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SUNDAY MAY 10TH
Discuss these questions together as a family:
Who did Joel visit today?
Who also worked out with Joel?
Why do we want to be healthy? (So we can do all the things God wants us to do.)
How can we be healthy in our faith?
Read Hebrews 12:1-3 together as a family. If you have younger children who are struggling to pay attention or understand, try telling the Bible story in your own words or use the Bible Story Picture below.
We must keep our eyes on Jesus! When the writer talks about us running a race, he does not mean a 5k or a fun run. He means that life is like a race that we have to keep running, and when we keep our eyes, our focus, and our thoughts on Jesus, we won’t become so tired in the race. Ask your child to give an example of a time when someone might become really tired in life? Not just tired like they need a nap, but a time when things in his life might be really hard. (a lot of school work, arguments at home, losing a loved one, kids in class being mean) When it’s hard to keep running the race, we should focus on following Jesus. That doesn’t mean that we have to ignore our problems, though. If someone in school is being mean to you, talk to an adult about it. If something or someone is hurting you, find someone you trust and tell them. If you are sad about something, you can talk to someone about it. The writer of Hebrews also said that God will always be with you and take care of you! And that should definitely be encouraging to us!
Use the bible story picture to engage your child as you tell them the story about things to know and do