Yak Pak Week of August 16th – 22nd

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Esther Saves Her People

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Everyone can serve God

Key Verse:
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” 

(Open the bible and read to your child Esther 2-9) Xerxes, the Persian King picked Esther as queen. Now Esther was a Jew, one of God’s chosen people, however the king did not know that.  Mordecai, Esther’s cousin, got into a little bit of trouble with Haman, a high ranking official. Haman ordered all to bow down to him, however Mordecai refused, stating that he will only bow down and worship God. Haman hated this, and had the king issue an order which would wipe out all Jews in the kingdom. When Mordecai heard about this, he urged Esther to go to the king and tell him about it. Esther took a risk and went to the king uninvited. The king was outraged that Haman would trick him into making a decree to wipe out Esther and her people. Therefore, the king removed Haman and saved Esther and the Jews. Esther was obedient in serving God where he had placed her , and God used her actions to preserve his people.

Tell your family about a time you helped someone. Maybe you gave food to hungry families or simply talked to someone who needed a friend. Have your children tell about times they’ve helped others. That’s service to God also—everyone can serve God.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Have a family talent show one night after dinner. Ask family members to think of a talent; then have them think of a way to present the talent to others in your show. Let family members act out their special talents for each other. Then, as a family, thank God for giving your family talents to use for him. Decide together one way your family can serve God this week, and then follow through!


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