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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 5

 
 

What we learned today

Big idea: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life

Jesus Rises: John 14v6; 18v1—20v18. Jesus died and rose again! 

 

Where we're headed next time

Big idea: Remember & Celebrate

Feast of Trumpets: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Faithfulnes

 

Did you know?

    Share these facts to get the conversation started:

    • The Israelites celebrated seven annual feasts and festivals: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Feast of Harvest, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths). 

    • During the feasts, the Israelites ate, danced, sang, played instruments, prayed, and offered sacrifices to God. 

    • The Feast of Trumpets focused on the faithfulness of God. 

    • This feast consisted of a time of rest, “an offering made by fire,” and the blowing of the trumpets. 

     

    Connect as a family

    Set aside an evening to remember and celebrate as a family. Create a “feast” for your family. Do something special and spend the time remembering what God has done in the lives of your family members. Read Psalm 98. Do what the psalm says and shout for joy to the Lord as you declare His faithfulness. If you have a horn or trumpet, blow it in celebration of all God has done. Tell your children that this week in church they will have an opportunity to remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness to all of His children. 

    After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

    • What does faithful mean? 

    • How could someone show that he is faithful? 

    • When has God been faithful to you? 

    These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about God's faithfulness into your everyday life as a family. 

    Blessing

    A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words of encouragement and guidance over your child.

    A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you trust in God whose faithfulness is bigger than we can ever imagine.