that are precious to you. Proverbs 25:28 says, “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” The Bible teaches that developing self-control is a way to protect yourself from things that could harm you. When you practice self-control, you’re building strong walls that will keep important things safe — things like your love for God and for others.
Pray: Spend some time thanking God for the protection He provides.
— Janine Petry
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