April Family Time
But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.
Week 1- Friendship
We want people to like us, and there is nothing wrong with that. However; we want to be more pleasing to God than to man.
One very important thing we said we need to be learning by the time we are 10yrs old is how to be a good friend.
Characteristics of a good friend:
Week 2-Where does love come from?
God is love. Apart from God people don’t really know love. He is love and He loved us first.
-So, what is love? 1 Corinthians 13
-The world we are surrounded by and the people we interact with, teach us what love means.
-Take some time this week to point out actions in your family that look like love…Giving a hug, saying I love you, helping with the dishes; without being asked, being quick to forgive, encouraging and affirming words…
Week 3-Do you struggle with loving some people?
-people that have hurt you
-people that are rude, disrespectful
-people that are just difficult to be around or get along with
Who exactly are we supposed to love?
The Holy Spirit gives us the ability to love everyone.
He gives us power to walk in love everywhere we go.
Ask God every day to help you walk in love and show His love in your world.
Week 4-Who wants to be happy?
Being happy results in large part from the way we live our lives each day.
3 Qualities of Happy People:
-Happy people like themselves
-Happy people are hope-filled
-Happy people are grateful
Take some time to think about how you react when you don’t get what you want. A great way to guage your attitude is to see how you react to things not going your way. Do you realease and trust God or do you get negative, stressed, worried, unhappy. When we live grateful lives, fully trusting in the Lord, we live a happy, joy-filled life.
Happiness- the sense that life is good, meaningful and satisfying.
Take a verse each day and meditate on it as a family.
Day 1- Romans 15:13
Day 2- Psalm 5:11
Day 3- Galatians 5:22-23
Day 4- Psalm 16:11
Day 5- Proverbs 15:13
Day 6- Proverbs 17:22
Day 7- 2 Corinthians 9:7