Table Talk: Week of January 22, 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.

All God’s Family

Our 3rd-5th graders continued engaging Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. In today’s Epistle, Paul addressed the divisions that were occurring in the early church, reminding church members that we are all to work together.  The members should “be united in the same mind and the same purpose.” The children talked about what it means to argue with family or friends and explored the challenges in being part of a community and how they can work together as part of God’s family.

The younger children made posters depicting Abraham under a sky full of stars, echoing the promise of Genesis 26:4.

Our younger children learned about the beginning of God’s family, reading the story of Abraham and Sarah. They discovered that God chose Abraham and Sarah to start his family. He led them to a new land where Isaac was born and Rebekah chosen to be his bride and the mother of his children. This family has grown through the ages to become the Great Family we have today.

Table Talk Questions

  1. What does it mean that to say we are all God’s Family? What makes us a family?
  2. How does God expect us to act towards each other?
  3. Does being the member of a family mean never disagreeing? If we do disagree, how should we handle it?
  4. How might focusing on Jesus and God’s teaching help bring us together?