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Parent Partnership: Wednesday (1/11/23) and Sunday (1/15/23)

Everything a parent needs to build on what we teach at church this week is here. You’ll find the Scripture passages, the specific pages in our children’s Bible, the teaching video, and some questions to use at home. Thanks for leading your kids into the Word of God. Read with them. Pray with them. It will matter. (Tools we use: The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible is available at the Faith@Home wall for $5. And RightNowMedia is free!)

Volunteer team-members can find lessons and other specifics by logging into Planning Center Services. Once you’ve logged in, just click the date you are serving, and you will find everything you need.

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On Wednesday at 6pm, we will have KidsOnMission! Dinner is $3 for individual kids with a $7 max for families. Here is some of the key information:

  • At 5:15, there is kids-choir. It is a great opportunity for kids to learn music, teamwork, and about worshiping Jesus together through singing.

  • KidsOnMission officially starts at 6pm with pizza this week and then a fun time of learning from the Word. Specifically, Wednesday nights help kids see the Bible and mission in context. We want them to understand what it means to go with God’s Word into God’s world.

  • We will be focusing on Jesus’ compassionate healing (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56). Here is a short video of the passage. We are continuing to look at Christians can follow Jesus; example through medical missions to show the Good News around the world.

On Sunday, there are exciting things happening as well!

  • At 9am, there is Sunday School. We devote this time to helping our kids get into the Word in age-appropriate ways. They not only hear the Bible taught, but they also get a chance to look into it for themselves. This becomes more and more of a personal skill as they grow older. There is also a 9am Sandhurst U class about parenting that is happening this semester. Jump in!

  • During the Gathering, the preschoolers will continue moving through the The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible. We are looking at Story 2: God Sends a Rainbow (pages 8-13) which highlights important elements from Genesis 6-9 and 1 Peter 3:18-22 about God making and keeping his promises. And the elementary students in the Kids Gathering will dig into 1 John 5:1-5 and we’ll look at Jesus the Savior. You can see our teaching video here. The discussion guide is here.

Questions for Families to Discuss (before/after Sunday):

  • God made promises to Noah before the flood (that He would save his him and his family) and after the flood (that He would never flood the whole earth again). Did God keep his promises? Does this help you trust in God more?

  • Believing that God keeps his promises is called “faith.” Why is faith so important?

  • God made a way for Noah to be saved through the ark, and He made a way for us through the cross. How does it make you feel that God loves to save his people?

Family Prayer Prompt: Lord, you never break your promises. We see that in the Bible and we see that in our lives today. Please grow our trust in you. Help us to have faith to follow you even when it is hard or confusing. And help us to thank you when we see you keep your promises so perfectly.


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