Yak Pak Week of November 1st – 7th

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Lot and Abram Divide the Land

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God wants us to put others first

Key Verse:
“Do to others as you would have them do to you”
Luke 6:31

(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 13) Abram and Lot were headed north back to the land God had promised to Abram’s descendants. It is here that we read Abram and Lot were very wealthy, and a single area could not contain both camps. The solution would be for them to split up. Abram decided to let Lot choose, which was something Abram did not have to do. Culturally Abram was more powerful and wealthy as well as a respected leader. He should have had his pick, and he should have taken the better land. However, Abram put Lot above himself and Lot chose the better land. It would have been appropriate for Lot to do the right thing and give Abram the better land, but Lot only thought of himself. Abram wanted to keep peace with his nephew and his family, so he was willing to give up what was rightly his for the benefit of both parties.

Tell kids what Luke 6:31 means to you. Then allow your children to tell you what they think the verse means. Invite your children to think of an act of kindness they’d love to receive, such as breakfast in bed, someone else cleaning their room, or someone sharing their favorite tech gadget or toy. After they’ve thought of something, have them tell what it is and why they’d appreciate someone doing that for them. Then challenge each family member to do that thing for someone else in your family this week.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Talk with your family, and declare a “Get Along Zone” somewhere in your house for a week—the kitchen table, the family room, the car—a place where you all agree that everyone will honestly cooperate to resolve disagreements. At the end of the week, evaluate: How well did it work? Was it positive? Do you want to renew for another week?


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