FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
Crosspoint Church, Milpitas Campus
May 19th, 2019
Sermon Topic: A Long-lasting Legacy
Note: We desire to partner with parents in helping their children grow spiritually, but we also recognize many of us feel ill-equipped to handle this responsibility. Here are some ideas for incorporating what you are learning each week into faith conversations at home. Choose what fits your family, make it a habit of sharing and praying together.
FUN FAMILY ACTIVITY:
Activity Level: Play an imitation game during family worship and devotion time. Child(ren) will copy gestures and facial expressions from a parent: 1. Point the index finger to the sky. Let the child(ren) imitate. Say, “There is only one true God. 2. Use the middle finger to point the palm of the opposite hand. Let the child(ren) imitate. Say, “God’s Son Jesus was nailed on the cross for our sins. 3. Make an expression for love: self-hug, a kiss, or a heart shape gesture. Let the child(ren) imitate. Say, “Jesus loves us so much. So daddy and mommy love Jesus alone. We will pray for you to love Jesus only.”
Spiritual Level: “Stand before me,” it means to be present before the Lord. Imagine one day we will stand before the Lord because we believe the only true God and no idols in our lives. Jehonadab’s alliance with Jehu also has a spiritual meaning of alliance with God. God recognizes Jehonadab’s alliance and appoints his descendants in the presence of Himself.
therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab, the son of Rechab shall never lack a man to stand before me.”
Jeremiah 35:19 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, You’re the only, true, triune, and faithful God. Help us to become good role models before our children. Bless the next generation to be faithful to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.