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The Word Lives With Us: The Word Family Style Theology

Let's hear the story of Jesus from a different point of view, beginning with the creation of the universe! Cindy and the kids talk about JOHN 1:1-3 and discover that the Word is God, and the Word came to our earth in the person of Jesus!  LINK TO ADVENT CALENDAR   Bible Verses: Luke 2:4, John 1:1-3, Genesis 1:1-2   Question of the Day: What is your favorite word?   Greek Word: λόγος (word)   Music: “I see a light” and “Merry Christmas Satan” Joel Allen Hess   familystyletheology.com cindykochwrites.com 1517.org/podcasts
  1. The Word Lives With Us: The Word
  2. Learning to Pray: Deliver Us From Evil, Amen!
  3. Learning to Pray: Temptation
  4. Learning to Pray: Forgive Us
  5. Learning to Pray: Daily Bread

The Word Lives With Us: Advent Devotion

“The Word Lives With Us” is our weekly Podcast Devotion Series to focus your family on the true meaning of Christmas. Each week, Family Style Theology will inspire kids of all ages to hear the Word of God, discover WHO is the Word, and understand that He lives with us! Cindy Koch and children from ages 5-17 will explore John 1:1-14 in a six-series episode season.

Word

  • Let’s hear the story of Jesus from a different point of view, beginning with the creation of the universe! Cindy and the kids talk about JOHN 1:1-3 and discover that the Word is God, and the Word came to our earth in the person of Jesus.

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Light

Witness

Faith

Flesh

Grace

Learning to Pray

We are all learning how to pray God’s Word together. Join Cindy and the kids in a conversation about a deeper understanding of the Lord’s prayer and what it means. We journey through Luther’s Small Catechism and the Bible to have a conversation about the many things our God gives us to pray.

1 – Our Father

  • Today we begin talking about who is “Our Father”.

2 – Holy Name

  •  In the First Petition of the Lord’s prayer we ask God’s name to be holy among us… what does that mean?

3 – Thy Kingdom

  •  God’s Kingdom is here right now! We believe His Word by the kingly acts that God is doing in our lives today.

4 – Will of God

  • What is God’s Will for you?

5 – Daily Bread

  • The Forth Petition means more than just “give me food.” What is the daily bread that we pray for?

6 – Forgive us

  • Forgive us: that is a hard confession to pray, sometimes. But in this petition, we learn the great mercy of God for ourselves and for others around us!

7 – Temptation

  • We explore temptation today, and the gifts God gives us to combat the devil, the world and our sinful self.

8 – Deliver us From Evil, Amen!

  • God delivers us from all evil by the death and resurrection of His Son, and He truly hears all of our prayers. Yes, yes, it is so!

Bomb Hymns

Season 8

SONGS OF MY FAITH! Join Cindy Koch and the teens for a Family Style conversation exploring our favorite “bomb” hymns of the Christian Faith. Together, we discuss imagery, themes, and theology that have been put to music to strengthen our trust in Christ. Our favorites this season include:

1. Lift High the Cross

2. On Eagle’s Wings

3. The Lamb

4. Have No Fear Little Flock

5. I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

6. Crown Him with Many Crowns

Lent, Holy Week, and EASTER

Season 6

This series will take us on a journey to the most celebrated event of the WHOLE YEAR, Easter! We will begin with the liturgical season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, and walk through the passion of our Lord all the way to his death and resurrection. Together we can take a moment to reflect of the greatest story of all time, Jesus given for us! Join us for six discussions about:

  1. Lent and Ash Wednesday
  2. Palm Sunday and the Passion
  3. Maundy Thursday
  4. Good Friday
  5. Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil
  6. Easter Morning and Beyond!

Check out Pinterest for extra resources and devotion ideas for your family during Holy Week. Enjoy this time of preparation, repentance, and celebration!

He is Risen!!

Advent Devotion: Signs of Jesus

Season 5

The greatest treasure we could give to our children this Christmas is a meaningful preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. Yet, the busy holiday season leaves us with too little time. Family Style Theology makes it easy and fun to count down the days until Christmas with a quick daily podcast devotion. Just print out the easy reference Advent Calendar, and you’re ready! Beginning on December 1st, Cindy and her kids will share a NEW mini-episode devotion every day until Christmas.

In addition, there is an optional activity for each symbol that we discuss during Advent. Kids of all ages benefit from involving multiple senses during the learning process. This gives us all the chance to take a moment for reflection and creative meditation on our discussions. Check out the Resource Pages for more information AND visit our Family Style Theology Pinterest Board for ideas.

Family Style Theology ADVENT Pinterest Board

Baptism

Season 4

Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. Together, we will take a closer look at each section of this amazing prayer, discuss what we hear about it from the Bible, and have a conversation about what this means for understanding our own baptism.

  1. Luther’s Flood Prayer
  2. Salvation
  3. Washing Away Sin
  4. For You
  5. Safe and Secure
  6. Worthy of Eternal Life

Pinterest Ideas

Fairy Tales

Season 3

Explore the Fairy Tales we know and love with a twist of theology! Read them, watch them, talk about them and find an engaging conversation that your children are happy to participate in. This is a six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. We were inspired by an essay by J.R.R. Tolkien called “On Fairy Stories”. In this he muses on the timeless quality and benefit of the fairy story, entering into a magical universe where our usual rational defenses may be down. Ultimately, these fun stories stir up simple truths about ourselves, our God, and the greatest story we know in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Episode 1: Snow White

Episode 2: Pinocchio

Episode 3: The Little Mermaid

Episode 4: Cinderella

Episode 5: Jack and the Beanstalk

Episode 6: Lion King


“On Fairy Stories” by J.R.R. Tolkien

Daughter

Season 2

In this series, teenage girls and young adult women gather to discuss our greater story found in the Word of God. Based on chapters from the book Cindy wrote for her own daughters: Daughter: Our Story Remembered. Together the girls talk about knowing the truth about ourselves and discovering God’s truth in the Bible.

  1. Daughter: What is your story?
  2. Daughter: A Beautiful Creation
  3. Daughter: A World of Doubt
  4. Daughter: A New Name
  5. Daughter: Unexpected Bride
  6. Daughter: Look in the Mirror?
  7. Daughter: Something’s Not Right
  8. Daughter: Happily Ever… Now!

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