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FAITH at Home

Week of April 12, 2020

As human beings, we all are hope-based creatures. What are you and your children finding your hope in right now? As a family, work through this week's FAITH at Home and discover why Jesus is our only secure hope, one that can never be taken away.

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Passage for the Week

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
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Discussion Questions

  1. Out of the three categories (protect, prepare, predict), which do you default to in finding hope? (Parents help your children identify in which of the three areas their habits and activities provide them comfort.)
  2. Can each of you in the family identify something you put your trust and or hope in besides Jesus? Would you be willing to share with everyone what that thing is? (Examples: work, a paycheck, food, entertainment, etc.)
  3. How do you respond when the things you are hoping in do not work out as you planned? (Examples: worry, anger, bitterness, etc.)
  4. What are some changes you can make this week to begin finding greater hope and rest in Jesus? Get really practical: how can you better use your time and resources to grow in your relationship with Jesus?

Pray

Pray, asking for forgiveness for trusting and finding hope in the wrong things (things like protecting ourselves from danger, preparing for difficulties we can’t foresee and trying to predict our own futures).  

Admit in prayer that hope can’t be obtained by any of these things that we do….only by trusting in Jesus.  

Ask God to help each of you build your hope on Jesus, who nothing and no one in life can take away from you.  

Pray together to trust in Jesus! Thank Him for saving us!

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Memory Verse

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3

Family Action Steps

Family Activity

Family Bible Trivia From John 20:1-18

(Answer key below)

  1. On the first day of the week who came to the tomb early while it was dark and saw the stone taken away from the tomb?
    a.  Mary, the mother of Jesus
    b. Mary the mother of James
    c. Mary Magdalene
    d. None of the above
  2. Mary ran to tell the news that they had taken the Lord out of the tomb, and she did not know where they had laid him? Who did she tell the news to?
    a.  Matthew
    b. Mark
    c. Luke & John
    d. Simon Peter
  1. Who walked into the tomb first?
    a. The other disciple who outran Peter to the tomb
    b. Mary Magdalene
    c. Mary the Mother of Jesus
    d. Simon Peter
  1. What happened when “the other” disciple entered the tomb?
    a. He picked up the folded face cloth?
    b. He touched an angel’s wing?
    c. He laid down in Jesus’ place
    d. He saw and believed!
  1. Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. She stooped to look in the tomb and what did she see?
    a. Jesus dressed as a gardener
    b. The stone rolled into the tomb
    c. Jesus sandals on the floor
    d. Two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had lain
  1. When Mary turned she saw Jesus but did not know it was him. She thought he was a gardener and asked him:
    a. “When does the Sabbath start?”
    b. “Have you done this in remembrance of me?”
    c. “If you have carried Jesus away, where have you laid him, and I will take him away?”
    d. “Can you direct me to the road to Emmaus?”
  1. Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic:
    a. "Rabboni" which means teacher
    b. "Rabbit" which means Easter
    c. "Raphael" which means painter
    d. None of the above
  1. Jesus told her not to cling to him because he had not yet ascended to the Father. He wanted her to go to his brothers and say to them that he ascended to his father and to their father, to his God and their God. Mary went and announced to the disciples:
    a. "I’m going to Disney World!"
    b. "I have seen the Lord!"
    c. "Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!"
    d. "Our Redeemer lives."