Yak Pak Week of March 10th – 16th

Posted: March 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Key Verse: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”

(Romans 5:8)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God will forgive us when we sin.

(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 15:11-32) The story of the prodigal son is a popular one. Here we see the younger of two sons asking for his inheritance early so he could experience life away from his father. Once away, he spent all of his money quickly, and realized it was a mistake. When he came back to his father he was prepared to beg for a servants job, instead the father embraced him and threw a party! The older son was furious, and felt he slaved away for the father while his brother partied. This was the wrong view of his time with his father, because everything the father had was his, and he should enjoy the relationship rather than try to work for it. This story teaches us that God will always accept us no matter what we have done, and that we do not have to work for his love and approval.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you disobeyed or hurt someone with your actions. Maybe as a child you rebelled against your parents in a specific way, or maybe you said something hurtful to a friend this past week. What happened in the situation? How was it resolved? Then talk with your children about things your family might do that hurt God. Encourage your kids to talk about how it feels when we do something wrong and how God responds to our sin. Remind kids that God will always forgive us when we admit we’ve sinned and ask for forgiveness.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week encourage each other to find a friend or family member who has wronged you. Maybe prepare or buy some treats for them and give them to the person. Maybe you can tell them about the love of Christ or how God always accepts us no matter what we have done.


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