Yak Pak Week of May 3rd – May 9th

Posted: May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Jesus Returns to Heaven

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”
(Matthew 28:19-20)

Our hope is for our kids to: Tell others about Jesus

(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:1-11) After the resurrection, Jesus gave his disciples instructions on what to do next before he ascended into heaven. One of those instructions was to “go and make disciples”. This was easy for the disciples because they knew for sure that Jesus was who he said he is. By staying 40 days with the disciples they saw him long enough to know that this is the man who they followed for years, and who also died and rose again. Because of this we know that we can be confident in our faith, and spread the gospel to all.

Talk with your kids about how you first learned about Jesus. You might share experiences of people telling you about Jesus and heaven. Perhaps someone shared with you what it would look like to have a meaningful friendship with Jesus. Talk with your kids about the best way to share your faith in Jesus. Then encourage your children to each pick one person they’d like to tell about Jesus this week. Check back at the end of the week to see how each person followed through.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Get a blank sheet of paper and some crayons, and then gather the family. Explain that the family will work together to make “disciples” by teaching what they know about Jesus. Each person should take a turn sharing one thing he or she knows about Jesus. As the person shares, he or she should draw one part of a person on the sheet of paper. For example, while drawing a person’s head one person might say that Jesus taught about the kingdom of God. See how many disciples your family can make in this manner.


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