Week of Jan 29th – Feb 4

Posted: January 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
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As promised! Yak Pak goes digital! You can also pick up a hard copy at Valley Church this weekend.

Monthly Theme – Follow Jesus, we are thankful for Jesus

Key Verse:“’Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men’” (Mark 1:17)

Our hope is for our kids to believe that: Jesus is all powerful

(Open the bible and read to your child Mark 1:21-28) We can be confident in knowing that Jesus has authority over everything. This means that all of creation and everything in it must listen to Him. It’s good to know that someone who loves us so much is the one who is protecting us, and has the authority to do so. He showed this authority when he preached in the synagogues. This was something only rabbis could do. Jesus was different however, because he taught like someone that was in charge of everything! Even a man that had an evil spirit was healed when Jesus commanded the evil spirit to leave the man alone! How safe and secure it is to know that even evil spirits must obey Jesus!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts)
Parents talk about a time you discovered how powerful Jesus really is. Perhaps you were able to walk away from a serious car accident, or maybe God provided a miraculous way to pay the bills. Lots of things in our world promise the power that only Jesus has and can give. Spend time talking with your children about commercials and TV characters and the promises they make. Think about which of these empty promises you have individually or as a family looked to for power. Then make a pledge as a family to trust the power of Jesus in your lives.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
As a family take a walk through your neighborhood and look for power lines. In some neighborhoods the power lines are strung through the air. In some neighborhoods power lines are buried under the ground. Look for places where power lines can be serviced, and trace the likely paths of power lines to homes. Afterward, talk about how power is brought to the homes, and contrast that with how Jesus’ power comes from God.


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