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Year 7 & 8

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Sunday 17 October

Key Question

The Story

Use this guide to help your family learn what
God has to say about individuality

First, watch this video
Then, follow up with the fun activities below!

Bible Story

Lydia
Acts 16:13-15

Activity – You’ve Got Skills

What you need

Supplies for something your child is good at (video games, skateboarding, drawing, etc.)

What You Do

Ask your child to teach you how to do something they’re good at. If they don’t feel like they’re especially good at anything, help them figure out what they can do—even if they’re still learning. Maybe set up a regular time for the rest of the month for you to let them teach you!

Talk about the Bible Story

In our story today, what was Lydia good at? (Making fine purple cloth, helping others)
What are YOU good at? What do you want to get better at?
How can you use your skills and gifts to help others?
Explain to your child that God made them the way they are on purpose, for HIS purpose. God can use them—even now, when they’re young.
Have you ever wished you had the kind of skills other people have? What can you do to focus on and celebrate the way God made you as an individual?

Parent: Talk about a time when you were able to use the gifts God has given you to help others.

Prayer

Use this prayer as a guide, either after your discussion or right before bed tonight:

“Dear God, thank You for giving us such special and awesome gifts, and ways that we can help and serve those around us. Please help us to use those gifts this week in the way You want us to. Show us how we can use our individuality to make a difference for other people. We love You, and we pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Devotional

reinforce and reflect during the week.