Readings & Themes
5 July - Travelling Light
2 Samuel 5:1-5,9-10
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
12 July - Dancing King
2 Samuel 6:1-5,12-19
19 July - God on the Move
2 Samuel 7:1-16
26 July - Temptation & Betrayal
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Activity: For Mark 6:1-6
Have paper and pencils or pens for everybody. Ask people to write, draw or doodle their reactions as you read Mark 6:1-6 from your usual translation and then from the Message. Then discuss the following questions:
1. What does it feel like to be rejected?
2. Why did the Nazareth people reject Jesus?
3. How, even as Christians, do we sometimes reject Jesus?
Activity for 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12-19
David & all Israel celebrated before the Lord with songs & music. Have a family time of singing your favourite hymns or songs to God.
Read 2 Samuel 7:1-16. God loves us the same as it says in v15. To remind us of this take a strip of paper, twist the strip one time & tape the 2 ends together. Take a pen and draw a line on the strip, do not lift the pen from the paper. You'll find you've made a line on both sides. Keep this magic strip to remind you that you are marked as someone God loves, & that love continues forever.
Use Ephesians 3:14-21 to pray for members of your family.