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

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 12:1-18) In this passage Herod Agrippa is persecuting Christians to try and win favor with the Jews. This Herod is the third in a line of bad Herod’s, the first one tried to kill Jesus when Jesus was just a baby. Agrippa had already killed James, and now he arrested Peter. Peter was heavily guarded but God still used his power to free him. Even though there were sixteen guards, he escaped and was led by the angel through the gates to the street. Peter went to the others, who in their disbelief left him knocking at the door! Rhonda, the servant girl was so excited she ran to tell the others without letting Peter in. The others thought Herod killed him and that the person at the door was a guardian angel there to tell them the news. However, when they went to the door to see for themselves, they were truly amazed! Peter had been protected, a true answer to prayer!

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share an example of experiencing God’s help. It could be from your own personal experience or from the experience of someone you know. Maybe God healed someone in your family or supplied a job just when you needed it. Then talk with your kids about ways God helps us. Sometimes he answers our direct prayers, sometimes he gives us what we need before we even ask, and sometimes he sends his angels to work on our behalf. Then together, thank God for his help.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Look up the word angel to find scripture references regarding angels. Make a list of ways God used angels in bible times. When you’ve made your list, work together to make an angel food cake. While the cake bakes, imagine ways God might use angels to help your family today. Then think of ways that you, as a family, can serve God and others. As you enjoy eating your cake, thank God for loving you enough to send angels to help you.

 

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