Look back:  Read back over Matthew 14:22-36.  Consider the how the vulnerability of the disciple often allows doubt to displace the faith which relies on the supernatural power of God.

Look ahead: This coming Sunday, Pastor Michael will be preaching from Matthew 15:1-20.  Read over the passage with your family during the week before Sunday.  Do you see evidence of our tendency to displace God's commands with human traditions?

Sing: Check out this week's music and sing with your family before Sunday.  We'll be singing a new Christmas hymn called "Sing We the Song of Emmanuel" that I love. 

Catechize: (New City Question 15)
Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?
A: That we may know the holy nature of God, and the sinful nature of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior.

Prepare: Talk to your family about the Lord's Supper, which we will be observing together on Sunday.