Hands-on Faith for Families– week of September 14, 2015
Theme: Living Truth
The Company You Keep
Play: Take turns creating an outrageous scenario about choices, using “What if” questions: What if elephants chose to live in the ocean? What if all dogs decided to start walking backward? Have fun answering what might happen in each situation. To finish the game, ask your kids, “What if all your friends started wearing green shirts with purple stripes? Do you think you'd want to wear shirts like that, too?”
Talk: Most of us like to fit in with our friends. When we spend time with people, they can influence what we do or who we become because we often start to talk and behave like them — whether we want to or not. The Bible says, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’ ” (1 Corinthians 15:33). We should choose friends who will encourage us to become more like Jesus. How can we know whether someone is a good or bad influence on us?
Pray: Ask that God would give you the wisdom to know how to choose good friends.
— Jill Waltz