Hands-On Faith for Families Devotionals

A weekly guide to help parents raise their children with a thriving faith, from Focus on the Family

Hands-on Faith for Families– week of June 29, 2015

Theme:The Body of Christ

Finding Your Place

Play: Take turns guessing how many muscles you have in your body. Try counting your muscles and come up with a total number.

Talk: The human body has more than 600 muscles! Some muscles are large and some are very small, but they all work together to help you get things accomplished. As they work together, you grow stronger.

It’s also like this with God’s family. You need others. Ephesians 4:15-16 says: “Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Just as each muscle has a unique function in the body, so each one of us has a unique place in the body of Christ. St. Paul writes: “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12). You have special gifts and abilities you can use to support others and help the body of Christ grow.

Pray: Thank God for the gifts He’s given you. Pray that you will use them to help others.

Janine Petry

www.thrivingfamily.com

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