Yak Pak Week of January 12th – 18th

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Celebrate New Beginnings

Key Verse: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
(John 1:1)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus is our friend

(Open the bible and read to your child John 1:35-42) In the book of John the first words of Jesus is found in verse 38 of chapter one when he says, “What do you seek?”. He knew Peter and Andrew were looking for something. It is the same for our lives, as we are made to seek after something, to have a desire to know our creator. This question is answered when we meet and follow Jesus, just like Peter and Andrew did many many years ago.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk with your children about your best friend. Share how you met your friend, some of the things you’ve done with your friend, and some of the characteristics that make that person a great friend. Encourage your children to talk about their relationships with their best friends as well. Then talk about the things it takes to keep a friendship strong, such as shared interests or spending quality time together. Think together as a family about how those things translate into a friendship with Jesus. Encourage family members to commit to spending more time this week on growing their relationships with Jesus.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Help your child make these chocolate roses, and take the treats to special family members and friends. Help your child melt a 12-ounce package of chocolate chips in a pan on the stove or in a microwavable glass bowl. After the chocolate has melted, let it cool for a minute or two. Then have your child carefully stir in 4 cups of corn flakes. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place the mounds of chocolate roses in the refrigerator until they become firm. Ask: Who can we give our chocolate roses to? What can we tell people about Jesus? Then tell your child, “Let’s take these roses to the special people we talked about. We can show those people that we love them and that Jesus loves them, too!”


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