July 7 | Week 27 Gospel Conversation Opportunity


This week we read about 3 prophets whose message for God’s Chosen People was pretty simple, even though the people had a hard time obeying it. God wanted to the people of Israel to REMEMBER what He had done in them and through them and to have a CHANGE OF HEART!  The people had forgotten the covenant promises that God had made to their ancestors and as a result they were not being obedient to what God had called them to do. 

As a family, look up the word repent.  Repent is to make a change because you know the choices you are making are wrong.  Think about it this way: you’re walking one way, physically stop, turn around and walk the other way.  You make a change because you know the way you’re going is the wrong way. This was the message that the prophets were telling the Israelites, and it is the message that God is telling us today through His word.   

What are some choices you are making that are the wrong choices?  Are you headed in the wrong direction?  Repent today – make that change!   

Isaiah 1:16-18 

Wash yourselves.  Cleanse yourselves.  Remove your evil deeds from my sight. Stop doing evil. Learn to do what is good. Pursue justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause. ‘Come, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are scarlet they will be white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool…’” 

Click below for this months take home sheets!

Weekly take home sheets

July Memory Verse:

“Truly I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not come under judgment but has passed from death to life.”

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

July Memory Verse

July memory verse song

July memory verse coloring sheet

July Fill-in the blank activity

July Prayer Calendar