CrossKids Devo | Family Shares
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Family Shares – Acts 2:44-45, Acts 4:32-37 Verse Of The Day: Acts 2:44-45
Read: Acts 4:32-37
Story: Every time the weather changed, Cathy’s family had a Sharing Day. Three times a year, spring, fall, and Christmas time the whole family went through all their drawers and closets and took out things they didn’t use or could no longer fit into. Clothes, toys, books and even canned food from the kitchen, were placed in the middle of the room and the whole family would pray and ask the Lord to help them to know who could be blessed with the items. Then they would make a list of the people they thought could use the belongings. If there was someone in their family who needed something, it was given to them. Then they had as list of others, church family or others that might need something.
Cathy knew that if she couldn’t think of someone to give her things to that her mom or dad would know someone who needed it at church. And if they couldn’t find someone who needed it, they could give it to a local charity. Cathy’s parents made sure the family was sharing items they would want to receive as a gift.
When the first church began gathering together to share God’s blessings, the people shared equally with one another. There were thousands of new believers and no one had need for anything. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and if any one of us has a need and we are able to help, then we should share our blessings with them, because that pleases God.
How does sharing help God’s people?
Name something you have shared with someone else.
Pray about finding ways to share your love for Jesus with others.
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Sharing: To participate in the distribution of things in common to help others. Sharing Jesus with unbelievers is distributing the knowledge of the gospel.
Distributing: To deliver or give out.