Yak Pak Week of February 22nd – 28th

Posted: February 20, 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: Everyone is important to Jesus

(Open the bible and read to your child Mark 10:13-16) The disciples were beginning to understand how important Jesus was to everyone. Most likely they began to feel it was their job to maintain crowd control. So when people began to bring children to him, they felt that it was a waste of Jesus’ time. The disciples felt that Jesus needed to be around influential people, and children didn’t fit that profile. As he did many times in his ministry, Jesus challenged the status quo. He ignored what the disciples considered politically important—appeasing the religious leaders of the day—and spent his time blessing children. In this act of blessing the children, Jesus showed the common person—even the small child—how important we all are to him.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk to your children about how much you love them and how important they are to you. You might even share with your children some details surrounding their births. For example, you might tell your children what you were thinking and feeling the first time you saw them. Or you might share about the moment you were proudest of each child. Then talk with your children about how important they are to God. Let them know that God loves them and cares for them a million times more than you ever can. Encourage your kids to talk about what it means to them to know they’re loved that much.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Plan a neighborhood or church prayer walk with your child. One afternoon, walk with your child around your neighborhood or church, and take turns naming children you both know who are important to Jesus. See how many names you can come up with. Pray for each child you name. Explain to your child that Jesus loves everyone, even if we can’t name them all. Affirm your child by telling him or her that he or she is important to you and especially important to Jesus.



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