Yak Pak Week of October 27th – November 2nd

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Harvest the Wise

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: Trust God completely

(Open the bible and read to your child 1 Kings 17:7-24) During the reign of King Ahab, a drought fell over Israel. This drought was a result of a line of kings who did evil, as well as a way for God to show that Baal was powerless. Baal was the false god that the people of Israel worshipped that was responsible for rain. Well the prophet Elijah met a poor widow in the town of Zarepath. We aren’t sure if the widow was a believer, but we know she chose to obey Elijah. She gave up her last bit of food, did as Elijah requested, and was rewarded by having all the food she, Elijah, and her son needed. Later, when the widow’s son grew ill and died, she blamed Elijah and God. Elijah saw this as an opportunity for God to lead the widow in her faith journey. So acting on faith, Elijah cried out to God, and God brought the child back to life.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk with your children about a time you trusted God completely. Tell your children why you needed to trust God and what God did for you as a result of trusting him. Then allow your children to share any areas where they need to trust God. Maybe they’re worried about passing a class in school, or maybe they’re concerned about a relationship they have. Encourage your children to think about how trusting God can help in these situations.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week when you’re all together as a family, tell each family member to think of a challenge or problem they are facing this week. Then take turns sharing. Commit that you will pray for each other. Talk about trusting in God completely for this issue or problem, and then share results sometime in the future.


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