Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sky Ranch Family Devotional…Judges, Kings, and the Promise, with Stacy A. Davis ~ Bible Teacher and Sky Ranch Board Member

Family Fun Icebreaker: What is a good memory so far? Mom and dad, what is a good memory from being a parent?

Question: Can you trust God’s Word?

Topic 4: Trust—the Holy Bible

Today’s Big Idea: Judges, Kings, and the Promise

Share with your family that throughout the Bible, God has given a picture of all the ways that He has worked with mankind to deal with sin. God allowed men to rule the people as judges and kings to show mankind that other people still can’t resolve issues with sin. People need a true rescuer, a Savior.
The questions give your family the opportunity to share about why God has taken mankind through all the events covered in this section on the Bible. To refresh your memory, your family can skim through Judges and Kings in the Bible. These books center around God allowing people to act in leadership positions to help the people control their own sin. However, the effort still failed. Even with other people to help, mankind could not stop habitually sinning. They need a true Redeemer. God devised this plan, knowing that mankind needed to go through this process in order to listen to Him. God has a purpose with all that He does. Talk about God’s plan and how it affects each of you and your future.

Talk with God: Read scriptures and questions below.

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NASB): “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of (His) government or of peace, on the throne of David and over
his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore.”
Isaiah 46:9-10 (NIV): “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”

Walk with God:

Discuss with younger kids: This section has worked through some major passages of the Bible that focus on sin. At creation, man started good, but man sinned. God has continued to work with man by starting over with Noah, writing rules down with Moses, and later giving people to judge. God knew ahead of time none of these solutions would why would He go through all that trouble?

Discuss with older kids: You have covered a great deal of material about the Bible in this section, but can you summarize God’s big picture? Why did God go to all this trouble? What is He showing you? How will this affect you personally and your future? What do you think God has planned for your future?

Prayer suggestion: Pray for God to help you see His future plans for you. 

I will be praying for you!

Stacy A. Davis, Author
Sky Ranch Family Devotionals 

© 2013 Stacy A. Davis, Inc. All rights reserved.

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