Yak Pak for Feb 5th – 11th

Posted: February 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Spread the word! Yak Pak goes digital! You can also pick up a hard copy at Valley Church this weekend.

Monthly Theme – Jesus Cares For Us

Key Verse:“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy” (Titus 3:5a)


Our hope is for our kids to believe that: Jesus cares for us

(Open the bible and read to your child Mark 1:29-39) Peter’s mother-in-law was very sick with a serious fever. When Jesus came to visit her she was instantly healed. She was able to get up and serve them, which means she was completely healed. Word of Jesus spread so fast that people began to visit him at night. If you can remember in that culture it was very difficult to do anything at night because it is dark and there is no electricity for street lights or batteries for flashlights. However, many people came to Jesus, and Jesus meet the needs of the people well into the night. Jesus cares for us so much that he would put the needs of us before his own. In the morning instead of sleeping in, he rose to pray. Then he went to other towns to serve others, instead of remaining in the same place to gain popularity.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: As a family, brainstorm about new holidays that would reflect how Jesus cares for us. You might invent Forgiveness Day, when all debts and slates are wiped clean in the family, or Pray Day, when you retreat to a quiet spot to pray together about family concerns. See if you can come up with at least three holidays to celebrate over the next three months, and set dates for them. Have fun sharing your ideas with friends and neighbors and telling them about how the new holidays worked in your family.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week plan to tour several people caring agencies to experience how the care of people happens. Hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and abuse centers are possible places to visit. It would be a good idea to call ahead so personnel could talk to you about their services (and to avoid walking into an emergency situation!) After your visits, talk about the experience as a family.


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