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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 13

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: Remember and Celebrate

Festival of Jubilee: Celebrating God's Gift of Freedom

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God is Redeemer

Fall of Mankind: Genesis 2—3. After mankind sinned, God promised to send the Redeemer to restore relationship with Him.

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • God created us to live in the garden of Eden, to be in perfect relationship with Him, and to worship Him with all of our hearts, minds, and souls. We weren’t intended to live in a broken world.

  • In Genesis 3v15, God said to Satan, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

  • Jesus would be Eve’s offspring, and He would have victory over Satan.

  • The words of Genesis 3v15 are called the protevangelium, “the first gospel,” because they were God’s first promise to send the Redeemer—Christ.

 

Connect as a family

Read Genesis 2v8–22 outside with your children, preferably while sitting on green grass, next to a tree, or near flowers. After you’ve read the passage, tell your children that when Adam and Eve lived with God in the garden of Eden, they walked and talked with Him. Explain that Adam and Eve eventually disobeyed God and broke their relationship with Him, but God sent Jesus to restore that relationship. Share that we also sin, but God offers us forgiveness so we can be close to Him.


After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • How did God create Adam?

  • What do you think it might have been like to live in the garden

  • What command did God give to Adam?

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God as Redeemer 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 know that God made the way for you to be in relationship with Him because He loves you and He is good.

K – Grade 5Jamie Haley