At Holy Cross, we want to come alongside parents to help you disciple your children and fulfill God’s call to make disciples of others. Each week we provide Family Discipleship Questions that provide parents an opportunity for parents and children to engage with one another over what they heard in church so that it can be applied throughout the week. This week’s Family Discipleship Questions are from Ephesians 2:1-10.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ask the whole family: what did you like best about church today ... or what did you think was interesting?
As we focus this week on our faith at work (or wherever we live out our day-to-day lives), we are reminded that God created us “for good works.” How exciting! We are given new life in Christ and then we are invited into the adventure of ushering His Kingdom into this dark world.
This week as a family at dinnertime, take turns telling each family member how you think God is using them to do “good work” in the Kingdom.
Encourage each other by praying over each family member that God would use them in their spheres of influence to spread His love.
I wonder if there is something you would like to share with a friend from church today?