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 9:36-43) This week’s passage reminds us that prayer is powerful and effective.  We see that Peter was called because a believer named Tabitha had passed away. Normally they would bury her immediately, but they waited patiently for Peter, in hopes that he would save her. When Peter arrived he told everyone to leave the upper room, and he began to ask what God wanted him to do. From his actions we can see that God wanted Peter to tell her to rise. Peter’s prayer was heard by God, and he raised Tabitha form death and instantly restored her. We know that miracles like this do not happen all the time, but our prayers are always heard and God always answers. It is important to remember that its Gods will that will be done, but he does love us, and acts on our prayers.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share about a time you prayed for something specific. How did God answer that prayer? Encourage our kids to share examples of what they’ve prayed for in the past and how God has answered their prayers. Then ask your kids to think and talk about the following questions: What kinds of things can we pray about? When can we pray? How do we know if God has heard our prayers? What kinds of answers does God give to prayers?

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Sit in a circle on the floor, and have a cell phone handy. Pass the phone around the circle, and as each family member receives it, he or she will share a prayer God has answered. That person will then say the bible point, “God answers when we pray” and pass the phone to the next family member.



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