Yak Pak Week of March 29th – April 4th

Posted: March 27, 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 says to love others as ourselves
(Open the bible and read to your child Luke 10:25-37) Jesus told the story of a good Samaritan in response to a question from a Jewish teacher of the Law. This story explains who our neighbor is, because it is written that we are to love our neighbor. In the story we see that a man was injured because of a robbery. As the priest walked by he avoided the injured man, likely because he didn’t want to be attacked himself or he didn’t want to become unclean. The Levite, who was someone who assisted the priest, avoided the man as well. But a Samaritan walked by and decided to help. It’s important to realize that Samaritans were hated by Jews because of their heritage. We would assume that the Samaritan would be the one who would have walked by, however we see that he was the one that was being a neighbor.

(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Tell about a time you really needed help and someone helped you. Share with your kids how you felt about being helped, and encourage your kids to share examples about times they were helped. Then think together about people you can show God’s love to by helping them—maybe it’s an older person in the neighborhood or a single mom in your church. Come up with a list of creative ways you can help at least one or two of these people regularly. You might bake cookies for them, do some yardwork, or buy a special book as a gift.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Make a list of all the people you know— including neighbors, teachers, church leaders, and acquaintances. Cut the list apart so that each name is on a different slip of paper. Put the paper slips in a bowl or basket. Each morning, draw a name and use the name to fill in the blank in the following question: “What does it mean to love [person’s name]?” Think of specific ways to show love to that person—and then commit to acting on one of your ideas.


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