Yak Pak Week of Feb 24th – March 2nd

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Love

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: Our lives should focus on what’s important to God.

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 6:27-38) This passage is a continuation of the sermon Jesus was giving his disciples. Here we see Jesus telling them to act in a way that is not a natural human action, he tells us to love our enemies. Jesus was not saying that we need to be best friends with our enemies, but we should treat them as a merciful God would. We need to act in a way that would please our enemies. Loving those that love us is very easy to do, but it is important to not only love what God loves, but love how God loves.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Tell a true story of a time you were surprised by an act of kindness. Talk about how that act of kindness affected you or how it changed you in some way. Then, as a family, think of someone you can surprise with an unexpected display of kindness. Maybe you can pay for someone’s dinner unexpectedly, or maybe you can help someone with yardwork.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week as you talk to your child(ren), find out if they have a friend or acquaintance that has not been nice to them. Talk about what do you think God wants them to do about the situation. Make a plan on how you can show “love” to this person. In some cases (bullying) it may be difficult or be wise to leave the situation alone, but there are other opportunities that God will provide to live this out. After the plan is completed, talk about the results and how showing love is the best plan of action. An action that God lives out with us every day. 

 

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