Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Family Time…Belief in the Gospel

This month’s family time topic from the “Sky Ranch Family Devotional: Follow the Leader” is on “Believe in Jesus“ and the weekly discussion is on “Belief in the Gospel and the evidence.“

This week in your family time, I would encourage you to prepare by praying for your family and asking God to help your family understand believing the gospel. Pray that He will give you the words to explain it and give your family hearts that will understand through the help of the Holy Spirit.

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 7th  Topic and 33rd  Family Time (or page 65 ) of the Sky Ranch Family Devotional “Follow the Leader”…

Family Time 33:
Topic 7: Believe in Jesus…Belief in the Gospel and the evidence
Talk with God: Read… Scriptures and questions below.
Mark 1:14  …Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,  15  and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and  believe  in the gospel."
  • In Mark 1:15, what are you to believe?

1 Corinthians 15:1  Now I make known to you, brethren, the  gospel  which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,  2  by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.  3  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  4  and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,  5  and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.  6  After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time….
  • In 1 Cor. 15:1-6, what is the gospel?

1 John 3:23  (about God, the Father)  And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.
  • In 1 John 3:23, what is God’s command to you and me?

Walk with God: Discuss… We are to believe in the gospel. We are to believe in Jesus and that is who the gospel is about. But do you really understand what “the gospel” is? Do you really understand what the biblical word “believe” means?

Prayer suggestion…  Ask God to help you understand what to believe.

Family Time 33: 
Leader Answers:
  • The gospel
  • Verses 3-6 – Christ died for our sins was buried and raised (all according to the scriptures), and appeared to more than 500 people at one time and others
  • Believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ
  • Discussion ideas: Believing the gospel means believing that Jesus who is God in the flesh died on the cross for our sins according to the scriptures. He was buried, raised and appeared to many people. Belief is the same as faith. Belief means that you have accepted this idea, been convicted by it, and it causes you to change your lifestyle based on that belief. Action is the evidence of your belief. Is there evidence of your belief? How?
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