Soul Care: Week of Family Devotion

Is your family a family of one? Or is your family a family of many? Families come in many sizes and shapes.

We love and value all of our families that make up the Rehoboth Church Family, and here are some tips for starting, restarting or reinforcing your family devotions in 2020:

1.  Try to set a specific time—Mornings work for some, evenings work for others. Whatever works for your family, stick to it.

2.  Choose a topic or book of the Bible—A plan helps, and narrative passages are especially helpful for families with children.

3.  Open the Bible, printed or digital—We are gifted with the Word of God, so cherish it by reading with your family.

4.  Make it fun—Ask questions, share illustrations, invite conversation.

5.  Apply it—So how should this passage lead my family to think, pray, and live today and tomorrow?

6.  Pray—Family devotion is a wonderful time to practice praying and to teach your family about prayer and how to pray.

7.  Point your family to Jesus—Regularly explain and apply the gospel of Jesus. Dwell on the good news of Jesus with your family.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (ESV)

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