We're trying something new! Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week. We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.
Dinner Time (Deep Dive)
READ the story together. (1 Corinthians 1:10-31)
- ASK some questions about the story.
- Who were the main characters? (Paul and the Church of Corinth.)
- What are the main story beats? (There are divisions in the church about who to follow; Christ is the source of all wisdom and power; Paul reminds the church to boast in Christ.)
- What’s the main point? (Christians are joined together by faith in Jesus.)
CONNECT it to the family.
Paul was warning the church of their divisions and reminding them about the true source of wisdom and power. This is similar to when Mom and Dad warn you about making bad decisions. The good news is that God gives us grace even when we make the wrong decisions. We can be reminded just as the Church of Corinth was reminded that our true source of wisdom and strength is God.
God, we thank you for your word and we thank you for the ministry of Paul. We pray that we can be reminded of your grace and the many blessings you give to us. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Church was Divided)
- See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
- Christians are joined together by faith in Jesus.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week (do you ever make poor choices? Why do you think that is? What makes things better when you do?)
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise (God gives us grace when we make poor decisions and we can boast in Christ.)
RELATE Mom and Dad make poor decisions sometimes too; God gives us all grace; it’s God’s grace that keeps us going each day.
PRAY for them before they go to sleep.
Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)
ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today at school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.; there’s grace for them as they make mistakes, get upset or frustrated, or have trouble with friends.
PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God's love for us.
Memory Verse: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 31 - Session 2