Yak Pak Week of September 15th – 21st

Posted: September 12, 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.

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child 2 Samuel 12:1-7; Psalm 51:1-12) Here we see the prophet Nathan confronting David about a wrong that he has done. This sin that David had committed resulted in consequences. David had killed one of his soldiers so that he could take that soldier’s wife as his own. This sin devastated David and his kingdom, but we read in Psalms that David expressed his remorse and repentance because he realized that sin separates us from God. This separation does not last because Jesus reunites us with God through his death and resurrection.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you hurt someone else and then had to ask that person for forgiveness. Share how that person responded and how you felt afterward. Then talk about a time you hurt someone and were unable or unwilling to ask that person for forgiveness. Share what your relationship with that person is like now and how not asking for forgiveness has impacted you. Talk with your children about the effects of not confessing sins to God. Discuss how God is willing to forgive us when we confess our sins to him. Emphasize that no matter the sins we commit; God will forgive us and give us a clean start.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Take a trip to the park as a family, and look for things that remind you of God’s forgiveness. As you find things, take pictures of them. You may take pictures of people, flowers, rocks, or anything that reminds you of God’s forgiveness. As a family, talk about what things you took pictures of and why they remind you of God’s forgiveness.

 

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