[Short presentations from a couple nights recently.]
Consider the figure of a cross [and actually show the diagram as a visual aid. There will be a few words on the diagram as well, as described in the "End note" below]:
It has a direction that you can think of as going "up". It has another direction to it that does not make any progress toward going "up" - it is just going "sideways", left or right. Now in the Bible, you can think of these different directions while studying some verses - like this:
"up" direction - this is for a person or people who think, "Christ crucified is enough for me". The direction "up" can remind us this is the way to God.
"sideways" direction - this is for a person or people who think, "Christ crucified is not enough for me". The direction "sideways" can remind us this is not the way to God - this thinking does not get you closer to God.
Read Galatians 6:14. Which direction (in the cross diagram) describes the thinking here? [Let someone else answer - and it's better that you don't have a grown-up answer.]
Read Galatians 3:1-5. Which direction (in the cross diagram) describes the thinking of these people?
Pray that our thinking would always be: "Christ crucified is enough for me".
[End note. I don't often do diagrams with family worship talks. But for this one, I did draw a simple diagram with a cross figure, having directions "up" and "sideways", with the right and wrong ways of thinking about Christ crucified written next to each direction. This diagram lets you present a simple interactive approach to key verses in Paul. Even if you don't go over every detail of such a passage, even children can get the point whether the verse shows the right way of thinking, or warns against the wrong way.]
- From Galatians - the Cross of Christ is Crucial