Hands-on Faith for Families – week of April 16, 2018
Theme: Know Your Faith Story
Scripture: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us… (1 John 1:1, 2)
Play: Have your children “testify” about another family member. Ask them to list as many facts as they can about the family member in two minutes. At the end, ask them to explain why they know so much about that person.
Talk: We are able to describe people we know because we have spent time with them. Jesus’ disciples actually saw Him perform miracles, heard Him teach and touched Him after He rose from the grave (1 John 1:1-2). In fact, they lived alongside Jesus for about three years, which made them the perfect people to spread the Good News about Him. Because of these men’s testimonies, we have a record of who Jesus was and what He did when He was on earth. What are some things the disciples learned about Jesus by being able to see, hear and touch him?
Pray: Thank God for giving us the Gospels to show us a clear picture of who Jesus is.
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