The parent dispatch provides a link for partnering with parents. Our hope is that this might be one of the tools parents use in discipling their children. Through it the church and the home partner and mutually reinforce and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
June 10th (am)
This Sunday we went over idea that God speaks through His Word, the Bible. The passage from the Bible that we used to go over this idea is Jeremiah 36.
A helpful reminder this week can be about the fact that God speaks to us through His word. The Lord had Jeremiah write down His words of warning to the Israelites and King Jehoikim that they might repent of their sins, but he people and the King refused to listen. King Jehokim even burned the scroll. God gives his word to us that we would love and obey him, and know about Him and his blessing. God spoke to his people by telling Jeremiah what to write down. God also speaks to us though what he has written down for us in the bible. The bible is God's written world. It helps us know about God, about ourselves, and about how to be saved, and how to live. We can trust that the bible is God's words that he wants us to hear.
This concept can be practically reinforced by asking your child to imagine talking to God. What would they see? What would they hear? Ask them what they think God would say. Grab a bible. Talk about how God used men to write his words in this book. Tell your child that when we listen to what the bible has to say we hear God speaking.
memory verse: Ps 119:18, 72-73, "Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. The law from your mouth is more precious to me that then thousands of pieces of silver and gold. Your hands made me and formed me, give me understanding to learn your commands."
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March 3rd (pm)
This Sunday we studied the the concept of prayer and its importance. The bible passage we used to study this concept can be found in Psalm 103:1-2.
God's people are called to pray every night and every day. A big part of prayer is praise. We praise God for who he is and what he does. Parents can focus on the idea of finding ways to praise God in all circumstances. Review the bible story of King Jehosaphat and remind your children that even in hard times we can praise God. To praise God we need to know who he is. We learn about his attributes in the Bible.
This concept can be practically reinforced when reading the Bible with your child this week and asking the the question "what does this story show me about God?" Use that as something to praise God about when you pray together. Another idea is to try to do a week where you find something new to praise God about every day in prayer.
memory verse: Psalm 103:1,2 “Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being praise His holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.”
July 1st (pm)
This Sunday the fact that there is only one God but three persons. The passages in scripture that we used to study this truth were Matthew 3:11-17, Mark 1:7-11, Luke 3:15-18 and John 1:19-34.
A helpful reminder this week can be that God is not like anyone else. God is just one God but He is three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. God is perfectly happy within Himself and does not need anyone. All three persons work together to glorify self. God the Father, Son, and Spirit work together to carry out God's plans.
This concept can be practically reinforced by explaining to your child that the name of God, the Son, is Jesus. He left heaven to come to earth to save us. When your son/daughter sins, remind them of the gospel: God the Father loved us so much that he sent his only Son to rescue us from eternal condemnation. Because we experience forgiveness for our sins, we can now love our friends no matter what. Remind your child to love others even when 'it's not fair.'
memory verse: 2 Cor. 13:14 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”