Yak Pak Week of Jan Jan 13th – 19th

Posted: January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Key Verse: “For the Son of Man came to seek, and to save what was lost”

(Luke 19:10)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: People who know Jesus are God’s children

(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 4:1-13) Jesus began his ministry at the age of 30. At the start of his ministry he was tempted in the desert by Satan. One thing that is interesting is the use of scripture in this exchange between Satan and Jesus. Satan used scripture to tempt Jesus! This means he knew the scripture and twisted it to make it say what he wanted it to say. However, Jesus saw through Satan’s plan and countered with scripture. This lets us know the importance of knowing what is in the bible. It is also important to note Luke 4:13, that after this time of tempting Satan did not give up, he continued to tempt Jesus. The good news is Jesus never fell to temptation, but he understands what it feels like to be tempted. Jesus identifies with us in our temptation. We have an advocate, and a friend!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Tell about a time you felt overpowering temptation. Share honestly about the struggles you had and how you overcame the temptation. (Choose something that is age-appropriate, so children will begin to understand that temptation is something everyone faces.) Then share things that help you defeat temptation, such as praying or spending time with people who help you stay strong against temptation. Encourage family members to discuss ways to help one another with the temptations they regularly face.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
As a family, talk about the things that tempt you. Write each temptation on a slip of paper, and put the paper slips in a box. Commit to praying for each other, asking for strength and wisdom in dealing with the temptations. At the end of the week, discuss how God helped your family resist the temptations, and then thank God for his help and care.



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