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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 2, Spring: Lesson 13

 
 

What we learned today

Big Idea: Remember & Celebrate

Feast of Trumpets: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Righteousness.

 

Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: God Is Powerful. Acts 1—2; Luke 24v52–53. Jesus ascended into heaven and the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost.

 

Did you know?

    Share these facts to get the conversation started:

    • Jesus’ ascension into the clouds surely eliminated any doubts in the minds of the disciples about His deity. Jesus was both fully man and fully God— and He remains this way today.

    • The theological term for God becoming man is incarnation, which literally means “taking on flesh.” Jesus became the “God-man,” a being with two natures.

    • Only the power of God could forge such an incredible union!

    • When Jesus returned to be with His Father, He did not cease to be a man. As a man, He intercedes for us before God. 

     

    Connect as a family

    One night this week, gather your family together. Light a candle, or a few candles, and turn down the lights to provide a relaxed atmosphere. Talk with your children about how many different languages exist in the world. (Some estimates go as high as 6,700!) Discuss how difficult it would be to communicate with someone if you couldn’t understand her language. Then read Acts 2v1–12. Discuss how it might have felt for so many people to hear “the wonders of God” in their own languages. Talk about how the Holy Spirit can empower us to tell others about Jesus.

    After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

    • How did you see God’s power displayed in this passage?

    • Why was it important for the Holy Spirit to cause people to speak in different languages?

    • In what ways have you seen God’s power in your own life? 

    These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God is powerful 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 your life overflow with the power of the Holy Spirit. May God’s amazing power fill you with joy as you share Him with the world.