Today is the 23rd installment of 30 days of resources for your family to use to grow together. Each of our daily activities will have the following pieces:
- PLAY TOGETHER: An opportunity to have fun and do something together instead of watching Netflix.
- TALK TOGETHER: Around the dinner table or just two of you sitting on the back porch, take turns asking these questions to learn more about the other.
- ORIENT TOGETHER: In time of need we have an opportunity to renew our vision for Jesus, and pray for His work in our life and world.
We hope these resources are helpful to you as a family. Feel free to share with others as well!
For all you moral families out there: how about a game that involves lying and dice? 🙂 Well, this is a very fun game that increased in popularity after being featured in Pirates of the Caribbean. There are several versions you can find, but this guy does a superb job describing the game in just 60 seconds:
From Chuck Klosterman’s “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order To Decide If I Can Really Love Them”
For whatever the reason, two unauthorized movies are made about your life. The first is an independently released documentary, primarily comprised of interviews with people who know you and bootleg footage from your actual life. Critics are describing the documentary as “brutally honest and relentlessly fair.” Meanwhile, Columbia Tri-Star has produced a big-budget biopic of your life, casting major Hollywood stars as you and all your acquaintances; though the movie is based on actual events, screenwriters have taken some liberties with the facts. Critics are split on the artistic merits of this fictionalized account, but audiences love it. Which film would you be most interested in seeing?
Day 3 of 3 on Psalm 116 and the Gospel changing families
- Read Psalm 116:1-9
- How many times does the Psalmist say he will do something in response to an action of God?
- I count at least three (“I love the Lord… I will call on him…I will walk before the Lord”). Each of those is a promise of continuing action into the future BECAUSE of God’s rescue. You see, when God acts it changes people. When God saves you through the bloody sacrifice of his son Jesus you cannot help but be transformed and alter how you behave in your life.
- So how does the salvation of individual members of your family change how you relate to each other? Can you love better, invest in patience, forgive each other, pray for one another?
- More importantly, how does your relationship with God change? When you know the story of man’s rebellion and God’s love toward those who believe, it changes how you see God. Living in that story helps remind you of his grace and challenges you to live in his love in all things – including alongside your family.
- To summarize the last three days: God listens to you individually and as a family, God saves you individually and helps you as a family, and God changes you individually and grows you as a family.
Today’s Family Resource for Growing Together is written by Taylor Gordon, a youth pastor in Lexington, SC.