Monday, February 18, 2013

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

Family Time…Respond to Jesus

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 “Responding to Jesus’ love and getting to know Jesus.“

This week in your family time, I would encourage you to prepare by praying for your family and asking God to reveal if anyone struggles with loving others. Pray for God to give you the words to speak to their hearts and the ideas for leading them by example.

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  5th  Topic and 24th  Family Time (or page 49 ) of the Sky Ranch Family Devotional “Follow the Leader”…
Family Time 24:
Topic 5: Jesus brings you love and peace…Respond to Jesus’ love and getting to know Jesus
Talk with God: Read… Scriptures and questions below.
1 John 4:19  We love, because He first loved us.
  • In 1 John 4:19, why do you love?

John 15:9  (Jesus is speaking) "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love…”
  • In  John 15:9, what does Jesus tell you to do?

John 14:15  "If you love Me, you will keep My commandment.”
Ephesians 5:2  and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you…
  • In both John 14:15 and Eph. 5:2, if you love Jesus, what will you do?

John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will  love  him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.”
  • In John 14:23, if you love Jesus what will you do?
  • In John 14:23, how will Jesus and the Father respond?

Walk with God: Discuss… 1 John 4:16 tells us that God is love…and you and I are able to love because God loved us. Jesus tells us that your love for Him will be evident if you keep His commandments, walk in love and keep His Word. Just like anyone that you love, you will want to know what Jesus has to say and respect Him. Do you know His Word well enough to keep it? What can you do to get to know Jesus better?

Prayer suggestion… Pray for God to help you love Jesus.

Family Time 24: 
Leader Answers:
  • Because He loved us 
  • Abide in His love
  • Keep His commandments, walk in love
  • Keep His word
  • They will live within you (make their abode)
  • Discussion ideas: Abiding is the key to your relationship with Jesus. Jesus through His Holy Spirit helps you abide in Him. God’s Spirit gives you a desire to want to know Jesus’ Word.  How can you really know someone if you don’t listen to what they say? As a family, share how you get to know a new friend. Isn’t that how you get to know Jesus better, too? Commit to spend time with Jesus. Let each family member share something good that has happened to them recently. What can you share that is good about Jesus?
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