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15 Minute Bible Study

Fun Stuff for Individuals

      Purple is the color of Lent. Find some books in your stash with purple bindings or other decorative items and create a Lenten area on your bookshelf or a table centerpiece.

 

    Hide stars for yourself to find this week.  Cut stars out of magazines or pretty paper.  Draw stars on stiff paper and cut them out.  Imagine Abraham's delight and delight in finding your creations this week!

Fun Stuff for Families and kids

     Read the Bible passages together as a family - ask everyone - even young children to choose their favorite words.  Using this grid (or make your own - it's especially fun to play on a large scale with one post-it per letter!) help one another to fill the entire board with the words - linking them as you would a crossword puzzle or in a game of scrabble.

 

      God promised Abraham descendants numbering the stars.  Play around with sidewalk chalk or regular chalk this week.  See how many stars you can fit on a piece of black construction paper or a chalkboard at home.  Supply note: black construction paper or chalkboard and chalk

Week 6

15 Minute Bible Study

Read Philippians 2:5-11.  The “though” in vs. 6 is really misleading.  That translation makes it appear as though Jesus was acting in a way abnormal for God to act in emptying himself.  But the Greek there also means “because.”  So there is a striking double meaning here.  Jesus acts counter to our normal ways of thinking about God as powerful and in control and willing to beat people up.  But Jesus acts exactly in accordance with who God really is; exactly because Jesus was in the form of God, Jesus did what god always does and came down to save us.  Jesus is acting in character, for God, not out of character in his self-emptying death for us.

Fun Stuff for Individuals

     Take a prayer walk or drive through your neighborhood.  What around you do you want to give thanks for?  What around you needs prayer?  Make a list and pray it throughout the week - or pray on the spot!

 

     Pray along with this video.

Fun Stuff for Families and kids

     What images are part of Palm Sunday?  A colt, coats, a road, village, palm branches are some.  See the first reading for more ideas.  Play pictionary together using your list of images.  (Supply notes:  small pieces of paper, drawing paper, a hat or basket, crayons or markers)  (Directions: Place slips of paper with one image written on each in a hat.  Take turn choosing an image and drawing it while the others guess what you've drawn.) 

 

      As Jesus begins to

move very deliberately

toward the cross make

found object crosses.  

Take pictures of them

if you'd like.  

Especially for kids - v 28-40!