Yak Pak Week of February 8th – 14th

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Jesus Loves

Key Verse: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”
(Mark 10:14)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus helps us believe

(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 14:22-33) One day, after Jesus spent a full day healing, preaching, and feeding a crowd, he spent an entire night praying in solitude and getting rest. The disciples remained off at a distance in their own boat. The winds and waves started to batter the boat the disciples were in, when suddenly they saw a figure walking towards them on top of the water! They knew this couldn’t be a human, so at first they thought it was a ghost. At this point Jesus spoke to them telling them to not be afraid. Peter gathered the courage to walk towards Jesus, right on top of the water! Peter was doing great until he took his eyes and focus off Jesus and worried about the storm. At that point, Peter began to sink, so he cried out to Jesus. Jesus told him there was no need to doubt, and to trust in Him!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Discuss a time you doubted God and his ability to keep a promise he made in the Bible. Remember, kids can learn from your weaknesses as well as your strengths. Perhaps you lost a job and doubted God’s ability to provide for your family. Or perhaps you made such a big mistake that you doubted God could ever forgive you or use you again. Then talk about how God overcame your doubts and helped you believe by providing for you or using you in a way you could never have expected. Encourage your kids to share any doubts they might be having. Then, as a family, talk to God and ask him to take away your doubts.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
One night this week during dinner, talk with your family about times it’s hard to have faith. Let each person tell about a time in the past when he or she has doubted. Then have each person tell how God was faithful in that situation. Next, let each person tell about a fear or hardship he or she is facing right now. As a family, vow to pray for each other to have faith in those situations. Then thank God in advance for his faithfulness!


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