Yak Pak Week of November 8th – 14th

Posted: November 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
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God makes a Covenant with Abram

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God has good plans for us

Key Verse:
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’”
Jeremiah 29:11

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Gen 15:1-18) Abram and Lot were now separated, and after some time Abram received a vision from the Lord. God told Abram once again that he would have a son, and his descendants would be numerous. Although Abram was growing restless, he believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. The Lord made a covenant with Abram according to tradition. However one thing was changed, God put Abram in a deep sleep so the covenant (contract) was unilateral. All the work was up to God, and Abram didn’t have to do a thing! This surely is God showing his grace and mercy to Abram.

Share:
Tell about a plan you made that didn’t go the way you thought it would but turned out for the best. Maybe your occupation isn’t what you thought it would be as you were growing up but you’re happy in what you’re doing. Or you’d made plans to travel the world and have adventures and then your kids became a greater adventure than you could’ve planned. Why are you satisfied with the way things turned out despite not being exactly what you planned? Invite your kids to tell about plans they’ve made for their future. You can invite God into all of your plans and trust that if plans change along the way, God always has the best for you in mind. Even when life is difficult, God has a plan for good things to come through hardship.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Have a family planning hour. Quiet the noise in your house, and have family members list the things they want to do in the next week. Discuss how God can help family members to accomplish their plans. Make a family commitment to follow God’s leading as these plans unfold. Have each family member pray for another family member this week so everyone has a prayer partner.

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