Week of May 6th – 12th

Posted: May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
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May Theme – Spring into Action!

Key Verse: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Our hope is for our kids to: Follow where God leads

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 8:26-40) In biblical times they classified people as either a Jew or Gentile. A Jew was God’s chosen people, so the Jews were close to God. They also believed that if you were a non Jew (a Gentile) then you could not possibly know or love God. This was wrong however, and Phillip knew it. As he was traveling where God told him to he ran into an Ethiopian (a Gentile) who was reading the bible. He went to the Ethiopian and asked if he understood what he was reading. He replied, “How can I unless someone explains it to me.” At this point Phillip explained the scriptures to the Ethiopian, and even baptized him! God loves all of us and it doesn’t matter if we are a Jew or Gentile. The Ethiopian went back to Ethiopia to tell others about Christ and even baptized the Queen! We never know why God guides us to do certain things, but it’s amazing when we trust in Him and follow!

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you felt God leading you to do something you might not have done on your own. Share with your kids how God told you what to do, what God wanted you to do, and what happened as a result. As a family, think about ways we can know the difference between what God wants us to do and what we want to do. Commit together as a family to follow where God leads.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Go outdoors with your child several times during the week to sit quietly and listen to all the sounds. Encourage your child to pay close attention to man-made sounds (such as cars and trains) and God made sounds (such as animals, people, and birds). At the end of the week, help your child recall the sounds you both heard. Mention that one way we can listen to God is by listening to the sounds he’s made for us to hear.

 

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