Guard us from Temptation (Matthew 6:9-13)

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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 Lord’s Prayer together. (Matthew 6:9-13)

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • Why is the Lord’s prayer important?

  • What is temptation?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Guard us from temptation” Discuss the word temptation and its meaning. What does it mean to be tempted? Give your kids an example from your life. Ask what they might be tempted by.

  • Read Matthew 4:1-11 together. Discuss how even Jesus was tempted.

  • Discuss how temptation is not a sin. Everyone is tempted (even Jesus!). God’s concern is how we handle temptation. If give in to our temptation, we have fallen into sin. So we ask God to help us to remain strong as we run from temptation so that we might not sin.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Guard us from Temptation)

  • Are there certain temptations you face more often that others?

  • What are some ways to say ‘no’ to the temptation set before you?

  • How might we ask God to help as we face temptation each day?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gives us the strength and ability to run away from temptation.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

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.

Big Picture Question: What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.