July 19, 2014
Our latest edition of the RezKids Family Devotional Resource highlights our Family Bible Adventure! Journey with us through the Book of Acts this summer. Our Family Devotional Resources gives ideas for responding to God's Word together as a family, and divides Acts into 20 readings (2 readings a week for the 10 weeks of summer). The Family Devtional Resource & Family Bible Adventure Guide are available at the RezKids Welcome Center and online. Turn in a completed Adventure Guide by August 31 to receive a special gift.
Daniel in the Lions Den
Ponder Point: God Is the Living God
The prophet Daniel worked in the service of King Darius. Daniel was placed in charge of a group of men that did not like him. They convinced the king to make a new law that forced the people to pray to the king. Daniel loved God and prayed only to the one true God. The men knew this and told King Darius. The king had no choice but to put Daniel in the lions' den. God protected Daniel from the lions. Daniel was saved, and the living God was praised.
God Wants Everyone to Know Him
Key Verse: Philippians 1:9-11
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Story Application Questions:
Why did people call the first believers Christians? (Acts 11:26)
How did the first Christians love others? (Acts 11:29-30)
How can we love others? (Philippians 2:5-11)
How did the first Christians love others who weren't Christians? (Acts 11:20-21)
How do you think God might use you to show others His love?
Weekly Blessing: May you know that God is love. May God's Spirit use you to show God's love to others.