Yak Pak Week of June 2nd – 8th

Posted: May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Joyful June

Key Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’”
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: We can trust God with the future.

(Open the bible and read to your child Judges 6:1-16; 7:1-24) After Joshua died Israel was left without a clear leader to lead them. Because of this God had raised Judges, who were more or less military leaders rather than the kind of judge we think of today. Gideon was one such Judge who God appointed at a time the Midianites were fighting with Israel. God instructed Gideon to go from an army of many thousands to just three hundred! God wanted the people to see that they were saved by God’s power rather than their own military might.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share with your children about a time you were afraid of the future and trusting—or not trusting—God was a big issue. If you did trust God, what happened? If you didn’t, what happened? Encourage your family members to come up with day-to-day situations in which you might need to trust God. For example, you might have to trust God when dealing with someone mean at school, facing the loss of a job, or making a major decision about college. Then discuss ways you can encourage each other to trust God during each of these situations this week.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Create your own family timeline, and include what each family member would like to see happen in the future. On a sheet of newsprint or butcher paper, first write Mom and Dad’s wedding date. Then on the timeline, place the day each child in the family was born, and other important events. When you’ve completed the current and future timeline, pray together as a family, committing to trust God with the future events.


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