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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, Summer: Lesson 5

 

What we learned today

Big Idea: Jesus is the good news

The Great Commission. Matthew 28v16–20. Jesus meets the disciples on a mountain in Galilee and instructs them to spread His good news to all the nations of the world.

 

Where we're headed next time

Remember & Celebrate:

Feast of Tabernacles: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Abundant Blessings

 

Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

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

  • During the festivals, the Israelites ate, danced, sang, played instruments, prayed, and offered sacri ces to God. 

  • God’s people celebrated the Feast
    of Tabernacles with thanksgiving to remember God’s many blessings.
    For seven days they lived in tents or temporary shelters they decorated with colorful ornaments. 

  • The New Testament signi cance of this feast reminds us that this life is temporary, and that our joy will be complete in our future home and inheritance with Jesus.

 

Connect as a family

This week, invite the whole family to build a simple tent together—a camping tent in the backyard or a blanket tent indoors. When finished, gather everyone inside to share a special snack or dessert as you remember and celebrate God’s blessings—like God’s people did when they celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles. Read Deuteronomy 16v13–15. Discuss how God has blessed your family. End by praying, thanking God for all His blessings. Rejoice that we have a future home with Jesus forever.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:

  • How did people celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles? 

  • What did God promise to the people when they celebrated this feast?

  • How has God blessed you?

These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how to Remember and Celebrate God’s Abundant Blessings in 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 you give thanks to the Lord because He is good.