Important Product Note: This is a digital product that you have to print yourself. There is no physical product.
An Illustrated Invitation for Families draws all ages into conversation with biblical stories that show us what God is doing in the world and invite us to consider how to join in that work. It can be used as a companion to the other Illustrated Invitation line of products or as a stand-alone resource for your family. Many churches purchase this to hand out to families so they can stay connected to the church community during the week.
What You Will Receive
You will receive lessons from our An Illustrated Invitation curriculum that we have turned into short devotions with added questions and activities tailored specifically for families. You will also receive the 8.5x11 size of An Illustrated Invitation Coloring Pages. Keep reading for more detailed information.
Devotions: Each week's devotion corresponds to the following biblical stories found in our curriculum, An Illustrated Invitation: Joining God at Work in the World.
God’s Invitation in the Hebrew Scriptures:
- Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1, 5-6: God Invites Abram and Sarai
- Genesis 21:5-21: God’s Love for Hagar and Ishmael
- Genesis 28:10-19: The Place God Was In
- Numbers 27:1-11: Five Daughters Demand to be Included
God’s Invitation in the New Testament:
- Luke 2:41-52: God’s Wisdom is with the Child
- Luke 19:1-10: Jesus Surprises Zacchaeus
- Matthew 22:34-40: Love God, Love Your Neighbor
- Acts 16:13-15: Lydia Extends an Invitation
Accepting God’s Invitation:
- Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 24-25: Everywhere You Go
- Leviticus 25:8-10: Jubilee
- Acts 2:1-12; 37-47: The Gift of the Holy Spirit
- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26: Remember Me
Family Activities: Each week, there is a suggested activity included with the devotion. It might be a challenge, something the family can do together, or a prayerful exercise that can be done by both children and adults.
Illustrated Story Cards: We've taken each of the scriptural passages and put the central parts of the stories onto Illustrated Story Cards with words and illustrations. These cards are a great tool to help your children with their biblical literacy, as you can ask them to put the cards in the right order based on the story they just heard. And since there are both pictures of what's happening, and words to describe those pictures, whether you're working with readers or pre-readers, everyone will be able to participate. These are the same story cards included in our curriculum.
Coloring Pages: There is one coloring page for each devotional based on biblical stories from the curriculum. Also, the illustrations from our Illustrated Invitation Posters are included as 8.5x11 coloring pages. For larger sizes, you'll need to purchase the Illustrated Invitation Coloring Pages available here or the Illustrated Invitation Coloring Posters available here).
How you receive this product
Upon your successful purchase of An Illustrated Invitation for Families, you will receive a download link for the PDF file. Everything in the resource comes in that one PDF file.