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Week 12: December 17-23

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Read: Matthew 28:16-20 as a Family

Family Activity: Make a list as a family of all the things you like to talk about with family or friends. Beside that list, make a list of the people you see often that you talk with or could talk with. Remind kids that Jesus asked His disciples to tell others about Him and help them become followers of Jesus. Discuss how you might talk about Jesus with the people on your list.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What does this story teach me about God or the gospel?
  • What does this story teach me about myself?
  • Are there any commands in this story to obey? How are they for God’s glory and my good?
  • Are there any promises in this story to remember? How do they help me trust and love God?
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Week 11: December 10-16

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Read: Matthew 26:36-28:10 as a Family

Family Activity: Look at a cross on a necklace or other item found in your home. Ask kids to tell you in their own words why the cross is used as a decoration today. Remind kids that the cross is a reminder of what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross and rising again three days later. Review Matthew 26:36-28:10. We deserved to die for our sin, but Jesus died in our place so that our sins might be forgiven, and we may have new life through His power to conquer sin and death. That’s what makes Christmas: Jesus Birth all that more special. It’s the fulfillment of the promise God made!

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What does this story teach me about God or the gospel?
  • What does this story teach me about myself?
  • Are there any commands in this story to obey? How are they for God’s glory and my good?
  • Are there any promises in this story to remember? How do they help me trust and love God?
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