Yak Pak Week of August 4th – 10th

Posted: August 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Hot August Sundays

Key Verse: “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
(Matthew 5:44)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God can help us all do great things

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child 1 Samuel 17:1-50) David was already anointed as king, but it was likely kept a secret for awhile. Here we see David being trained by King Saul, even though Saul had no idea he was training his replacement! The Philistines and the Israelites were on opposing hills waiting for the other to attack first. The warrior representative for the Philistines was Goliath, a man nearly ten feet tall that everyone was afraid of. However, David knew that with God would use him to do something great, so he took a sling and a rock and hurled it at Goliath. The rock was not a pebble, but likely the size of a baseball traveling nearly 100mph. The force is definitely strong enough to take of the Philistine Goliath, giving David the victory. David was a teen at the time.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about someone who’s doing great things for God. What is that person doing? What great things can you do for God in your own life? Do yard work for a neighbor who can’t get out of the house? Move to foreign country to be a missionary? Ask your kids to think about the kinds of people God uses to do great things. Encourage your kids with the fact that God used a young boy to save the Israelites from their enemies. Talk with your kids about the kind of great things they can do for God.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week, take time together as a family to discuss “giants” in one another’s lives. Then build a giant out of paper cups. Write one of you “giants” on each of the cups, and then build a giant tower with the cups. When you’ve finished building your tower, take turns shooting rubber bands at it to knock it down.

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