1 Corinthians 1-16
Look! I am coming quickly… I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:12-13
Paul gave practical instructions so that the believers would know how to live in light of their salvation—not as a way to earn God’s favor. Paul spent a significant portion of his ministry meeting with believers and encouraging them to keep the faith. Jesus’ mission for the church is for believers to come together to worship God and to share the gospel.
FAMILY TIME #1
Read Revelation 22:12-13. Jesus wants people in the church to meet together, worship God, and tell others the good news about Jesus.
What is the church?
FAMILY TIME #2
Give each family member paper and a pencil. Invite everyone to write down what responsibility means. (They may also say what the word means while another family member writes.) In a family, each member has responsibilities—just like members of a church. Write some responsibilities, such as dusting or taking out the trash, for each member of the family to do during the week.
FAMILY TIME #3 Build with blocks
Provide blocks and invite each child to build a cross. If desired, combine all the blocks and instruct the children to work together to construct a large cross.
Say • Paul told the people in Corinth the most important thing is the gospel. He wanted them to remember the good news and to never stop believing it. This is what makes the church a family. What is the church? The church is made up of people who worship Jesus together.