Yak Pak Week of April 7th – 13th

Posted: April 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Spring Into Action!

Key Verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: We should keep following God

(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 5:12-42) After the resurrection of Jesus, the apostles were faced with a challenge. They had to continue life without Jesus present among them. Acts is all about their response. We see that they began to teach and spread the word about our risen savior, and nothing stopped them from spreading the word. They were thrown in prison and warned from the Sanhedrin, the ruling court of that day, to not speak about Christ. However, nothing stopped them from spreading the word of God and proclaiming their faith, and nothing in the whole entire world can stop the word of God from being spread.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you felt persecuted. Perhaps someone made fun of your political views, or maybe you experienced discrimination at your job. Then talk with your kids about what it might look like to be persecuted for their faith—anything from someone picking on them because they choose to pray at school, to a relative refusing to talk to them because they’re Christians. Think about how the apostles survived hard times. Encourage your kids to keep following God during hard times, just as the apostles did.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Create a jail cell using toothpicks or craft sticks. Leave a small opening in the top. During the week, have family members write the trials they face on slips of paper and put them in the jail. At the end of the week, assign a family member to break open the jail. Hand out slips of paper, and have each family member pray for the person and trial written on his or her slip of paper. After each prayer, say in unison, Jesus sets us free”.


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