Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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

Family Time…Love like Jesus

Take time today to stop and tell each person in your family that you love them! This month’s family time topic from the “Sky Ranch Family Devotional: Follow the Leader” is on “Jesus brings you love and peace“ and the weekly discussion is on “Love like Jesus and loving others.“ The family time discussion will give your family the opportunity to think about how lovingly they act to each other and people outside the family. As Mom, you can direct the conversation to encourage kindness within your family and discuss constructive ways that kindness is shown by words and actions. Focus on their positive attempts and compliment each person when you notice their efforts.

This week in your family time, I would encourage you to prepare by praying for your family’s hearts. Sometimes family members are not being kind to others because they are hurting inside. Pray and ask God to reveal any hurting hearts and for God’s direction to help them heal. Pray for God to direct you as you talk about reflecting Jesus’ love to others and ask Him to give you examples of ways to live this out in your home.

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

This week we are in the 5th Topic and 23 Family Time (or page 48) of the Sky Ranch Family Devotional “Follow the Leader”…
Family Time 23:
Topic 5: Jesus brings you love and peace…Love like Jesus and loving others
Talk with God: Read… Scriptures and questions below.
Mark 12:30  and you shall  love  the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. 31  "The second is this, 'You shall  love  your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these.”
  • In Mark 12:30-31, what two things are you to love?

1 John 4:21  And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
  • In 1 John 4:21, if you love God, who else will you love?

John 15:12  "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
  • In John 15:13, if you love one another how do you show it?

Walk with God: Discuss… Jesus is clear. If you love Him, you will love others.  In scripture God’s love is a loving-kindness or desiring another’s highest good. As a family, how do you treat each other? Do you want the highest good for each other? What are ways to express love in the way Jesus asks?

Prayer suggestion…  Pray to love others as Jesus did.
Family Time 23: 
Leader Answers:
  • Love the Lord God, love your neighbor
  • Your brother
  • Love as Jesus loves and lay down your life for another
  • Discussion ideas: Our words can build up or tear down. How does your family speak to each other? Do you point out the good to each other? Are you there to cheer each other on? Do you encourage each other? Choose to see the positives and avoid pointing out the negatives. Train your family to look for, say and do the good all the time. What is good about the person to your right?
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