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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 9

 

What we learned today

Big Idea: God Speaks (Part 1)

1 Samuel 3 As a young man, the prophet Samuel lived in the temple studying under Eli the priest. One night, as Samuel was sleeping, he heard someone call his name. Eli realized it was God’s voice Samuel was hearing. He told Samuel to tell God that he was present and listening.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God Speaks (Part 2)

1 Samuel 3 As a young man, the prophet Samuel lived in the temple studying under Eli the priest. One night, as Samuel was sleeping, he heard someone call his name. Eli realized it was God’s voice Samuel was hearing. He told Samuel to tell God that he was present and listening.

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • Samuel lived in the temple of the Lord while he learned how to serve God from Eli the priest.

  • Samuel grew up hearing God’s voice and later served the Lord as a priest, prophet, and judge.

 

Connect as a family

Read 1 Samuel 3v1–9. Remind your child that God spoke to Samuel and He can speak to us too!

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:

  • Spend a short period of time in silence with your child. See what sounds your child can identify that he may not have heard otherwise (a bird chirping, the wind blowing through the trees, etc.) Ask: “How does God speak?”

  • Share a story with your child of a time when you heard God speak to you or direct you.

Young children are rarely still for extended periods of time. Encourage your child to play fun, simple games with you that allow him to practice being quiet in small time increments. This will help your child as he grows and learns to listen for God’s voice.

 

Blessing

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 Psalm 40v8: I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you hear God’s voice and follow Him every day.

3's – 4'sJamie Haley