Yak Pak for Week of Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th

Posted: September 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The Exodus

Key Verse: “Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” – (Deuteronomy 6:5)

Our hope is for our kids to believe that: God tells us how to respect others

(Open the bible and read to your child Exodus 19:16 – 20:21) God gave Moses the Ten Commandments so that the people of Israel knew what was right and what was wrong. It was a guideline to show that it is difficult to live a perfect life. This is why Jesus came to live among us, live a perfect life, and die in our place so that we can be under grace and not the law of the Ten Commandments. This does not mean that we are free to sin and do whatever we want, but we are to honor God by loving him and loving others.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you felt you were disrespected by a close friend. How did it feel? What did you do about it? Then talk about why being shown respect is important to each person—no matter what age he or she is. As a family, discuss ways you can show respect to other members of your family and the people around you. Give specific examples such as “I can show respect by turning off the TV and listening when you talk to me” or “I can show respect by not talking about friends behind their backs.”

Activity/Challenge for Families:
With your family, brainstorm different activities that you can do together to show love and respect for others – for example, helping out once a month at a homeless shelter, mowing and cleaning your elderly neighbors yard, or taking cookies to a local hospital or a nursing home. Choose one thing that your family can do together this month to show love and respect to others. Plan it then do it!


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