Table Talk: Week of January 15, 2017

Whether or not your children were able to make it to Sunday school, you can still engage them in this week’s story.  Please read the summary, look up the story online, in your bible, or a children’s bible,  and begin the discussion.  Increasing your child’s biblical knowledge will be foundational in their faith development.  What a gift to provide a child.  Adults also reap the benefit of digging in deeper to these stories.

God Is Faithful

Our 3rd-5th graders engaged the text of the Epistle, Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, in which Paul tells of God’s faithfulness, and explored what it means to be called to be God’s people. God’s faithfulness is what ensures that we will be able to grow in his love and what strengthens us and prepares us to be full members of his church. Paul notes that God has enriched his people in speech and knowledge to prepare them for their role and that the testimony of Christ is strengthened among them. They have been given all of the gifts they need to help spread his word and act in accordance with his teachings.

Our younger students learned about God’s first gift to us, in the creation of the world. The faithfulness expressed by Paul does not come simply with the birth of Christ, but has been with us since the beginning. God gave us the gift of light, the oceans and the land on which we live, the plants and animals which feed and support us and he gave us life.

Table Talk Questions

  1. What are some of the gifts God has given us?
  2. How should we care for the gifts he’s given us?
  3. Why do you think God gave us these gifts?
  4. What does God want us to do with his gifts?
  5. What does it mean to be God’s people?
  6. What do you think God expects us to do in partnership with other Christians?