Yak Pak Week of April 14th – 20th

Posted: April 11, 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 9:1-20) Before Paul became the great Apostle that he is, he was Saul and he killed Christians. Saul was a devout Jew, and he did not like the idea of people saying Jesus was the Messiah. A man named Stephen was proclaiming Jesus was the Messiah and told everyone he was killed by the Jews. Because of this, Saul was there to approve of the stoning of Stephen. Later, as Saul traveled on the road to Damascus, he was blinded by a great light, and Jesus revealed himself to Saul. From that moment, Saul knew that Jesus was who he said he was, and began to spread the word about Christ, just like the people he wanted to kill! Saul changed his name to Paul and became a great witness for Christ.  

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Discuss a significant life change you experienced. It doesn’t necessarily have to be one that involved God. Maybe it was a move across country, or maybe it was the loss of a job. Talk about how it felt to experience that change. How was your experience similar to or different from Saul’s? What was the outcome? Then ask your kids to take a few minutes to think about changes they’ve experienced as a result of being friends with Jesus. Encourage your kids to think about how their experience has been similar to or different from Saul’s.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Spend an evening looking through old family photo albums and other memorabilia. Compare old pictures with new pictures, and note the changes you see. Talk about what you remember from the times pictured and what changes have taken place since then. Look and discuss evidence of changes Jesus has made in the life of your family.


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