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.
Praying and Deciding
In Sunday School your children heard the story of Jesus and the Twelve and how the remaining 11 had to make an important decision in the selection of the new apostle, Mattheius to replace Judas when he betrayed Jesus.
Our younger kids heard the story and saw different symbols that help us remember the 12 apostles while our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders discussed how both Mattheius and Justus were both qualified for the job to replace Judas.
We talked about how praying to God might help us make decisions. Sometimes you have to choose between 2 good things (just like in the story on Sunday).
The story reminds us that prayers help when we have to make a decision. Sometimes just talking to God can help things become clearer and give us peace.
Table Talk Questions:
- Who were the 12?
- What did Judas do to betray Jesus?
- What do you think it means God “knows everyone’s heart”?
- Can you think of a time where you’ve prayed to God to help you make an important decision?