Monday, January 21, 2013

Teach Intentionally..."Family Time…Change ", with Stacy A. Davis ~ Bible Teacher and Sky Ranch Board Member

Family Time…Change

Change can be refreshing and in scripture change is life giving. This month’s family time topic from the “Sky Ranch Family Devotional: Follow the Leader” is on “Jesus forgives and heals you“ and the weekly discussion is on “Jesus changes us and Jesus’ Kingdom.“ Often, people don’t want to think about the importance of changing into Jesus’ Kingdom and what is being implied. If you moved into God’s Kingdom, then what were you in before? Scripture explains that by default all people start out in Satan’s kingdom. God says that He has allowed Satan to rule earth and in Colossians 1:13-14 all people were in the domain of darkness. But, thanks to Jesus, you are delivered and transferred into God’s Kingdom at the point of belief! Whew! This can be a tough truth to hear but an important one! Can you imagine being stuck in the old kingdom because no one ever told you about Jesus? Take the time to talk to those you care about and explain the important choice they are making!

This week in your family time, I would encourage you to prepare by praying for your family by asking God if anyone needs more explanation on this important change that takes place when you trust Jesus.  Pray that God will give you the words to explain this life changing truth. Encourage your family to discuss this process of change so that all of their questions are answered. These truths can seem complicated; pray for God to give your family a child-like faith and for His help in understanding reconciliation.

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 4th   Topic and 20th   Family Time (or page  41) of the Sky Ranch Family Devotional “Follow the Leader”…
Family Time 20: 
Topic 4: Jesus forgives and heals you...Jesus changes us and Jesus’ Kingdom
Talk with God: Read… Scriptures and questions below.
Colossians 1:13-14   For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  
  • In Col. 1:13, once you are redeemed and forgiven, what are you transferred from?

Romans 5:10  For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
  • In Rom. 5:10, What does Jesus’ death do?

Acts 13:38  "Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,  39  and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.” 
  • In Acts 13:39, when you believe what are you freed from?

2 Corinthians 5:20  … we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled  to God.  21  He made Him who knew no sin [to be] sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
  • In 2 Cor. 5:20, when you become the righteousness of God in Jesus, what happens?
Walk with God: Discuss… Good news! You don’t have to stay stuck in Satan’s kingdom. What happens to you once you are forgiven and reconciled to God?
Prayer suggestion… Pray for God to change you.
Family Time 20: 
Leader Answers:
  • From the domain of darkness to the Kingdom of God’s Son (Jesus)
  • Reconciles us to God and saves our lives
  • All things (meaning sins)
  • You are reconciled to God
  • Discussion ideas: Reconciled to God means having peace with God because it is now right between you and Him. When you sin against God, only God can forgive your sins. So, Jesus being God in the flesh came to forgive your sins against God. If you believe that the sin debt was cancelled and salvation was accomplished on the cross, you will repent, choose to stop habitually sinning, be made right with God through Jesus and move into Jesus’ Kingdom. Do you want to be in Jesus’ Kingdom? Why?
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