Family Devotionals

June 25 - July 1 | Wrap-Up of James

Family Devotional – Wrap-Up of James June 25-July 1 This family devo parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry High School student devos for the week of June 18-24. Pre-Devo Preparation Spend time in prayer. Ask God to help you to ask questions that will stir up truths that God taught to your child this past week at camp, and through the letter of James. Read through James on your own. Meditate on it. Let God use it to point you to areas of disobedience in your... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, June 25, 2012

June 18 - 24 | Introduction to James

Family Devotional – Introduction to James June 18-24 This family devo parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High student devos for the week of June 18-24. Pre-Devo Preparation This week our devos have been about preparation for camp and an introduction to the book of James. As you know, camp can be one of the most important times in a student’s life. Take time and have every member of the family write out expectations for camp. Mom and dad, your... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, June 18, 2012

June 11-17 | Is It OK? Pt. 3

Family Devotional – Is It OK? Part 3 June 11-17 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High Devos for the week of June 11-17. Pre-Devo Preparation   Spend time praying specifically that God’s heart would be your heart. Pray that He would break your heart for what breaks His heart and that you would rejoice with what He rejoices over. Pray that God would help you to differentiate between what is righteous and what is not. ... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, June 11, 2012

June 4-10 | Is It OK? Pt. 2

Family Devotional – Is It OK? Part 2 June 4-10 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High Devos for the week of June 4-10. Pre-Devo Preparation Stop for a few minutes and clear your head of all the stuff going on in your life. Stop thinking about work and all that has to be done. Stop thinking about this devo. Stop everything and clear your head.  Now read Psalm 23. Meditate on it focusing on the fact that it is... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, June 4, 2012

May 28 - June 3 | Is It OK?

Family Devotional – Is It OK? May 28 – June 3 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High Devos for the week of May 28-June 3. Opening Activity ·      Collect 4 pieces of white paper and enough pens for each member of your family.  ·      Cut each piece of paper into fourths so you end up with 12 pieces of paper total. Hand each person 1-2 pieces and have... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 21-27 | Lessons from Peter

Family Devotional – Lessons from Peter May 21-27 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry High School Devos for the week of May 21-27. Pre-Devo Activity Look over this devo, as well as the high school devos for the week. You can find them at www.prestonwoodstudents.org . Pray for your family—that their hearts and minds would be open, and that the Lord would speak through each of you in a way that you all need.... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, May 21, 2012

May 7-13 | A Look at Ruth

Family Devotional – A Look at Ruth May 7-13 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High Devos for the week of May 7 - May 13. Leader Preparation Read through chapters 3 and 4 of Ruth. Take the time to really understand the setting and context of Ruth’s story (i.e. look up “threshing floor” if needed). After familiarizing yourself with these chapters, take a few minutes to ask God to help you relay the... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, May 7, 2012

April 30-May 6 | A Look at Ruth

Family Devotional – A Look at Ruth April 30 – May 6 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High Devos for the week of April 30 – May 6. Devo preparation activity for parent... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, April 30, 2012

April 23-29 | The Reality of Heaven

Family Devotional – The Reality of Heaven April 23-29 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry High School Devos for the week of April 23-29. Pre-Devo Preparation Have one pen, one sheet of paper or an index card available for each family member. Opening Activity Take a survey from everyone in your family and ask these two questions: Ø  If someone were to ask you to describe what heaven is like what would... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, April 23, 2012

April 16-22 | Using What God Gave Us

Family Devotional - Using What God Gave Us April 16-22 This week’s Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Junior High Devos for the week of April 16-22. Pre-Devo Preparation A.    Spend time in fervent prayer for the exposure of God’s grace on your family. Pray specifically for God to illuminate the Bible Study and reveal Himself to your family so that real change can occur. B.    Assign parts of the... Read More
Posted by Leanne Waters at Monday, April 16, 2012

March 5-11 | Victory in Purity

Family Devotional March 5-11 Victory in Purity (Galatians 5:16-26) Pre-Devo Preparation Get a small package of cookies, and an apple, orange or banana.  Also, check out http://wouldyouratherqs.com/ to gather a short list of appropriate “Would You Rather” questions.  Prayer Pray that God would help us make an honest evaluation of the decisions we make on a daily basis compared to what scripture teaches.  Ask Him to make us... Read More
Posted by Canaan Chapman at Monday, March 5, 2012

February 27 - March 4 | Why Pursue Purity?

Family Devotional February 27- March 4 Why Pursue Purity? I.               Devo preparation activity for parents - Discussing the topic of purity cannot only be awkward for you, as a parent, but for the child as well. Make a meal and serve it buffet style. Make one dish of random ingredients and make it look awful! The goal is that nobody will want it and keep asking, “What is this?... Read More
Posted by Canaan Chapman at Monday, February 27, 2012

February 20-26 | What is Purity?

Family Devotional February 20-26 What is Purity? 1. Leader Preparation             a. Read through the devotional before you gather your family together.             b. Tear off a one-foot piece of aluminum foil for each family member.             c. Pray that the Lord will use your... Read More
Posted by Canaan Chapman at Monday, February 20, 2012

Jan 9 - 15 | Family Devotional

Family Devotional January 9-15 (Parallel’s High School student devotionals for this week.) Pre Devo Activity Pray for understanding and clarity before you read God’s word or this devotional. Read through this devotional before actual family time. Make sure each family member brings their Bible and a pen. Bring enough index cards for each family member to have at least one. Devotional ... Read More
Posted by Roy Ford at Wednesday, January 11, 2012

December 12-18 | God in the Flesh

Family Devotional December 12-18   This weeks Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Devos for the week of December 12-18. God In The Flesh: Our Savior Jesus Christ How can we know that Jesus is the Son of the Living God? Pre-Devo Activity Secure a Study Bible, Josh McDowell's "New Evidence that Demands a Verdict" (Chapter 8), your heart, and your mind. Take some time to really prepare, looking into the different... Read More
Posted by Phil McMichael at Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 5-11 | Messianic Prophesies

December 5-11 This weeks Family Devotional parallels the Prestonwood Student Ministry Devos for the week of December 5-11. Pre-Devo Activity Print out the word search from this link and complete it as a family, or print out multiple copies and race to see who can find all of the words first! http://www.dltk-holidays.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/images/c-wordsearch2.gif Prayer Ask God to prepare your heart for His word and for focus during this... Read More
Posted by Phil McMichael at Monday, November 28, 2011