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)

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Our hope is for our kids to know that: Christians should encourage each other in faith

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 11:19-26) God told the Jews that he loves everyone, whether you are a Jew or non Jew. So when a group of believers went to Antioch (the world’s third largest city), they began sharing the message of Christ. When the Jerusalem church heard about this they sent Barnabas to help. When Barnabas saw all that was going on and how fast the message of Christ was spreading, he sent for Paul. Paul stayed for one year and helped the church in Antioch grow into a church where Jews and non Jews worshiped together. Jesus wants us to encourage each other just as Barnabas and Paul did. In fact, the church in Antioch is where the believers were first called Christians.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share a time that each of your children did something to encourage you. Maybe one of them gave you a hug when you needed it most or told you how much he or she loves you. As a family, talk about simple ways people offer encouragement—such as writing a friendly note, giving hugs during a difficult time, being a good listener, or offering to help out. Talk about why it’s important to encourage each other and other Christians in our faith. Commit to one way you can encourage people this week.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Brainstorm with your child and think of an adult family member who would love getting a phone call from your child, such as grandma, an uncle, or a cousin. Once you’ve decided on someone, coach your child on things he or she can say that will encourage the person, such as “You are very special to me” or “Jesus loves you.” When your child is ready, help dial the number and let your little one brighten the family member’s day.

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