October 30, 2016
Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.
Lord, our vision is often too small to see the vastness of your abundance. Open our clenched hands, that in so doing we might find them already full of your blessings. In Jesus’ name Amen.
Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.
Sunday: God’s Care for the Widow, 1 Kings 17:1-24
Tuesday: Elijah Ascends to Heaven and Elisha Succeeds Elijah, 2 Kings 2:1-18
Wednesday: Elisha Heals Naaman, 2 Kings 5:1-19
Thursday: Amos Prophesies Against Israel, Amos 5:18-24
Friday: Hosea Prophesies Against Israel, Hosea 2:1-13
Saturday: Micah Prophesies to Both Kingdoms, Micah 6:1-8
What is going on in the world at the time of Elijah? How is Elijah’s world like ours? How is it different?
Connect: Discuss and/or ponder the following questions.
What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
When have you accepted or offered help to someone whose skin is a different color, or who speaks a different language? What can you do to provide food or water to someone who is in need?
What have you been refraining from doing because it’s hard to trust God? What can you do to demonstrate trust in God this week?
Do: By acting on what we learn we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.
Connect with someone different from yourself this week. Ask their name, and learn a little bit about them. Pray for them daily after you’ve connected.
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