One way to ruin 'Super Family Bible Night' is to set my family a challenge and then have them achieving the seemingly impossible task!
- 1 tube of toothpaste
- 1 plate
- A Bible marked at Isaiah 9:6
- A Bible marked Romans 10:13
Family gathered around the table, squeezed out a big blob of toothpaste and set them a challenge: Do you think you can get all this toothpaste all back inside the tube?
I gave each family member a chance to try. Toby tried scooping it back in and then eating it. Lily wouldn't touch it, she didn't want sticky fingers. All the while Adam was concocting his own plan, and searching for a syringe. Sure enough when his turn came around he was able to get all of the toothpaste back into the tube. A seemingly impossible task he achieved in a few seconds. Grrr... that put a hiccup in my plans.
|Adam puts toothpaste back into the tube|
Is it possible to get all the toothpaste back inside? The answer should be NO but tonight our answer was YES!!!
The analogy was supposed to go like this...The toothpaste is kind of like your words. Once something comes out of your mouth you can’t take it back. So if you don’t mean it, or you don’t plan to follow through with it, don’t say it. Every word you say should be as trustworthy as a promise.
Next to ask—Did God ever make promises? (Yes, the Bible is full of promises) and can you name a promise that God made? Lily shared her thoughts on God's promise for Australia, check out her video. Lily also shared a what she learnt in Kids church this week that God promises to throw our sins to the bottom of the ocean. Toby shared about the promise God made to Moses about freeing the Israelites from Pharaoh
God also promised that a Savior would be born.
Read Isaiah 9:6
This is talking about Jesus. God sent Jesus to be the
Savior of the world, for us to love and accept him as the big boss (using my kids language so they get it).
Read Romans 10:13
The best thing anyone can ever do with their mouth is to pray and give their lives to Jesus.
Tonight we used a great website for family devotions. http://threethirtyministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Week-8-Toothpaste-Squeeze.pdf
Would love to hear your comments on your family devotions.