Yak Pak Week of March 22nd – 28th

Posted: March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Jesus Saving Time

Key Verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”
(John 3:16)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus loves everyone

(Open the bible and read to your child John 4:5-42) It was about noon, and Jesus stopped for a drink. It was a great time for a drink, but the wrong time to draw water. A Samaritan woman was apparently not welcome with the other women who drew from the well in the morning or the evening. It was also not the custom for a Jewish man to speak to a Samaritan woman, so she was very surprised when Jesus asked her for a drink. However, Jesus was more concerned about the woman’s relationship with God than appearances or customs. Because Jesus acted out of love, the woman was able to see who he was and change her life. In addition, she went back to tell her people that she had met the messiah!  

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Share from your own experience (or from the experience of a family friend) about how knowing Jesus has changed your life. Talk about what’s been better and even what’s been harder in your life as a Christian. For example, maybe being a Christian has helped you handle difficult situations with more grace. On the other hand, maybe being a Christian has made it harder for you to relate to family members who aren’t Christians. Encourage your kids to share ways knowing Jesus has changed their lives as well.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Gather clear drinking glasses for all family members, a pitcher of water, a bowl of ice cubes, and tongs. You’ll also need a Bible. Talk about how Jesus asked the Samaritan woman for a drink of water. Read John 4:9-10. Have each family member serve another one a glass of water with ice. Have someone read John 4:13-14. Share how Jesus’ love is like living water—it flows on forever in those who receive it. Pray that God will help your family share that “loving” water of Jesus with each other and with the world.


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