The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Paul prayed for people to share Jesus.
“Set an example in what you say and how you live”
1 Timothy 4:12
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
STEP 1. GATHER!
1. Choose an action from the Right Choices list
2. Do the action to the person next to you while saying something to them from the Kind Words list.
3. Make up your own right choices and kind words.
• High Five • Hug
- I love you.
- You’re a good friend.
- I like to play with you.
STEP 2. READ THE BIBLE !
STEP 3. DISCUSSION !
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
REVIEW THE BIBLE STORY
Question Who lied about Joseph? Potiphar’s wife
Action Make a grumpy, mean face like Potiphar’s wife.
Question Who had dreams in prison? Pharaoh’s servants
Action Pretend to sleep and have a dream.
Question Who had two bad dreams? Pharaoh
Action Clap your hands because Joseph helped Pharaoh.
Question After Joseph helped Pharaoh, how did Pharaoh feel? Thankful
Action Pretend to be in charge like Joseph with your hands on your hips.
Question Who came to buy food from Joseph? Joseph’s brothers
Action Pretend to hand food to all of Joseph’s brothers.
Are you good at lots of things, or a few things, or do you feel just ordinary? Gladys Ayward was just ordinary. She was not very clever - just ordinary. She was not very rich - just ordinary. Her job wasn't special - just ordinary. She worked as a maid in a rich home, tidying and cleaning. But Gladys had an extraordinary friend - Jesus - and she wanted to go to China to tell people there all about him. But no one wanted her to go to China with them - they thought she was too ordinary - so Gladys went on her own.
With the help of her extraordinary friend Jesus, ordinary Gladys did some extraordinary things. She ran a hotel in the middle of nowhere and told Bible stories to the travellers. She worked for the government inspecting feet! While she checked their feet she told the people all about her friend Jesus. She stopped prisoners fighting in a prison.
She looked after more than a hundred children who had no one else to love them.When war came to China she kept her children safe from danger by walking with them for days and days and days across the mountains to escape the fighting. Gladys had
some extraordinary adventures! Some people thought Gladys was too ordinary - but Jesus didn't. Jesus can help his
ordinary friends like you, me and Gladys to do extraordinary things for him.
- Ask Who do you like to help?
- Pray Have kids pray for the people they like to help