Hands-On Faith - Week of June 22, 2015

Hands-on Faith for Families– week of June 22, 2015

Theme:The Body of Christ

Accepting Differences

Play: Play a quick game of “Who Am I?” Rather than guessing people by name, explain that you will be guessing types of personalities (shy, inquisitive, mature, goofy).

Write different personality types on slips of paper. Drop the slips in a bowl. Then have each family member draw one. Take turns acting in character as other family members ask questions to figure out the personality type you are pretending to be.

Talk: Talk with your child about how the different personalities your family acted out could complement one another. God created each of us with unique personalities, and our differences can draw us closer to one another and to God.

Jesus connected with people of all kinds. His closest friends included the passionate and sometimes short-tempered Peter, the loyal and devoted John and the pessimistic and wavering Thomas. Jesus said in Mark 3:34-35 that whoever does the will of God is His family. To be like Jesus, we must choose to accept all who make up the body of Christ. Respect for our differences has the potential to bring us together to serve Him.

Pray: Ask God to show you people in the body of Christ who are different from you. Pray that you will accept and respect them.

Karen Schmidt

www.thrivingfamily.com

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