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The Parent Weekly


The Parent Weekly

We believe parents are the primary teachers in a child's life. Because of this, we post a Parent Weekly each Sunday which includes big ideas from that week’s teaching, the memory verse, questions for family discussion, and a look at where we’re headed the following week. Our hope is for this to be a helpful tool as you continue raising your kids to love God and love people.

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Welcome, you'll find the most recent lessons below:



Year 1, Fall: Lesson 13


What we learned today

Big Idea: Remember and Celebrate. God made me


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God keeps His promise (part 1)

Luke 1v26–56; Matthew 1v18–25 Mary received the news that she was going to have a baby whom she was to name Jesus, the promised Savior. At the time she received this news, Mary was engaged to a man named Joseph. God told Joseph in a dream about the baby Jesus. He is the fulfillment of the promise God had made long ago to redeem mankind.


Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  •  At the same time Mary was carrying Jesus,
    her cousin Elizabeth was also carrying a
    baby who was John the Baptist.

  • It was an angel who told Mary and Joseph
    to give the baby the name Jesus.


Connect as a family

Read Genesis 1v26–31. After reading, remind
your child that God created the world and everything in it.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:

  • Was Mary happy or sad when the angel told her she was going to have a baby? Mary was troubled when she saw the angel and heard his message, but full of joy when she understood.

  • Who is the Savior that God promised to send?

    Jesus is the promised Savior!

One way children learn the faithfulness of God is through their parents. When we keep our promises and follow through with what we say, little ones are able to see how God keeps His promises.



Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.

Open a Bible and read Luke 1v46–47: Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you always rejoice in God because He always keeps His promises.

3's – 4'sJamie Haley