Yak Pak for Week of April 22nd – 28th

Posted: April 19, 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 –He Has Risen!

Key Verse: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26)

Our hope is for our kids to believe that: God gives different gifts for serving him

(Open the bible and read to your child 1 Corinthians 12:4-27) Paul knew that in order for the church to function the body of believers all had to pitch in. This is why God has given each of us certain gifts that we can use for the good of the church. Paul uses our bodies as an example, how each part functions and how one part may seem small an unimportant but in fact is very important. And if there is a part lacking another part makes up for it (those that are blind have a heightened sense of smell and hearing). Kids may think that they are the church of the future and not the church today. This is not true, as God has gifted us with spiritual gifts and natural talents that we can use today. Pray and ask God where you can be used to glorify his kingdom!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Think about something your kids excel at. Encourage your child to spend some time every day this week developing this gift and using it for good. Discuss ways he or she can use this gift for God. For example, a child who enjoys cooking could bake cookies for a friend or an older person who can’t get around very well. A child who’s good at art could make pictures with a Christian message and share them with a friend who does not yet believe in God.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week work with your family to change the chores around. Each person will do someone else’s chore for the whole week. If mom always does the laundry, maybe you could do it. If you always dust the house, it might be dad’s turn. If dad does the yard work, this is where mom can pick up the chore. Make sure each person has changed jobs fairly. At the end of the week, switch back. Tell the person who usually does the task that you did how you felt about it. Then make sure that person knows how much you appreciate him or her pitching in to help the whole family run smoothly.


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