"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Mark 12:30

In order to continue the conversation at home about praising God and learning our unit Bible verse, these resources are provided for your convenience:

  • The Unit Bible Verse (Mark 12:30) Video: Play Above
  • Family Faith Talks for each week: See Below
  • Weekly Take Home sheets: Download Below

Family Faith Talks Conversation Starters:

October 8 Family Faith Talk: How did Abraham obey God? (He moved to a new home when God told him to.) Abraham obeyed God because he loved God. We love God and can choose to obey God, too. One way to obey God is to help others. What can you do to help others today here at church? When you are at home? When you are playing with your friends?

October 15 Family Faith Talk: Why did Abraham and Lot’s helpers start to argue? (There was not enough grass for all the animals to eat or enough water for all the animals to drink.) How did Abraham stop the arguing? (Abraham gave Lot the first choice of the land he wanted to live on.) Abraham was kind when he gave Lot the first choice. We can choose to be kind to others, too. How can you be kind to a friend when you play together? (Let the friend choose the game to play. Let the other person have the first turn.)

October 22 Family Faith Talk: What did God promise Abraham and Sarah? (A baby boy.) God did what he promised. We can choose to believe that God keeps His promises. Where can we read about God’s promises? (In God’s Word, the Bible.) What are some ways we can know what the Bible says? (Listen when parents or teachers read Bible stories. Listen to and say Bible verses.)

October 29 Family Faith Talk: What did Eliezer pray for God to help him do? (Find a kind woman to be Isaac’s wife.) Eliezer had a hard job to do, so he asked God for help. We can ask God for help when we have a hard job, too. What are some other reasons to pray to God? (To tell God we love Him. To thank God for the good things He does. To ask God to help us do good.) I’m glad that we can pray to God at any time!

November 5 Family Faith Talk: How did Isaac show his love to his neighbors? (Isaac didn’t argue with them. Isaac had his helpers dig new wells.) Isaac chose to show love to his neighbors, instead of arguing with them. We can choose to show love to our neighbors, too. Who are our neighbors? (The people who live on our street. Our friends. Our family. Everyone!) What is a way you can show love to someone today?

November 12 Family Faith Talk: What did God tell Deborah to tell Barak to do? (Go fight the big army.) Deborah listened to God and obeyed Him. What are some ways you can obey what God says to do? (Share. Forgive others. Be kind.)