Yak Pak Week of September 20th – 26th

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Adam and Eve Sin

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God doesn’t want us to sin

Key Verse:
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 3) God made us in his image. And he also made us to have a free will. God didn’t want us to be forced to love him or obey Him, he wanted us to have a choice. This choice is what also got Adam and Eve into trouble. They listened to the serpent who deceived them into eating form the forbidden tree.  The serpent made them question God, and made it seem like God didn’t have their best interest in mind. This is far from the truth. In fact, even after they sinned God made an immediate plan for us to be reconciled to him. Once we receive Christ as our savior, we end the separation that sin has caused, and we begin our eternal lives with God.

Share:
Tell your family about a time you experienced unexpected or undeserved forgiveness. Maybe a friend forgave you after you said something insulting or your supervisor showed grace after a significant mistake at work. What about your experience of forgiveness impacted you? Allow your kids to share their experiences with forgiveness. God’s forgiveness of our sin is much like when we’re forgiven by another person without earning it. It’s a wonderful gift! God loves us so much he sent Jesus to take the punishment of our sins, and God forgives us in return.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Peppered With Sin
Fill a bowl with water for each family member, and gather everyone around a table. Place a bowl in front of each person, and sprinkle a layer of black pepper on top of everyone’s water. Have a bar of soap nearby. Say: This black pepper represents the sin in our lives.

Ask: What can we do to remove all the pepper from our water? What’ll make it
difficult to get every piece of pepper out?
Say: It’s impossible to remove sin from our lives on our own. God knows that, and
that’s why God sent his Son, Jesus, to help us clean up the messy sin in our lives.

Have everyone wet one of their fingers with water and coat that finger by rubbing it
across a bar of soap.

Say: The soap represents Jesus. Now dip your soapy finger into the center of your
bowl and watch what happens.
The soap will drive the pepper to the edges of the bowl.

Say: Jesus helps us clean up and get away from sin so we can be close to God.

Discuss:
• What can we do as a family to follow Jesus to get close to God?
• What are sins you want to get away from?
• What can you do to get away from those sins?

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