Set the table for a Spirit-filled legacy in your family.
What types of foods are served in your household? Are you a meat and three family or pizza in the oven and thrown-together salad family? How about the meals that were served in your childhood home? What was the scene at the dinner table? Who was present? What was the conversation about? Were you even allowed to have conversation?
Regardless what type of meals we grew up with, we must be intentional about what we are serving spiritually to our families today. Throughout the Bible, we can find lessons that guide us in leading our families and help us prepare for the spiritual warfare or “food fights” that occur along the way. What can techniques or habits can you add to family meals or to your family moments that ensure healthy spiritual choices?
Primary Scriptures: Galatians 5:16-26, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Psalm 34:8, Romans 2:4, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 5:18
- In Galatians 5, Paul is contrasting walking in the flesh vs. walking in the Spirit. What are some behaviors and attitudes you see around your dinner table and in your family that can be attributed to living in the flesh?
- What are some behaviors and attitudes that can be seen in your household that stem from the Spirit? Are there any practices your family has put into place to minimize the flesh tendencies and increase the Spirit-filled ones?
- Pastor spoke about sprinkling, stirring, and drizzling various biblical habits into our family meals and our lives in general. Read through the other scriptures listed above. What are some techniques you find in these scriptures that you can implement in your home?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Galatians 5:16-26 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.
Engaging at Faith Promise: Pastor talked about setting an example by the lives we live and the spiritual food we are serving our families. What ways do you lead your families by serving here at Faith Promise?
Engaging in Community and the World: Whether you are helping a nonprofit or attending your child’s T-ball game, how can you be God’s hands and feet? What are some ways that people can see HIS light in your family?
Also, we are doing the SERVE day across the country on July 13, 2019. Have you and your family signed up?