One Sabbath (God’s special day), Jesus heals a woman who can’t stand up straight. The religious leaders get mad at Jesus for healing on the Sabbath. Jesus says that helping others on the Sabbath is the right thing to do. Jesus does what’s right—no matter what. This is a great time to talk about when if ever it is ok to break family rules.
Family Fun! Take a mystery trip to remember that Jesus knows the right thing to do, and he helps us know—and do—the right thing, too.
-Go for a family walk or drive.
-Give two people each a coin, and have them flip the coins just before arriving at each corner or intersection.
-If both coins are tails, go left, if both coins are heads, go right, if one coin is a tail and one is a head, go straight.
-Talk about how the coins showed you the right way to go. Then talk about how Jesus shows us the right thing to do: Share God’s love.
Monthly Memory Verse: “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it” (James 4:17).
This month we will be praying for Erlande at the House of Abraham Orphanage in Haiti.
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