Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of March 7, 2016
Theme: Jesus Gave His All for You
Lost and Found
Scripture: “This brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” (Luke 15:32).
Play: Hide a cell phone where it is difficult to find. When the family gathers, tell them the cell phone is lost and ask them to join the search. A few minutes into the search, have a family member call the phone to find it. Celebrate together when you find what was lost.
Talk: In Luke 15, Jesus told stories about lost things. He told of a shepherd leaving 99 sheep to find the one that was lost. He told of rejoicing when a widow found her lost coin. He told of a father welcoming a son who had lost his way. He helped us understand God’s sadness for His lost children.
It was painful for God when people “lost” their relationship with Him because of their sin. So He made a way for us to be forgiven and reunited with Him. He sacrificed His only Son for us. When we accept the forgiveness of our sin through this sacrifice, we are “found” and our relationship with God is restored.
Pray: Thank God for using you to do great things because He is powerful.
—Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress