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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, Summer: Lesson 12

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: God is the beginning and the end.

Promise of Jesus’ Return Revelation 19v11–21; 21—22 Jesus is coming again!

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Remember and Celebrate

Festival of Jubilee: Celebrating God's Gift of Freedom

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • The Israelites celebrated seven annual festivals: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Feast of Harvest, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths).

  • During the festivals, the Israelites ate, danced, sang, played instruments, prayed, and offered sacrifices to God.

  • The Year of Jubilee occurred on the fiftieth year following the seven cycles of seven sabbatical years. This festival celebrated God’s gift of freedom. It was a consecrated year set aside to proclaim liberty and restoration for all the inhabitants of the land.

  • During the Year of Jubilee, debts were forgiven, and those who had sold themselves to settle a debt were set free. Through this festival God reminded His people that He would always provide for them and that He “held the deeds” to everything they held as possessions.

 

Connect as a family

During your child’s bedtime story, tell him you’re going to share a part of the best story of all time—The Big God Story. Then read Psalm 111. As you read the psalm, explain that this passage highlights some of the amazing things God did as He redeemed His people throughout His story


After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • What is God praised for in this passage?

  • What does this psalm say that God provides for His people?

  • How can we celebrate God’s gift of forgiveness?

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week.  Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God's gift of freedom into your everyday life as a family. 

 

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.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you remember God loves you very much and is always with you.

K – Grade 5Jamie Haley