Yak Pak Week of September 8th – 14th

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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The Rise of Fall

Key Verse: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him”
(James 1:5)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Being kind honors God and others.

(Open the bible and read to your child 2 Samuel 9) It was typical for a new King to seek out anyone in the previous Kings family and execute them, so that they would no longer be a threat. David was different. He wanted to honor his friend Jonathan, who saved his life. So he sought out anyone in Jonathan’s family and found Mephiboseth, Jonathan’s son. When he was a child, Mephiboseth was crippled when he fell while fleeing with his nurse after Jonathan and Saul had been killed in battle. He was likely hiding in fear as to what David would do to him. However, David showed kindness to him, much more than what was normal for that time. David showed that love and mercy were important qualities to him, and to God.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time someone unexpectedly showed kindness to you. Share how that kindness impacted you and your relationship with that person. Then ask your children to tell about times people have shown them special kindness—help with a difficult subject at school, willingness to teach a new skill, or a hug when needed, for example. Then talk about why God wants us to be kind to others and why showing kindness is so important.

 Activity/Challenge for Families:
Gather your family around the table, and have family members take turns sharing specific acts of kindness that they would like someone to show them. Create an “Acts of Kindness” list for each person, and tape it to the living room wall. Then have everyone secretly select one act of kindness from each person’s list to fulfill on the coming week. At the end of the week, gather everyone together and discuss how showing kindness can bring the family close together. Encourage family members to continue performing acts of kindness for one another in the weeks to come.


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