Yak Pak Week of November 10th – 16th

Posted: November 7, 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 19: 9-18) Elijah had just defeated hundreds of prophets of Baal, which made Queen Jezebel very angry. Because Elijah proved God was the one true God and proved Baal did not exist, the queen sought to kill Elijah. This made Elijah flee, and plea to the Lord, saying that he was alone and afraid for his life. God told Elijah to wait for Him on the mountain, so Elijah obeyed. While there God taught Elijah a very valuable lesson; that He is with us always. God wasn’t in the huge earthquake, the gusty wind, or the powerful fire. God chose to speak to Elijah in a gentle whisper, signifying that God isn’t just in the big things, but in the gentle things as well. God further encouraged Elijah by letting him know there were over 7000 prophets in Israel, meaning that he was not alone.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk to your children about a time you were feeling lonely. Maybe you’d moved away from friends and family. Or maybe you were surrounded by people who just didn’t understand you. What helped you overcome your loneliness in that situation? How was God involved? Discuss how knowing that God is with you during lonely times will affect the next time you face a similar situation. Then encourage your kids to talk about times they’ve felt all alone.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
This week go on a “God’s Presence” field trip. Take a walk or a drive through your community, looking for evidence that God is keeping his promise to be with us. For example, someone may point out a sunset, a church, a hospital where people experience healing, or a community center where people help each other. Take pictures of the evidence you find , and collect the pictures in a “God’s Presence” album to look at when you need reminders that God is with us.



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