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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, Winter: Lesson 2


What we learned today

Big Idea: God keeps His promise (part 2)

Luke 1v26–56; Matthew 1v18–25 Mary received the news that she was going to have a baby whom she was to name Jesus, the promised Savior. At the time she received this news, Mary was engaged to a man named Joseph. God told Joseph in a dream about the baby Jesus. He is the fulfillment of the promise God had made long ago to redeem mankind.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Jesus is born

Luke 2v8–20. While the shepherds were watching their sheep at night, the sky lit up and an angel of the Lord appeared to them. The shepherds were terrified. The angel told them not to be afraid for he had come with good news. The Savior had been born. The Promise they had been waiting for had finally come!


Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  •  The shepherds were the first to hear that
    Jesus had been born. God sent angels to tell
    them that the Savior had come.

  • After seeing Jesus, the shepherds praised
    God because they knew He had kept His
    promise to send a Savior.


Connect as a family

Read Luke 2v8–12. Ask your child whom the shepherds found in the manger. It was Jesus! Remind your child that we celebrate Christmas because Jesus, the promised Savior, was born!

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:

  • Who told the shepherds that Jesus had come? An angel shared the good news with them!

  • Were the shepherds happy or sad when they saw Jesus?

  • How did they show how happy they were? They praised God!



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 Luke 2v14: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you give glory to God for the gift of His Son, Jesus.

3's – 4'sJamie Haley