Yak Pak Week of January 26th – February 1st

Posted: January 23, 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: God blesses us when we choose his ways

(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 5:1-12) This passage is the beginning of a message Jesus preached called the Sermon in the Mount. Jesus is preaching to those who seem to have no hope, that may feel the kingdom is out of reach for them, but Jesus gives them hope. He tells them that there is a joy that He gives, and nothing in this world can take that away. He ends with the message of perseverance. There will be times when you are insulted or when you’re going through a hard time, but that’s when we can have confidence knowing God is with us and will love us through all our trials.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share with your kids a unique characteristic you’ve seen in them that you know pleases God. Make sure to include specific examples of those characteristics. For example, you might share how you’ve seen your child be generous with time or money. Or you might talk about how you’ve seen your child be forgiving and gracious to another family member. Ask your kids to come up with other positive attitudes and characteristics they’ve noticed in each other. Then encourage your kids to think about attitudes and characteristics in their lives that aren’t pleasing to God. Ask your children to commit to asking God to help them overcome those attitudes and behaviors to live in a way that pleases him.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Help your child turn a rainy day into a great day by making a special umbrella together! Use a white or light-colored nylon umbrella and some permanent fabric paints or permanent markers. Encourage your child to think of activities that your family likes to do on sunny days, such as tossing a Frisbee or playing catch with a ball. Then help your child draw and color pictures of those activities onto your special umbrella. The next time a rainy day threatens to ruin a day of fun, test out your new umbrella together and play in the puddles instead! Ask: What were some of the favorite activities you drew? How can you still have fun, even when it’s raining outside?  When bad things happen on earth, what does Jesus tell us to look forward to?


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