Yak Pak Week of Oct 28th – Nov 3rd

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Key Verse: “Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!” –
(Psalms 66:5)

Our hope is for our kids to believe that: God does amazing things to show his power.

(Open the bible and read to your child Numbers 22:1-38) The Israelites were close to their land God had promised them. They already defeated a few opponents and the leader of Moab, a land they were camped next to, was worried what the Israelites might do to them. So Balaam was a well known fortuneteller, or diviner. He was asked by the Moabites to bless them and curse the Israelites. Balaam decided to ask God what to do and God told him he cannot curse the Israelites because they were a blessed people. Balaam didn’t take that for an answer and asked a second time. On this second time God let Balaam go with Balak’s men, but grabbed his attention along the way. An angel appeared along the path, so Balaam’s donkey veered off the path. Balaam being upset beat the donkey until he was on the right path again. This happened three times! On the third time God opened the donkeys’ mouth and the donkey began to speak! This grabbed the attention of Balaam and God was able to let him know to follow and say only what God tells him to.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time God did something amazing in your life. What was your first response? Then think of other amazing things that have happened to you, and in the life of your family, that maybe you didn’t give God the credit for. Spend time thinking of how God does amazing things in your life to show his power. Then, as a family, come up with one way to help you remember to thank God when he does something amazing in your lives in the future.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Plan and host a family reunion (it can be just a small family gathering also). Ask everyone to bring a story or evidence of something amazing God has done in the family – a way God has shown his power. Be sure to collect stories from people who can’t attend. At the reunion, share the stories and rejoice in what God has done! You may want to have someone compile the stories and distribute them to family members.


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