Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations.
1 – 2 YEARS OLD
This month we’re learning, “I can help others.” When we put others first and look for ways to help, we can show them how much God loves them!
- Jesus had 12 helpers who helped Him teach others about God’s love. Can we help others, too? (yes)
- Do we show God’s love to others when we help them? (yes)
This weekend we learned Jesus gives us the power to have self-control and have patience.
- What is self-control? (Self-control is thinking about what you’re going to say or do next so that you make the right choice.)
- When is it hard to have self-control? (when people are unkind to us, when we want to do something our parents don’t want us to, etc.)
- In our Bible story, we learned about a letter that Paul wrote to his friend Timothy. Timothy was young, but Paul encouraged him to set an example for others. When you show self-control even though you’re young, you set an example for everyone around you! What is one way you can show self-control? (choosing to speak kindly to everyone, choosing to share even when you don’t want to, choosing to stop after eating one cookie instead of begging for more, etc.)
This weekend we learned to serve others without looking for applause. When we decide to give in secret, the act of service becomes completely about the other person and not ourselves.
- Read Matthew 6:1-4. How does the Bible say we should serve? Should we serve others and seek a reward?
- What are some fun ways you can serve others without them ever knowing it?
- Applause might feel good, but it shouldn’t be the reason we serve. When you start to want applause/credit, how can you remember to serve others for the right reason?