Yak Pak Week of Feb 10th – 16th

Posted: February 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Key Verse:
“Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus deserves our love and gratitude.

(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 9:28-36) The event in this passage is called the Transfiguration, which means “to change in another form”. Here we see Jesus with three of his disciples on top of a mountain. Jesus likely took three because for a story to be reliable you needed multiple witnesses (at least two or three). What happened next was a supernatural event, where Jesus’ face and clothes were as brilliant as a flash of lighting. Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus and began to talk with Jesus. They discussed the purpose Jesus had which would be fulfilled on the cross. It seems as if Peter wanted them to stay, as he tells them he will provide three shelters for them. However, a cloud suddenly covered them and they heard the voice of God say to them, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the cloud disappeared they saw only Jesus there standing alone. 

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share a “God Sighting” with your family—explain how you’ve seen God working in your life recently. Encourage your family members to be on the lookout for God Sightings each day this week. Every evening at a special time, have them share places they recognized God at work in their lives. God Sightings can be as simple as seeing a beautiful sunset or finding a new friend. Come up with a phrase you and your family members can use when you have God Sightings. This could be something as simple as “I see God!” or “God’s here!” Help family members discover and learn to recognize that God is constantly at work in their lives.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Have your child help you make picture frames. You’ll need rope licorice and large marshmallows. Use four strips of licorice to form a square frame by sticking the ends into four marshmallows, one at each corner. Remind your child that frames are often used to show photos of families. Jesus and God are a family because Jesus is God’s Son, just as your child is your son or daughter. Also point out that we are all in God’s family because we believe in Jesus Christ, God’s Son.


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