Yak Pak Week of September 27th – October 3rd

Posted: September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Cain kills Abel

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God wants us to love our families

Key Verse:
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves” 
Romans 12:10

(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 4:1-16) Cain and Abel both presented their offerings to God. Abel gave a gift from his heart, showing appreciation for all that God had done for him. Cain however, seemed to give a gift out of obligation. When Cain saw that God looked more favorably towards Abel’s offering, he grew jealous. Cain’s jealousy was so great that he got his brother alone somewhere and killed him. God warned Cain about sin and where it leads you. God did forgive Cain, but there were still consequences. Cain faced the consequences, but the grace of God was evident. God protected Cain from those who may wish to do him harm.

Develop the kind of love described in Romans 12:10 by practicing “words of appreciation” with your family. Expressing gratitude is a great way to love one another. Choose one family member at a time. Then have all family members tell what they appreciate about that person. Continue until everyone has had a turn. End with a big family hug!

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Play the No Jealousy Zone Game! Any time someone in your family achieves some success, everyone else will race to heap praise on that person. Think of simple ways to honor that person, such as offering to do chores for a day, an extra treat, or letting him or her pick out a movie or choose a fun activity to do. Everyone’s a winner!


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