Yak Pak Week of December 8th – 14th

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Jesus is Born

Key Verse: “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved’”
(Romans 10:12-13)

Our hope is for our kids to: Trust God’s Plans

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Isaiah 7:13-14; Matthew 1:18-25) The story of the birth of Jesus is a familiar and interesting one. Matthew’s gospel which was written primarily to Jews was intended to show that Jesus was indeed the Messiah promised by the prophets. There is no doubt that Matthew used Isaiah 7:14 to convince skeptics that Jesus was the promised Messiah.  Joseph stayed faithful and married Mary, because he saw that the birth of Jesus was God’s plan.  

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you thought you knew the best plan, but things didn’t work out the way you thought they would. Maybe you chose not to follow a map because you thought you knew where you were going, but you got lost instead. Or perhaps you accepted an offer for what you thought would be your dream job, but it ended up sapping your energy and taking away your family time. Encourage your kids to share examples of times their plans didn’t work out in the ways they envisioned either. Then as a family, talk about times it’s hard to trust God’s plans, and discuss what keeps you from trusting him in specific situations.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Sit down at the end of the week, and list some of the good plans that God showed your family during the week. For example, maybe God helped a parent with a presentation at work, or he kept the family safe during a storm. Let each family member talk about how God took care of your family during the week. Thank God for the plans he had for your family, and ask the lord to help you keep trusting him, especially when things happen that you can’t understand.

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