Monday, March 2, 2015

Jesus' Questions: Day 9

I'm trying something new this Lent. My goal is to find a simple way to talk about living our faith with my children on a daily basis, outside of our (more) formal studies of Scripture and Catechism. This series is based on the questions Jesus asks within the Gospel of Matthew. I am brainstorming here some ways to discuss these passages with each of my children and am sharing with you in hopes that you and your children might be blessed by daily faith sharing. If you try this with your children, I would love to hear about your conversations in the comments!
At that, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, "Why do you harbor evil thoughts?" Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? ~ Matthew 9:3-5
Focus ~ The scribes did not understand or believe that Jesus was both God and man. It is a difficult thing to believe. They doubted His ability to forgive another's sins, and He asks them why. Why do we doubt? It is human nature to question things, and this is how we learn.

Littles ~ What is a sin? Does God forgive all sins, no matter what?

Middles ~ What things did Jesus do that prove He was God? What things did Jesus do that prove He was man?

Bigs ~ When you have doubted God's power, what things helped you to believe again?

Moms ~ Share about a time in your life when you doubted God's power or tell a true story you have heard about someone believing in God's miraculous power.

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