Showing posts from April, 2018

Helpers in the Bible: Jethro

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Helpers in the bible: Jethro Past Sunday Key Verse: “Praise the Lord,” Jethro said, “for he has rescued you from the Egyptians and from Pharaoh. Yes, he has rescued Israel from the powerful hand of Egypt! (Exodus 18:10) FAMILY ACTIVITY Gather two sticky note pads and two pens. Then walk around the house with your child asyou both come up with ways to help. (For example, cleaning the dishes is a way to help, so one of you would write “clean the dishes” on a sticky note and place the note on the kitchen sink.) Try to come up with at least ten ways to help and then keep the sticky notesin place all week. Work together and step in to help around the house as the sticky notereminders are noticed. PRAYER Thank You, God, for our leaders. Help our leaders listen to good advice and show us howto be godly helpers. Thanks for loving us and sending Jesus to die for our sins. Amen. REMINDERS FOR COMING SUNDAY Discovery Point: Helpers in

Friends to Keep

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Friends to keep Past Sunday Key Verse: “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” (Proverbs 13:20) FAMILY ACTIVITY Ask your children which friends they like to hang out with. Point out the good qualities of his or her friend(s), but also use your wisdom and carefully point out if any friend is a negative influence, perhaps leading your child into unacceptable behaviors. Praise your child if he or she is a good friend to others. Also, suggest that your child pray for all of his or her friends to grow in the Lord and be a good influence to others. PRAYER Lord, thank You most of all for being such a good friend to me.You for are always right there with me, even when I think I'm alone. Thank You also for giving me friends, and please watch over them as You watch and take care of me. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen. REMINDERS FOR COMING SUNDAY Discovery Point: Helpers in the bible: J

The Way of the Sluggard

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: The way of the sluggard Past Sunday Key Verse: "A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied." (Proverbs 13:4) FAMILY ACTIVITY Technology may seem to promote laziness. See how easy (or hard) it is for you and your child to go without using some of these modern conveniences for just one week. No television remote control No chairs that recline No microwave heated foods No television or computers No fast food No cell phones or iPods When the week is over, discuss other ways to avoid being lazy, while still enjoying modern technology. PRAYER Dear Lord, help me not to be lazy. When I'm asked to help, or when I know something needs to be done, give me the desire to do it, without excuses. Not to avoid punishment, but because it is the right thing to do. Amen. REMINDERS FOR COMING SUNDAY Discovery Point: Friend to keep Chairperson: Gabrielle C Powerpoint

Instructions and Commands

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Instructions and Commands Past Sunday Key Verse: "My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity." (Proverbs 3:1-3) FAMILY ACTIVITY Discuss with your child that although perfect obedience is expected, no one is obedient all the time. People still make mistakes in their decisions. Even Christians who love Jesus. But God gave us some guidelines on how to recognize what is right or wrong. With your help as a parent, you can discuss together situations where the child can understand what the proper response should be to show obedience and how that would make your child wiser. PRAYER Dear Lord, help me be obedient to my parents, to people I love and respect, and those in authority. Give me the wisdom to understand each instruction so that I respond respectfully. This I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen. REMINDERS FO