Wonder @ Home // June 11-17
This Week In God's Big Story
The Apostle Paul urges his readers to put aside their differences and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, live in unity.
Wonder Truth: God Brings Us Together
Scripture: Ephesians 4
Word of Wonder
Work together this week on memorizing this verse!
But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good. It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself
Galatians 5:22 (NIrV)
Wonder About It
- What is one thing you’re curious about from this week’s part of God’s big story?
- How can you live differently or respond to God with what you’re learning?
Families, use this to prompt conversations at the table, in the car, and anywhere else your family experiences life together.
- What’s something fun we could do as a family to bring us closer together?
- How can we be kind, working together to help someone—but without that person knowing who helped them?
- Can you think of someone who’s patient with you? How does it feel to be treated with patience?
- What brings us together as a family?
All-together Family Taco Night
Assemble ingredients and, as a family, wash, cook, slice, and dice them. Pray to bless the meal and then enjoy tacos and one another—with the TV and phones off. The following are typical taco ingredients. Pick those your family likes and add a few no one has tried to make it an adventure.
Sample Ingredients: Hard taco shells, ground beef, taco seasoning, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, lime juice, black olives, corn, and bell peppers.
Jobs to Share: Cooking the ground beef, mixing in taco seasoning to taste, dicing tomatoes and onions, cutting strips of bell pepper, shredding lettuce, grating cheese.
As you work together, explore how everyone is doing at school, work, and ask about hobbies, friends, sports, and clubs. Share stories. Enjoy being together. Talk about the good things that happen when God brings people together. Then, before cleaning up together, schedule the next family meal.
Family Fire Drill
As a family, practice leaving your home should a smoke alarm sound. Here are some tips and strategies for preparing for a fire alarm…
- Replace smoke alarm batteries if necessary.
- Designate someone to help each young child.
- Practice various exit routes in your home. Teach kids how to test if a door is hot by using the back of their hands.
- Emphasize that kids should not go back into a burning building to rescue a pet or possession.
- Crawl out of your home together, staying low as if there’s smoke.
- Pick a Safety Spot near your home to regroup once everyone is out of the house.
After conducting your drill, stay at your Safety Spot. Talk about how staying together after exiting your home will help your family stay safe. Pray together, thanking God for being your “Safety Spot” in life. Thank God for bringing you together with Him—and each other.