August 1/2

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Getting Ready:

You will need:
  • internet access for song and activity links;
  • Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible.

What is Faith5?

Faith5 is a simple faith practice that can be done at bedtime, after a meal, or at a special time for quiet each day. Faith5 includes five simple steps:
  • Share your highs and lows
  • Read a Bible verse or story
  • Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, or what you heard that feels important
  • Pray for one another’s highs and lows
  • Bless one another

Our Aug. 1/2 Faith5 Lesson:

Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in.
  1. Invite each member of your family to share their highs and lows for the day. You can use the words blessings and bummers instead. Someone might choose to pass or not have anything to share, and that’s ok.
  2. Read the Gospel text found in Matthew 14:22-27 on page 1090 in the Connect Bible, or read Walking on Water (Spark Story Bible pg. 294).
  3. Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, taking turns offering what you heard that relates to high/lows or what felt important.
  4. Pray for one another’s highs and lows. These words can help you get started – “Dear God, we know that having hope means that You can do something, but having faith means You will do it! Please help us be bold in our faith. Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me share the love of God, today and every day. Amen.”
  5. Bless one another. Take turns making the sign of the cross on each other’s foreheads, saying simply, “God loves you and so do I.”

Song: “I Will Not Be Afraid”

We don’t need to be afraid, because God is always with us! Enjoy this fun “throwback” VBS song with a great beat and fun motions.
I Will Not Be Afraid | Crocodile Dock Music Video | Group Publishing
Activity: Faith5 Bonus Devotion and Learning
Faith5 Mid-Week Devotion:
Follow the 5 steps above to share a mid-week devotion based on Psalm 2:7-10 (pg. 603 in the Connect Bible). This is another great text from an Old Testament book that includes something to come in the future – the birth of Jesus. Psalm 2 is considered to be a royal psalm. In other words, overall it’s a psalm about the king of Israel. In Acts 4:25 Peter says that it was David who wrote this psalm.