Yak Pak Week of Nov 18th – 24th

Posted: November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Let us Give Thanks

Key Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done”
(1 Chronicles 16:8)

Our hope is for our kids to: Remember what God has done

(Open the bible and read to your child Joshua 3:1 – 4:24) The crossing of the Jordan River by the Israelites seems like a rerun of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea some 40 years earlier. However, apart from Joshua and Caleb all of the people crossing the Jordan were no older than children when Israel crossed the Red Sea. After they crossed the river, God had them build a memorial out of twelve stones that they took from the center of the Jordan. This was built so that future generations would know that God had done mighty things for the Israelites, and that He is all powerful.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Discuss what God has done for your family lately. Maybe God provided financially in an unexpected way while you were out of a job, or maybe God protected your family when you got lost hiking. Practice talking about what God has done for you so you’ll be prepared to tell others. Then, as a family, talk about how you showed God your thanks and gave him the credit. Talk about how you’ll remember to thank God the next time he helps you in some way, too.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
The Israelites used a pile of stones to remember how God had helped them. Today people might make a monument instead. Have your family create monuments with mashed potatoes to show what God has done! You can use a spoon and a butter knife to make pictures and yummy statues.


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