Today is the first 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!
One of my favorite games to play in a pinch with students, Foot Golf can be played inside or out. First, each player selects a ball (could be a soccer ball, wiffle ball, or playground ball). Then, players take turns calling out the next “hole.” A hole can be “through the kitchen doorway,” or “between the legs of dad’s chair in the dining room,” or “hit the cat.” Once the hole has been selected, players take turns kicking their ball to try to get it in the hole. You can only kick it once before it’s the next person’s turn, and you cannot stop your ball from rolling once you have kicked it. Take turns until everyone gets it through the hole, and then the next player calls out the next hole. If you are really serious you can call everything a par 3 and keep track on a notepad of all the scores.
- If we had a house fire and you could only save 3 things what would they be? What would be the most important object in the house to save?
- If you started rabidly saving your money, and didn’t spend on anything else for months in order to buy one thing, what would you buy?
Read Mark 10:17-27 together.
- Do you remember the story of Job? What is similar and what is different between Job and the rich young ruler?
- We have to give up a lot this week. School, time with friends, eating out, sports, etc. How could this be an opportunity for our family to see Jesus more clearly?
- How do objects and activities grab our hearts and take our affections away from God?
- What would it look like for our family to treasure Jesus Christ above all else?
- Jesus gave up everything. Philippians 2 says he made himself nothing. And he did that so we could have him; so we could be with him. Knowing that Jesus first shed everything for us, what steps can we take to grow our affections toward our Savior?
Today’s Family Resource for Growing Together is written by Taylor Gordon, a youth pastor in Lexington, SC.