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Family Group Night | June 9, 2024

TOGETHER IN FAITH

 

Read it


Colossians 3:14


"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Colossians 3:14)

 

Discover It


Families are a unique tapestry woven together by love, each thread contributing to the beauty and strength of our bond. And Colossians 3:14 reminds us that love is the virtue that holds us together in perfect unity, serving as the foundation of our relationships and interactions.

 

In our day-to-day lives, it's easy to get caught up in individual activities, schedules, and responsibilities. Yet, the Bible calls us to focus on love as the central force in our family life. This love is not merely a feeling but a choice we make daily to act with kindness, patience, and forgiveness towards one another.

 

Paul’s message in Colossians speaks directly to the heart of family unity. The virtues he mentions earlier in the chapter—compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience—are essential. But it is love that "binds them all together in perfect unity." Love is what transforms these virtues from individual acts into a collective force that strengthens and unifies our family.

 


Ask It


1. How can we show love to each other in our daily interactions?

 

2.What are some specific ways we can practice the virtues mentioned in Colossians 3 within our family?

 

3. Are there any areas where we need to seek forgiveness or offer it to others in our family?

 

Live It


1. Practice Patience and Understanding: When conflicts arise, take a moment to breathe and approach the situation with patience. Listen to each other’s perspectives with an open heart.

 

2. Show Acts of Kindness: Small gestures, such as helping with chores, preparing a meal, or offering a word of encouragement, can demonstrate love in powerful ways.

 

3. Forgive Freely: Holding onto grudges can create divisions. Embrace forgiveness as a way to heal and maintain the unity in your family.

 

4. Spend Quality Time Together: Prioritize time for family activities, whether it's sharing meals, playing games, or simply talking about your day. These moments build deeper connections.

 

5. Pray Together: Prayer is a powerful way to foster spiritual unity. Spend time praying as a family, lifting up each other’s needs and seeking God’s guidance together.

 

Pray It


Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for the gift of our family. Help us to put on love above all else, binding us together in perfect unity. Teach us to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient with one another. Guide us in living out Your love each day and strengthen our bond through Your grace. May our family reflect Your love to the world around us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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