Yak Pak Week of February 15th – 21st

Posted: February 13, 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 accepts everyone

(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 19:1-10) Zaccheus was considered a very sinful man, because he was a chief tax collector. Jews at this time despised tax collectors because they often were dishonest and took a lot of money away from hard working people. This also made Zaccheus very rich. When Jesus came to town Zaccheus wanted to find out who he was, and since Zaccheus was very short, he climbed into a tree to see Him. At this point Jesus called Zaccheus down and went to his house. People were very upset and told Jesus that he is in the home of a sinner. After spending some time with Jesus, Zacchaeus was apparently convinced that Jesus was who he said he was. As a response Zaccheus began to trust in God’s grace. He gave back to the people he ripped off and changed his ways. Jesus’ declaration that Zacchaeus had received salvation confirmed what had happened in Zacchaeus’ heart and the fact that God would accept even a despised tax collector if he placed his faith in Jesus!

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Ask your kids the following questions to encourage a family discussion about unconditional love. What’s unconditional love? What does unconditional love look like? Who are people who give you unconditional love? How can I help someone know Jesus’ unconditional love? As a family, brainstorm ways you could reach out to people who don’t know the love of Jesus yet. Commit to following through on one of those ideas this week.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Take a walk together through your neighborhood this week, and try to stop by at least a few houses you may never have stopped at before. Introduce yourself to your neighbors—ask about their families, their interests, and their concerns. Your act of love will be sure to show the light of Christ to those who may never have seen it before.


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