Yak Pak Week of October 18th – 24th

Posted: October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
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People Build a Towel at Babel

Our hope is for our kids to know that: We put God first 

Key Verse:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength”
Deuteronomy 6:5

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 11:1-9) God had saved Noah and his family from the flood, and so the re-population of the earth began. A few generations later, mankind began to lose their focus on God. They wanted to gain recognition from something that they could do, some great accomplishment to boast about. The result was the building of a tower. They decided to build a tower to show so everyone could see how great they were. In a way, they were trying to be “gods” themselves. God saw that this would lead them further away from him, so to help mankind and save them from themselves, he confused their language. Everyone would find someone who spoke their language and form community. We need God for everything because our identity is in Christ. We can do great things because of Him.

Share:
Talk with your family about things or people you naturally put first in what you do. It could be family members, your health, your job, being successful, or anything else important to you. Then have your kids share what they put first when making their choices. Discuss ways you can put God first and include him as you make decisions.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
With a stack of plastic cups or containers, create as intricate a tower as you can. Then invite your family to work together to do the same thing. Designate a parent as the Foreman to supervise construction, but require everyone to be absolutely silent as the Foreman “tells” someone in your family how to begin construction. That person will then “tell” (without talking) another family member until the last person actually starts building the tower. Repeat the process for as many cups or containers as you have available. When the tower is built, talk about it using some questions like these: How well does a project go when you can’t communicate? What about our activity is like what the people building the tower of Babel did? Prepare to repeat your activity, but pray first this time—dedicating your tower to God. Then talk to each other as you build your tower again. What went better the second time you built your tower? What did you like about dedicating your efforts to God?

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