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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 7

Hello parents! We now have free coloring books available for children who remain in the gathering with their family. Available at the Kids check-in desk.

 

What we learned today

Big Idea: Jesus is God (part 1)

Matthew 8v23–27; Mark 4v35–41.Jesus calms the storm with just three words: “Quiet! Be still!” Jesus can control nature—He can save the world.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Jesus is God (part 2)

Matthew 8v23–27; Mark 4v35–41.Jesus calms the storm with just three words: “Quiet! Be still!” Jesus can control nature—He can save the world.

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • The Sea of Galilee sits 686 feet below sea level, and it’s not uncommon for violent storms to arise producing waves over seven feet high!

  • Jesus slept soundly during the storm while His disciples were fearing for their lives.

 

Connect as a family

Your child is beginning to develop his imagination. Make some waves during bath time and allow him to act out this part of The Big God Story.

Read Mark 4:35–41. After reading remind your child that Jesus can control the waves with just His words.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:

  • What does this part of The Big God Story tell you about Jesus?That’s right, He is all-powerful.

  • What was Jesus doing during the storm? Sleeping! That’s right … Jesus wasn’t scared, because He is God and that’s amazing.

 

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.

Open a Bible and read John 20:31a: “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.”

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), I pray you will come to understand and know that Jesus is God and experience how amazing He is.

3's – 4'sJamie Haley