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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, Spring: Lesson 8


What we learned today

Big Idea: Jesus is the good news (part 2)

Matthew 28v16–20 Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He met with His apostles on a mountain in Galilee where He commissioned them to spread the good news to all nations.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God is Love (part 1)

Acts 11v19–30. The apostles shared God’s love with the people in Antioch, and many of them decided to follow Jesus. As Barnabas and Paul returned to teach, God’s love prompted the church in Antioch to help provide for the people in Jerusalem who were facing a famine.


Dig into God’s Word.

  • Read Acts 11v27–30. Remind your child that it was God’s love that prompted the church in Antioch to want to help their brothers and sisters in Jerusalem.


Connect as a family

Praise your child’s effort to help with housework and remind him that helping your family honors God.

Discuss these ides together:

  • Why were the people in Antioch taking care of each other?

  • The people loved God and others, just as God had asked them to.



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 36v7a: “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!”