Friday, September 21, 2012

Teach Intentionally..."Family Time…Jesus claimed to be God",with Stacy A. Davis ~ Bible Teacher and Sky Ranch Board Member

Family Time…Jesus claimed to be God

Your kids understand the super hero craze….Superman, Batman, Spiderman or what about the Avengers: Captain America, Ironman, Thor…do your kids understand who they are? But when it comes to God and His super abilities, do they look at you with a puzzled face? Do they think of Jesus having super ability? Probably not.  Even though, when Jesus was on earth, He was an actual man who really did walk on water, save people from death, appeared and disappeared, walked through walls and floated up in the sky. Hmmm…why don’t we think of Him this way? Now is your chance to help your family connect the dot and understand Jesus’ super abilities. You can even note that Jesus didn’t need a special suit or even use His fists to fight. Jesus fought with His Words instead. This month the family time topic from the “Sky Ranch Family Devotional: Follow the Leader” is on “Jesus is God“ and the weekly discussion is on “Jesus claimed to be God.“ Talk to your family about all the neat abilities Jesus had while on earth. And remind them that Jesus’ human side is still true too. Jesus still loves you, encourages you and forgives you when you say you are sorry. Jesus is still with you today through His Holy Spirit and communicates with you in your heart. He is very real today. His Words have amazing power. His Words can save lives. Sometimes words like “divine” or “deity” are difficult for kids to grasp, so it may be easier to talk about what Jesus does and they will understand. Remind them that Jesus will come back to earth someday and will come down from the sky, just like He left. Try reading Revelation 19:11-16.

In our family, we had many fun conversations about Jesus’ super abilities. The kids had a great time learning about what amazing feats Jesus did while on earth. I took them to Bible passages such as Jesus in the upper room (John 20:19-23) and the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). In John, we discussed how amazing it was that Jesus just appeared in the room, even though the doors were locked. In Luke, we read through the interesting passage that shows Jesus just disappearing. We also enjoyed sharing other stories of Jesus’ healing miracles…something you don’t see today.

This week in your family time, I would encourage you to prepare by praying for your family and asking God to reveal what your family does believe about Jesus’ super abilities. Pray that your family would accept Jesus’ claim about Himself of being God and be amazed at that awesome statement. Ask God to help you make a distinction between a very real Jesus and pretend super heroes. Pray that your family will see Jesus as so much more. Pray that your family time will be a way to honor and celebrate Jesus!

Do you have questions or need prayer for your family? Email me at
I will be praying for you! 
Stacy A. Davis
Sky Ranch Family Devotionals and
Teach Intentionally Author

This week we are in the 1st Topic and  3rd  Family Time (or page 15 ) of the Sky Ranch Devotional “Follow the Leader”…
Family Time 3:
Topic 1: Jesus is God…Jesus claimed to be God and Deity in bodily form
Talk with God: Read…Scriptures and questions below.
Mark 14:61  …Again the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed [One?]"  62  And  Jesus  said, "I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
  • In Mark 14:62, did Jesus claim to be the Christ?

John 17:5 (Jesus is speaking) "Now, Father,  glorify  Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
  • In John 17:5, did Jesus claim to have glory like God before the world existed? 

John 10:30 (Jesus is speaking)  "I and the Father are one."
  • In John 10:30, is Jesus claiming to be God? 

John 20:27 (Jesus is speaking) Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing."  28 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
  • In John 20:27, what is Jesus asking Thomas to believe?

Walk with God: Discuss…Was Jesus making the claim to be God? Why is it important for you to know what Jesus claimed about Himself?

Prayer suggestion… Pray for God’s help to know what Jesus said
Family Time 3: 
Leader Answers:
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • That Jesus is God and was brought back to life
  • Discussion ideas: It is important to know that Jesus did claim to be God when He was here. This understanding that “Jesus is Deity” is one of the beliefs that defines Christianity and separates it from all other religions. In Colossians 2:9, you are told that in Jesus Deity dwells in bodily form.  What is the meaning of Deity or divine power?
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