Every week you’ll find different types of posts here on the ABS blog. Today’s post is for teachers, to encourage conversation and reflection in your Bible study group. Each “Let’s Talk About” activity can be used at any time during your meeting and lasts approximately 10-15 minutes.
Today, let's talk about...
WHO IS MY FAMILY?
Whoever does God’s will is my brother, sister, and mother. —Mark 3:35
Even Jesus’ family experienced tension and discord. In these verses Jesus’ mother and brothers are looking for him, and Jesus took this opportunity to redefine family. Jesus’ reaction to his family may seem harsh, but his purpose was not to belittle his mom or brothers. Instead, he was making a point that the bonds holding together the family of faith are just as strong—or even stronger—than those that hold together parents and children and brothers and sisters. The family of faith is not without tension or discord, but we can lean on our Christian brothers and sisters when we face stress in other areas of our life.
Questions to Discuss:
How is your Christian family similar to and different from your biological family?
As part of the family of God, how can you help others who struggle with family relationships?