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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 2

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: God restores relationship.

Trial, Crucifixion, Resurrection: Luke 22v63—24v8. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again three days later!

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God's spirit changes everything.

Ascension and Holy Spirit: Matthew 28v16–20; Acts 1—2. After Jesus went back to heaven, the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost.

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • The day of Pentecost marked the beginning of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant, in which God had promised to bless everyone through Abraham’s seed.

  • Pentecost also began the fulfillment of Joel 2v28, in which God promised to “pour out [His] Spirit on all people.”

  • At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples to preach the good news in many languages.

  • On the day of Pentecost, three thousand people came to faith in Christ.

 

Connect as a family

Spend time with your children searching for an item in the house that comes from another country (for example, a picture, a book, or a souvenir). Read Matthew 28v16–20 and Acts 2v1–11. Explain that on the day God sent His Spirit, people from many different countries were present. Today there are lots of countries and languages in the world too, and Jesus wants people in every one of those places to hear about Him. Tell your kids about the item you found and the people it represents. Encourage your children to share what they know about other nations.


After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  •  Why is making disciples of all nations important?

  • How did receiving the Holy Spirit change things for the disciples

  • Why do we need the Holy Spirit today? How does He help us? 

 

Blessing

Blessings are often used in the Bible. 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’s Spirit has changed you so that you might become more like Him.