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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 4

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: God's Power changes everything.

Healing of the Beggar. Acts 3v1–10. Peter healed a beggar through the Holy Spirit's power.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God's son changes everything.

Paul's Conversion. Acts 9v1–31. Jesus spoke to Saul on the road to Damascus.

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • Before his conversion, Paul was a Pharisee, a scholar of the Jewish Law, and the leader of the persecution of the church. 

  • Once Jesus came to Paul, Paul knew that Jesus was God.

  • Once Paul was filled with the Spirit, he dedicated the rest of his days to proclaiming that Jesus is the Son of God.

 

Connect as a family

Take a short walk with your children. After your walk, find a quiet spot and read the biblical account of Paul’s conversion in Acts 9v1–18. When you finish reading, ask your children what they think Paul might have felt like when he suddenly heard from God and found himself blind. Ask them if they feel like they’ve ever heard from God. (Remind them that it’s okay if they haven’t heard from Him.)


After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • How do you think Saul might have felt while he was speaking with Jesus on the road?

  • Why do you think God sent Ananias to pray for Saul?

  • How has Jesus changed your life? 

 

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 be transformed by knowing Jesus came to earth, died, and rose again for you.