i can make a difference like Noah
Think about it—Day 1
God used Noah not because he was at the right place, at the right time, but because he walked faithfully with God (for 600 YEARS!) If God wanted to use you today for something great, could He? What does it look like to walk faithfully? Choose today begin to walk faithfully with God because HE does what to use you, TODAY!
But i am just a kid……
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love,
in faith and in purity.
This week at home: Day 2
Read Genesis 6-9
Where did God find Noah? (6:8)
What are some words used to describe Noah? (6:9)
Why do you think it would be hard for Noah to live righteous?
Noah had specific directions from God. What do you think would have happened if he decided to do his own thing? (6:14-7:5)
This week at home: Day 3
Read Hebrews 11:1-2, 7
How would you explain what faith is?
Why did it take faith for Noah to build the ark?
What do you have faith for?
Draw a picture of what you think the ark looked like.
Act on it! Noah made a difference. Do something THIS week to make a difference in someone’s life. Even little things can make a big difference. Here are some ideas, but come up with some on your own, too!
For the Parents: Find a way this week to make a difference as a family. Maybe it is blessing a stranger, or bringing a meal to someone in need. Find a need and fill it TOGETHER! When you have, tell us about it. Go to the New Generations or Generation i facebook page, or send an email. We want to hear how God is using your family!
Family Fun Devotions
Temptation: Resist the devil
Play charades together. Act out something (without talking) and see who can guess correctly. If the actor talks (or makes noises) during their acting time, their turn is over and they lose a point. Keep track of points to see who is the best actor and the best guesser. After everyone gets a few chances to play ask everyone if it was easy to not talk. Were they tempted to say something when it was their turn to act? We are easily and often tempted. Temptation is not wrong, it is when we act on that temptation that it is wrong.
Read Matthew 4:1-11 together.
This is the story about the devil tempting Jesus. Even though the devil was quoting the Bible, he was twisting the words and trying to trick Jesus. Jesus did not give in, and he quoted Bible verses back to the devil (Psalm 119:11). Finally, because Jesus was resisting the temptation, the devil left (James 4:7).
Think about it—When you think of wrestling, sometime we think of the great big guys with lots of muscles. Did you know that there are smaller wrestlers also? And one key characteristic of wrestlers, no matter what their size, is they never give up, and they keep fighting until they can’t fight any more.
Pray and never give up……
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give hanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
This Family Devotional Guide is intended to be done together, as a family. Take some time this week together as a family to see what the Bible says about praying.
Read 1 Kings 18:41-46
What was Elijah doing?
How many times did he send his servant to look?
What was Elijah praying for?
What do you think would have happened if Elijah would have given up praying?
Read Luke 18:1-8
What did the widow keep doing?
What is the message of this parable?
What are some things that you pray about a lot?
The dictionary says being persistent means to continue, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement or something that is constantly repeated. God wants us to be persistent with out prayers.
Jacob wrestled with a man, and when he realized that man was God, he wrestled through the night. He decided he would not stop until God blessed him. God did honor Jacob’s persistence.
Sometimes praying is similar to wrestling. It is not always easy to do. But it is something we need to keep doing. The Bible is full of verses that tell us to keep praying (or pray without ceasing). God will bless and honor your prayers, but you cannot give up if He doesn't answer right away.
Take a few minutes to talk about some things you are praying for. Decide together as a family that you will continue to pray, or ‘wrestle’ with God until He blesses you.
Family Fun Night: Joshua and the Reminder Rocks
Needed: Memory game
(or a deck of cards)
Play the memory game for a while. If you are using a deck of cards, turn the cards face down. The object of the game it to turns turning over 2 cards at a time, trying to make a match. If the cards match, you get that pair. If they do not match, try to remember what the cards were and flip them back over and the next player takes their turn. Play until all the cards have been matched. (depending on the age of the kids, you can adjust the number of cards, just make sure that you use matching pairs)
Read Joshua Ch 4 together