50 Days of Family – Weekly Devotions
Week One – April 7
Guest Speaker: Floyd Dawson
Day 1 – Hug your spouse for 6 seconds, 6 times a day for 6 days. In doing this you increase the potential of expanding your love for one another. Ephesians 5:23 and 5:33.
Day 2 – Make eye contact with each family member today and smile. Share a funny story and laugh together. Proverbs 17:22
Day 3 – Make a tender, physical contact with each child in the family. The scripture has numerous examples of Jesus touching people as he healed them. Read Mark 8:22, ” … and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.”
Day 4 – Make one positive statement to each family member today. Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death … ”
Day 5 – Have a time of focused attention with one child today and each day until all have received it from you. Matthew 3:17, “… a voice from heaven said, ‘this is my beloved son in whom I’m well pleased.”
Day 6 – I call this next event “High/Low.” Some have referred to it as “Roses and Thorns.” Enjoy the intimacy of it as you experience it with the people you love the most. Here it is: Have a family meal today with everybody present. Without any judgment of good or bad and no lengthy commentary, share one good thing and one bad thing that happened this week.
Day 7 – Write something of hope (could be scripture) and place it on a door or pathway in your home. Draw attention to it in some way. Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9.
FINALLY: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Week Two – April 14
Day 8 – Read 1 Corinthians 7.
What advantages are there to being single? What unique role do single men and women play in the life of the church?
Day 9 – Pray for one single man or woman you know at First Baptist Joelton.
Day 10 – Call, text, or write an encouraging note to one of FBCJ’s single college students or young adults.
Day 11 – Schedule a time with your family to take a meal to a widow or single mother in our church.
Day 12 – Research the story of Amy Carmichael, a single female missionary to India who lived from 1867-1951. How did she glorify God in her singleness? Share a few insights about her story with your family.
Week Three – April 21
Day 15 – Write on a note card:
“Jesus is my _________________.”
Drop it in the offering box in the vestibule on Easter Sunday morning. If you are comfortable, sign your name.
Day 16 – Draw a tombstone. Write your name on the top and your date of birth below. At the bottom, put “Jesus” and below his name write the word “Arisen”.
Day 17 – Create an equation. On the right side, put the age that the oldest person in your family lived and on the other side write the word “Eternity”.
Day 18 – Read Matthew 28:1-7
Day 19 – Complete this verse about Jesus:
“All __________________ had been given __________________.”
Day 20 – Complete this verse:
“He that hath the _______________ has _______________.”
1 John 5:12
Day 21—Complete this verse and find the supporting scripture:
“Jesus arose on the __________ day of the week.”