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January Joke #2

Q: What often falls in the winter but never gets hurt?

A: Snow

Only God can forgive sins and when He takes them away, the Bible says He makes you whiter than snow. Isaiah 1:18 says, “‘Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the LORD:
    ‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
    Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.'”

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December Joke #3

What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?

A cookie sheet.

Cookies and cookie sheet naturally go together. They’re just a perfect fit for each other.

Did you know that you were created to perfectly walk with God? But we’ve got a problem…

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Second Chances

On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played UCLA in the Rose Bowl. In that game, a man named Roy Riggles recovered a fumble for UCLA. Somehow Riggles became confused and started running 65 yards in the wrong direction. One of his own teammates finally outdistanced him and tackled him just before he scored for the opposing team. When UCLA attempted to punt, Tech blocked the kick and scored a safety, which was the ultimate margin of victory.

That strange play came in the first half, and everyone watching the game was asking the same question, “What will the coach do with Riggles in the second half?” The players filed off the field and went into the locker room and sat down on the benches and the floor—all but Riggles. He put a towel around his shoulders, sat down and put his face in his hands.

A coach usually has a great deal to say to his team during halftime, but that day Coach Price was quiet. No doubt he was trying to decide what to do with Riggles. Then the timekeeper came in and announced that there were only three minutes left till playtime. Price looked at the team and said simply, “Men, the same team that played the first half will start the second.”

The players got up and started out—all but Riggles. He didn’t budge. The coach looked back and called to him again. Still he didn’t move. Coach Price went over to where Riggles sat and said, “Roy, didn’t you hear me? The same team that played the first half will start the second.” Then Riggles looked up and said, “Coach, I can’t do it to save my life. I’ve ruined you. I’ve ruined the University of California. I’ve ruined myself. I couldn’t face that crowd in the stadium to save my life.”

The Coach said, “Riggles, get up and go on back. The game is only half over.” And Roy Riggles went back, and those Georgia Tech players will tell you that they never saw a man play football like Roy Riggles played in that second half. What a coach!*

Reflect

Read Romans 3:10-12, Romans 3:23 from your Bible.

Respond

We’ve all gone the wrong way. Sometimes these are unintentional mistakes and sometimes they are willful disobedience. But, like the coach in the story, God gives second chances.

In life, are you running the wrong way? Are you ready to turn around? Are there sins in your life that you need to turn from and from which you need to ask God’s forgiveness? How can you share God’s love and forgiveness with others?

Your thoughts?

What prayer requests do you have for yourself and others?

Remember

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”


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Hit or Miss

YOU WILL NEED:
✓Items to make something that shoots at a target. It could be a shoe you sling through the air at a hula-hoop or a chalk circle you drew on your patio. Or, a paper airplane you throw and try to get it into a trash can, or a water balloon you toss at a certain brick on your house, etc. You can be very creative with this and even play more than one style.
✓A Bible marked at Romans 6:23

GET STARTED

Let family members take turns shooting at the target, but every time they (or you) miss, say “That’s like Sin.”

When you’re finished, ask your family:

ASK—What’s sin? (Anything wrong.)

ASK—Why do you think I was saying, “That’s like Sin?”

SAY—Sin means to miss the mark or to miss the target. God is perfect and we miss the mark of God’s perfection (or holiness) every time we sin.

ASK—What are some ways we sin?

ASK—What do you think the punishment for sin is ? (Death.)

Read Romans 6:23 from your Bible.

SAY—The punishment for sin is death. This is the reason that Jesus came to earth and lived a perfect life. Then when He died on the cross, since He was perfect and didn’t deserve to die, God punished Him for all the wrong things you and I would ever do. He took the punishment for our sins so that He can forgive them if we give our lives to Him. This is the only way to be forgiven and the only way to go to heaven.

PRAY—List prayer requests below and thank Jesus for dying to make a way to take your sins away.

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Christmas Family Devotion #4

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, part  2

Provide a bite of fruit cake to each member of your family.

SAY—Just like the Egg Nog, fruit cake is a matter of taste. Some people love it, but some people think it tastes disgusting.

ASKWhat else can you think of that is disgusting? (Toilet water, Sumo wrestler sweat, body odor, etc.)

ASKDo you think lying is disgusting? 

ASKWhat about cheating?  Or stealing? Or saying bad words?

SAY—Sin is anything wrong you do and all sin is disgusting to God. Everything sin has and gives is the opposite of God.

ASKHow would you describe God? 

SAY—Sin is the opposite of God. God is love—Sin creates hate; God gives peace—Sin destroys peace; God leads you to do right—Sin makes you a slave to doing wrong; God takes care of you—Sin will always hurt you. But God loves you so much, that even though we’ve all done wrong things, He sent Jesus to die to make a way to take your sins away. That’s what Christmas is all about.

 Read John 3:16 from your Bible.

See if your child can say this verse. If not, begin saying it with them every night. This is an important verse for every student to know and understand.

This family devotion is from:

72 Family Devotions for Spiritually Training Your Kids
ON SALE for $5.99. Regular price: $9.99 USD. Nonfiction.
Featuring 72 action-packed, easy-to-lead family devotions. Set aside a night or two each week for a “special time” where you and your kids can have family fun together and learn valuable lessons from God’s Word. No advanced planning is needed. Anyone can do this. The ebook contains devotions concerning a variety of topics including salvation, fear, trust, sin, forgiveness and much more.

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