This weekend your preschooler will continue to learn that
“Jesus Can Do ANTYTHING!”
This week’s story is from Mark 6:30-44, the well-known story of the loaves and fish. A story you may have heard before, but do you understand the significance? Jesus fed 5,000 men plus women and children from 2 fish and 5 loaves. He also made sure there was plenty left over. We serve the God of provision and abundance. This week your preschooler continues to learn that “With God, ALL things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Do you believe that? This week, Make It Personal by giving yourself and your child an opportunity to see God do the “impossible”! Ask him what big things he wants to see God do. Pray together and trust Jesus in His ability to do ANYTHING!
Elementary (K-3rd Grade)
Self-Control is choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.
Not only did Solomon share wisdom with us about not losing our tempers, but we also know from Proverbs that “Thoughtless words cut like a sword. But the tongue of wise people brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18). This week we are learning about the importance of selecting our words carefully. Every day we all, young and old, are faced with countless opportunities to speak life or death to the people and situations around us. The words flowing from our mouths can be hurtful or healing.
Part of self-control, the virtue this month, is controlling the tongue. Choosing what you should say, not what you want to say. The Bottom Line this week, select your words carefully. Be slow to anger, as our monthly verse, James 1:19, talks about. Speak life in all situations.
Make It Personal by creating an environment where life giving words flow freely. Sit down with your kids and practice encouraging each other. Ask each family member to share a few things they appreciate about the others. Pray together and ask God to help you speak life to each other at all times.
Club 45 (4th and 5th grade)
God’s Way vs. Our Way
As we continue to help your preteen get “PLUGGED IN”, this week we will discuss the benefits of choosing God’s Way instead of Our Way. Your fourth or fifth grader will learn that God’s way is the best way! In Acts 8:4-6 and 26-40, we will see that Philip, a man transformed by his connection to Jesus, did what God asked him to do even though it seemed CRAZY! Because of Philip’s obedience to God’s Way, the Ethiopian gave his life to Jesus!
Imagine how impactful and meaningful our lives and our children’s lives can be if we go God’s Way every time. Fight for the Heart this week by encouraging your preteen to go God’s Way even when it doesn’t “make sense” or when friends are making other choices. Be a sounding board for your child, a safe place where they can discuss their choices and work through their insecurities. Share times when you have made a choice to stay “Plugged In” and go God’s Way, and when you haven’t! Be honest, let your kids learn from your mistakes.