Faith.Forward! – 3/31/2019

Hey, Grace’rs,

This month we are beginning a five month deep dive into Grace. Our topic for this month: grasped by grace. Each week during your nightly FAITH5 Experience we will look at what it means to be grasped by the grace of God.

Parents… As always you want to have these discussions with your kids at age appropriate levels. You might also go online and find a kids version of the Bible passage. www.Biblegateway.com has many different versions that you can choose from.

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But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate. (Luke 15)

03TalkIcon Talk… This is the story of the son who ran away from his father and decides to come home. What does the story say about Grace? How does God grasp you with Grace? Why do you think the father threw a party for his son who had hurt him so deeply and what does that say about how God’s grace grasps us?

During the week you might want to grasp someone you love with a big bear hug and let that person know how much you love him or her. If you are doing FAITH5 with others… grasp each other each night as you bless each other.

Pray… For each other, for those you love, for your church, for your fellow students or coworkers, that they might experience the grasp of God’s grace.
Bless… End your time by making the sign of the cross on each other and saying these words: May the Lord bless you and keep you.

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