Yak Pak Week of November 24th – 30th

Posted: November 21, 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 know that: God helps us with our problems

(Open the bible and read to your child 2 Chronicles 20: 1-30) Jehoshaphat was king of Judah at the same time Ahab was king of Israel. Jehoshaphat followed God and didn’t worship Baal, so God made him powerful. He had over a million fighting men for his Army! When Jehoshaphat learned of the threat of a vast army invading Edom, he didn’t respond by sounding the battle cry and mustering the troops. Instead, he went to God to see what He wanted him to do. God responded through Jahaziel, with instructions to not fight. They were not to fight, but rather have a time of praise and worship. When the fighting began, the enemies began fighting each other, as they were confused in battle.  The victory was given to Judah because of their faith and trust in God’s ability to help them in the midst of their problems.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a tough situation where you trusted God. Perhaps you’ve recently dealt with an illness in the family or a tough financial time. What were the benefits of trusting God? What things prevented you from trusting God? How were you able to trust God through the difficult moments? Then talk with your children about things that prevent them from trusting God when they have problems.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Give each family member an index card. Write down a few things that cause them anxiety. For younger kids, have them draw a picture of something that makes them sad. When everyone is finished talk about how God wants to take away our worries. When you are finished think of ways you can dispose of the cards (burn them in a campfire, fireplace, etc), and then pray and ask God to take away your worries and anxiety.



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