Yak Pak Week of January 19th – 25th

Posted: January 16, 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 wants everyone to follow him

(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 4:12-25) After Jesus called his first disciples he began to teach, preach, and heal. He left his hometown of Nazareth and preached to large crowds and in the synagogues. Jesus would also go on to do various healings, as He was able to heal any and every disease or illness known to man. These healings were done so that people would believe in who Jesus is. The entire purpose and plan for Jesus’ ministry was so we could all follow him and have eternal life.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Remind your kids about a time they came to you for help. For example, maybe your child couldn’t figure out a math problem. Or perhaps your child was struggling with a bully at school and asked you to talk to the teacher or the other child’s parent. Then talk with your kids about the fact that Jesus wants us to come to him when we need help. Encourage your kids to talk about what it looks like to come to Jesus and how Jesus might respond in specific situations. Then as a family, come to Jesus in prayer.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Help your child create a family newsletter that tells what God has done for your family over the past year. Help your child pick out favorite photos from the past year, or have your child draw pictures of the amazing ways God has blessed your family. Have your child attach the photos or drawings to blank pages. Encourage your child to say things he or she has noticed as answered prayers or blessings. For young kids write the words down for them, and let him or her copy the words onto the pages. Ask: How has Jesus helped you during the past year? Who are people you’d like to tell about Jesus? Make copies of the newsletter for your friends and family if you wish.


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