Family Discussion Questions:
Read through the Scripture passages as a family, then talk through the questions together.
"I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me." John 17:22-23
- What does Jesus say He wants us to be?
- Why does Jesus want us to experience "such perfect unity"?
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
- In who’s image did God create human beings?
- In what way does the world around us tell us that some people are more valuable than others?
- How do we know that all people have the same value?
If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part? 1 Corinthians 12:15-19
- Why is it important that our physical bodies have different parts that can do different things?
- What do these verses have to do with the local church?
- Why is it important for people in the church to be different and be able to do different things?
Family Ideas for Fun:
- Fall is here and it’s time for s’mores. Invite some of your neighbors to your yard to enjoy making s’mores over a fire. Use a grill if you don’t have a fire pit. Try some of these recipes for a twist on your average chocolate and marshmallow treat! As you are standing around the fire, talk about how God is often represented as fire in the Bible. See how many instances of fire you can name as a family. (Hint: pillars of fire as the Israelites traveled through the desert and the flames at Pentecost.)
- Have a crabwalk race. Set up and obstacle course outside and race each other crabwalk style.
- Make a Trinity Triangle Window hanger. Using three craft sticks, glue, ribbon and markers, make this craft to remind your family who God is. Color or paint each craft stick. When dry, use a marker to write each part of God on a different stick: God the Father, Jesus the Son and Holy Spirit the Helper. Glue each of the sticks together to form a triangle. Use a piece of ribbon to hang the Trinity Triangle in your window.
- OR choose your own fun activity.