Hands-On Faith for Families – Week of November 13, 2023

Theme: You Can Trust God

God’s Purpose for Things

Scripture: Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. (2 Corinthians 9:6)

Play: Think of some of the unique things God has given you. In a show-and-tell format, take turns sharing about some of the gifts you treasure. Show your favorite items and explain why they’re valuable to you.

Talk: It’s exciting to explore the things God’s given to us. It’s even more exciting when we understand that everything — even our belongings — has a purpose in God’s plan.

In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a story about three servants, each one entrusted with a valuable talent of money. Two of the servants were faithful and put their money to work for their master, using it to accomplish his purposes. And they were rewarded for their efforts when their master said, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” It’s the same for us. As we use the things God’s given us to work toward His goals, like blessing others, we’re sharing in God’s happiness.

Pray: Thank God that He has a purpose for everything He gives us.

— Janine Petry

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