Quarter 1 • Episode 7
1 Samuel 16:7b

“The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

So, gather your family, cue up the video, and … GET INTO IT.

After you watch the video, remind your family that you’ll TALK IT UP this week and ACT IT OUT together. You’ll ask God to help you SEE people as He sees them and JUDGE people the way God JUDGES them—by LOOKING at the HEART.

Even if our lives don’t look the way we want them to right now, we can still choose to let God’s transforming power fill and overflow from our hearts. Sing this truth as you worship along with Tim Timmons and his family! Grab the lyrics to “Even If” HERE.
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As you TALK IT UP this week, keep track of the ideas your family has for how to ACT OUT the truths of 1 Samuel 16:7b. And TALK IT UPWARDS by praying together. Ask God to plant His Word in your hearts and minds as you ACT IT OUT as a family.

Here are 5 quick questions to help you launch fun family talks about 1 Samuel 16:7b.

DAY 1

God SEES our hearts—He understands us. How well would you say you understand God? What’s something you wish you understood better about God?

DAY 2

It’s true we often JUDGE people by outward appearances. When you see someone for the first time, what do you notice about that person? How that person is dressed? If the person seems angry or happy? How the person speaks? If the person will look you in the eye?

DAY 3

What do you think it means that God LOOKS at our hearts? What is He seeing when He LOOKS?

DAY 4

What’s a belief or feeling you hold in your HEART that you don’t think will ever change?

DAY 5

What might you do to help you see a person’s HEART more clearly?

Do a deep dive into 1 Samuel 16:7b keywords with these definitions and quick questions. Pick one word per day and TALK IT UP!

Keep track of your family’s ideas for ways to SEE others the way God SEES them. As a family, pick 1—or more!—of those ideas and ACT IT OUT this week. Remember to thank God for SEEING your family through eyes of grace and love.

These questions help your family connect keywords back to 1 Samuel 16:7b. Answer all the questions or pick just 1 or 2—whatever works best for your family!

  • How would your world change if you saw people the way God SEES them? What can you do to help that happen?
  • We’re often quick to JUDGE people. We think we know why they do what they do or believe what they believe—and all without checking with them. What can you do this week to not JUDGE people until you better understand them?
  • God is less concerned with our appearance than with our HEARTS. We sometimes get that backwards. What might help your family focus more on your HEARTS than on your appearance?
  • How does what you’ve discovered in 1 Samuel 16:7b change the way you treat God, your family, and others

Tell someone what your family did to put 1 Samuel 16:7b into action. If you’re on social media, use the hashtag #righthererightnow and include a photo or video clip.

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