Eat, Play, Pray
is LCC's ministry for the WHOLE family. Parents, we are putting you in the driver's seat when it comes to fostering discipleship in your children. We are here to support you as you strive to help your children develop healthy lifelong spiritual habits. Each week, new materials are posted ahead of the weekend worship services. Click here to for an intro video for Eat, Play, Pray. Click here for an ASL interpreted intro video.

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Each week we encourage you to take one meal and Eat, Play, Pray as a family. You pick the day and time that works best for you. Eat, Play, Pray can be done as a solo adventure or you can invite another family over for added fun. As you explore this week's topic, first watch the teaching video above. Then use the prompts to help you lead your family in discussion.

EAT

With Thanksgiving just days away, we declare it Leftover Night! That’s right; whatever you have “heat up ready” in the fridge or pantry is what’s for dinner. No leftovers, you say? That’s okay! Cereal could always be a great option……

Eating up God's Word - Read Isaiah 9:1-9
1But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[d] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[e]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
8 The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,
and it will fall on Israel;
9 and all the people will know,
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:

• Have you ever been lost in the dark? What helped you find your way?
• The Israelites were taken into captivity because they sinned against God. Why do you think the Israelites turned away from God?
• Isaiah 9:2 says that "those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone". What is this light and how does following the light give you hope?
• How can you be a light to the world this Advent season?

PLAY

Thanksgiving Guess Who...

Supplies needed

• a hat for each player
• double-Sided Tape
• index Cards
• marker
• timer (a phone timer works or you can use a sand timer)

Setting up

Have double-sided tape handy for sticking the cards onto their hats.

You’ll want to sit at a table, or on the floor in a circle – as long as players can face each other

Rules of the game

Pass out cards face down to each player (If you want to, you could place them all face down in a pile and just have players, when it’s their turn, draw one from the pile. The only thing with that is, they will have to affix the double-sided tape to the back of their card, so it sticks to their hat.)

Each player, without looking at the front of their cards, should pick them up and place them on their hat.

Playing the game

Players can ask everyone else who is playing to answer their questions.

When it’s their turn, the player should set the timer for one minute.

They should ask questions to help them identify the name on their head.

The answers can only be “yes”, “no”, “could be”, or “I don’t know” answers. They cannot ask “Who am I?”

Hee are some sample questions – Am I a person? Am I an object? Am I green? Am I in a movie title? Am I a movie title? Can I fit into a pocket? Can I fly? Do I have four legs? Do I have fur? Am I a…? etc.

• Players can ask each of the other players a single question for one minute.

• If the minute has not run out and they have asked everyone at the table a question, they can keep going around the table and ask one more question to each player.

• At any point, during their turn, they can guess who or what they have on their head, but if they are wrong, the turn is up, and it goes to the next player.

• If the timer runs out while still asking players, their turn is up, and it goes to the next player.

• The team or individual who guesses the most correctly wins!

PRAY

Circle up the fam and finish with a word of prayer.

• Thank God for hope in the dark times.
• Ask Him to continue to guide and comfort you through difficulties.
• Praise Him for all He has done and will do for you.


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