Yak Pak Week of May 12th – 18th

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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For the Love of May

Key Verse: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved”
(Acts 16:31)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus saves us

(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 16:16-34) As Paul continued to preach the gospel he ran across a slave girl who told fortunes. This girl was demon possessed and followed Paul and his team for a few days, until finally Paul got annoyed. Paul didn’t want people to think this girl was associated with him, so he commanded the spirit to leave the slave girl. This left her owners angry, because they made a lot of money from her fortune telling. They dragged Paul and Silas to the authorities who put them in jail. Being in jail did not stop Paul and Silas from praising God, and soon an earthquake came and unshackled not only them, but all the prisoners! The guard knew he would surely be punished, so he took his sword and started to end his own life. However, Paul stopped him and told him about the love of Jesus, and as a response the guard accepted Christ and was baptized!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Play this Yes game with your children. The object of the game is to practice saying yes by trying not to say no. Try to have a regular conversation about everyone’s day, the weather, or what you learned in church this last week. Award a point each time someone says yes until someone says no. At that point, the game is over. At the end of the game, explain to your kids that we want to say yes to Jesus just as the jailer did in this week’s Bible lesson.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
One night this week, make milkshakes for everyone. After you’ve made the milkshakes use a package of sugar wafers to build a small prison by stacking them on a plate. Then have everyone grab hold of the plate and shake it gently, causing the “prison walls” to fall down. Then enjoy your milkshakes and eat some cookies as you review the bible story of how God used an earthquake to shake the prison and knock down the walls. Then talk about how Paul and Silas remained in jail and how as a result, the jailer believed in Jesus.


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