Family Dinners

Family dinners are short devotions that you can share around your dinner table at home. Come back here every week for new devotions that you can use to encourage your family to follow the way of Christ.

Family Dinner: November 27th – December 3rd

LIFE Skill: Gentleness

Open your Bibles to Matthew chapter 11 and read verses 28-30 together.

Jesus, Almighty and powerful, flips the cultural norm of toughness upside down as He is the most gentle, humble and loving man to ever step foot on the earth.

Discuss the following questions together as a family.

  1. How did Jesus display gentleness?
  2. Why do you think that in our world today, gentleness is often perceived as a sign of weakness?
  3. How has God been gentle with you?

Practical: Through prayer, surrender to God what He has asked you to let go of and trust Him for gentle rest.

Family Dinner: November 20th – 26th

LIFE Skill: Faithfulness

Open your bibles to 2 Timothy chapter 2 and read verse 13 together.

God never changes and His character of WHO He is never changes because of what we do or don’t do, even when we choose something or someone instead of Him. He unconditionally loves us despite our performance. Jesus is forever faithful to His children!

Discuss the following questions together as a family.

  1. What does it mean for someone to be faithful?
  2. Since we know that God is faithful, even when we are not, what are ways we can be more faithful to God?
  3. How has God been faithful to you?

Practical: Invite another family over for Thanksgiving dinner this week and discuss God’s faithfulness together.

Family Dinner: November 13th – 19th

LIFE Skill: Goodness

Open your Bibles to Exodus 34 and read verse 6 together.

God is good to us even to those who reject Him. We now follow Jesus, but we weren’t always following Him, and yet God pursues us because of His loving goodness towards us.

Discuss the following questions together as a family.

  1. How would you describe goodness?
  2. As a Christian, why would it be important for us to display goodness in our lives?
  3. Share about a time that God has been good to you.

Practical: Share how God has been good to you with someone who does not know Jesus.

Family Dinner: November 6th – 12th

LIFE Skill: Kindness

Open your bibles to Titus 3 and read verses 4-6 together.

God is so kind to us, He sent His only Son to die for us and pay the price that we owed. This was not because of anything we did to earn His love, but God is kind to us because He loves us.

Discuss the following questions together as a family.

  1. Based on the scripture in Titus, how can we follow God’s example of being kind in our family, at school and at work?
  2. Can you remember a time that God was kind to you?
  3. As Christians, why should we be kind to others?

Practical: Pray, and as a family, choose 1 neighbor family and do an act of kindness for them. Don’t forget to tell them about WHY you’re doing it – because Jesus was first kind to us as He loves us!

Family Dinner: October 30th – November 5th

LIFE Skill: Longsuffering/Patience

Open your Bibles to 2 Peter chapter 3 and read verse 9 together.

God suffers long with us, which means He has an immense amount of patience with us as He unconditionally loves us. We are a stubborn and ignorant people, but He continues to pursue our hearts. It is His patient love that encourages us to repent from our sin and turn towards Jesus!

Discuss the following questions together as a family.

  1. How would you describe patience? Can you think of someone who is patient?
  2. When was a time that you were impatient?
  3. How has God been patient with you?

Practical: Share how God has been patient with you with someone at school or work.