Yak Pak for Week of June 3rd – 9th

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
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June Theme – Summer Days

Key Verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).


Our hope is for our kids to know that: Grace comes from Obedience

(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 22:1-18) It may be hard for us to understand why a loving God would tell a father to sacrifice his son. When we read the story about Abraham and Isaac we see that God never intended Abraham to harm Isaac. God wanted to show Abraham that he was a God full of grace. You see, this story takes place before Jesus died for our sins, so every year a sacrifice had to be made for our sins. In other religions of the time child sacrifice was common, so Abraham was familiar with other religions having strict obedience guidelines. However, Abraham was faithful that God would show him grace. In the end we know that it was God who ultimately gave up His son as a sacrifice, which is the ultimate sign of love and grace!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Discuss a time you didn’t obey God, and share how you felt during and afterward. Then share a time you obeyed God, and compare how that felt similar to or different from when you disobeyed. Be sure to explain how God showed grace to you in each instance, and that we can never be perfect. Let them know that we can rest in the Spirit and obedience will follow, but when we mess up we don’t worry, because grace has us covered.

Activity/Challenge for Families: Make a “Family Faith” book. Ask members of your family to write about a time their faith was tested. After everyone has given you his or her story, draw an illustration for each one. Design a book by using cardboard or construction paper for the cover and then illustrating it. Whenever your family goes through something difficult, you can pull out your “Family Faith” book and look at how faithful God has been to each of you in the past.


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