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Hands-on Faith – Week of September 16, 2019

Hands-on Faith for Families – week of September 16, 2019

Theme: Work Together

Working as a Team

Scripture:There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:6-7)

Play: Turn a household task into a bucket brigade activity, passing items hand to hand to complete the chore. You can do this when loading the washer with laundry, unloading groceries from the car into the kitchen or putting away clean dishes.

Talk: Notice how quickly the work got done when everyone pitched in. Each person’s contribution was valuable. It’s easy to think that certain roles or people in the body of Christ are more important than others. Leaders who speak publicly might appear most essential, but Jesus asks each of us to play our part in the life of His church. The apostle Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 3:6-9 how he planted “seeds” of the Gospel, then another believer, Apollos, watered the seeds, and God made them grow. Both believers played a part in the process, but each of their roles was different. Can you imagine a baseball team where one player decided to stay home on game night? The team would be ineffective. God wants each of us to work together as players on His team.

Pray: Thank God that each of us has a significant part to play in the body of believers.

Karen Schmidt

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Originally published September 16, 2019.