Look back:  Read back over Matthew 15:1-21.  It is central to our lives as believers that the word of God should govern the affairs of God's people and only the word of God can transform the heart.  Remind youself and your family of these truths as you spend time in the word together!

Look ahead: This coming Sunday, Pastor Michael will be preaching from Matthew 15:21-31.  Read over the passage with your family during the week before Sunday.  Consider the expressions of faith in Jesus and the resulting glorification of God. 

Sing: Check out this week's music and sing with your family before Sunday.  We'll be singing some Christmas favorites along with a new one, "Sing We the Song of Emmanuel."

Catechize: (New City Question 16)
What is sin?
A: Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, not being or doing what he requires in his law.