Grace Time for January 24

Read + Respond 

Read Along With Us!

We are working on a chronological reading of The Jesus Storybook Bible.  This week read “Washed with tears” and remind your children of God’s big love for us.  Read the scripture from today’s sermon and then connect it to this story by comparing the way Jesus treated the woman to the way God calls us to treat immigrants and other groups affected by social injustice. .


RESPONSE THROUGH PLAY

Create an obstacle course for your family and take turns racing through it.  As the children make their way through, cheer them on and follow them along the way making a noticeably big deal of sharing your attention. 

Then send them through the course again without giving them much of your attention or words.  After both rounds have been completed, ask your children which round was more fun.  Hopefully, they will say the first and it can be a springboard to talk about how your love and encouragement made it more fun and maybe even easier.

Remind your children that God call us to love all his people. Talk as a family about who you could pray for and or serve this week to show the love of Christ in our community.