- Water bottle
Grab a water bottle and while the children are watching, add a tablespoon of dirt to it. Ask, Would you like a drink of this water? Why or why not?
Christians are called to be pure, to be holy. What does it mean to be pure? (clean; not contaminated; not polluted; etc.)
David prayed after he sinned, “Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10).
We want to keep out the wrong thoughts that can pollute our minds. Wrong ideas, pictures, TV shows, and movies, things that stir up our sinful desires can pollute our minds.
Read God’s truth in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8.
Parents, the average age that boys first see pornography is between 8 and 11 (www.focusonthefamily.com).
Say Psalm 51:10 as a bedtime prayer this week.
Item Needed: Bible
Read Psalm 19:14 together as a family.
Ask the children to think up motions for the words of the verse.
What was David’s prayer? (that his thoughts and words would be acceptable to God)
What did it mean for his thoughts and words to be acceptable to God? (that they would please God, that God would find them suitable or good, etc.)
David wanted to please God not only with his words, but also his thoughts. Right thoughts about God will draw us to love Him which will result in right words and actions. Wrong thoughts will lead us away from loving God.
Gotta Have Light!
- Age-appropriate puzzle
Turn the lights off and instruct the children to put the puzzle together. Make sure the room is very dark.
Read John 8:12 together as a family. Instruct the children to put the puzzle together with the lights on this time.
Talk with the children about putting the puzzle together both with and without the lights. Remind them that Jesus is the Light of the World and that He helps us follow His instructions in the Bible and gives us the power to control our thoughts.
Close your time together in prayer, asking God to help you think like His Son, Jesus.