Summer Family Faith Formation – Aug 8
Join us each week as a family to celebrate the fun of summer with some of the BIG stories of the Bible!
Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all!
Start by picking a Welcome Video from Miss Karla
Share in some faith practices of worship together!
Shine a Light: In August we are celebrating water! See if you can get a candle to float on the water. Say, “Jesus is the light of the world!”
Sing Together: “This Little Light of Mine” or “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”
Make an Offering: How can you be an offering this week?
Read the Bible Together
Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age.
Watch the Holy Moly Video: The Holy Moly videos series from Spark takes the essentials of the Bible story, adds a bit of humor, and subtracts a bit of the scariness. The result is a video suitable for all ages. Enjoy today’s unique re-telling of Walking on Water.
Talk About It!
Have fun asking question for all your family members!
Whoa! Wow! I’ve been saying that a lot lately as I watch the Olympics. The athletic feats seem almost impossible or miraculous, but those are just regular people that discovered their talent and then worked really, really hard to develop their skills. (They also had a lot of help and support from family, coaches, and community.) If what those athletes can do is so amazing, try and imagine how awesome the real miracles of Jesus were!! Today we are reading the story of Jesus walking on water. This miracle is mentioned in three books of the Bible: Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52 and John 6:16-21
Dig Deeper: Why were the disciples afraid? They had seen Jesus do miracles before, why was it hard for them to believe that Jesus could walk on water? Is it hard for us to understand God’s power and plans?
Family Activity Choices
Pick activities to do together! Supplies are provided in our Monthly At-Home Kits you picked up at our drive thru events or ask to have delivered to your home.
Activity: Miracle Olympics: Make up a family race course inside or outside. Say a miracle of Jesus as you get to each location. (For example, you could time someone running to three different locations. Go touch the refrigerator and say, “Jesus fed 5000 people with one lunch!” Race to the living room, lay down on the couch and say, “Jesus healed the man who couldn’t walk!” Sprint to the bathroom, turn on the water and say, “Jesus walked on water!” (Look up the whole list of miracles and make the race as challenging as you wish! ☺
Activity: Bible Trivia contest: Try this short Bible triva game on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=copRjNujlyI
“Dear God, thank you for showing us your great power through miracles. Help us remember that your love is the greatest power of all! Amen.“
Bless Each Other
At the end of your time, give each other a special blessing to remember one of God’s promises.
Pretend to walk on water towards each other and while reaching for each other’s hands say “Always have faith in God!”