June 14, 2020
Message to Parents
Please join us in prayer as we continue look up to God for direction and look out to others in love.
-Pastor Clark and the Grove Kid Leaders.
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
Suddenly I SeePaul Becomes a Believer Acts 9:1-9
Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being sure of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1, NIrV
Knowing Jesus changes the way you see everything.
Faith—Trusting in what you can’t see because of what you can see
I can trust God no matter what.
In week two, we head to Acts 9:1-9 and meet a man named Saul, also known as Paul. Paul was on his way to arrest and persecute followers of Jesus. But Jesus had other plans for Him. Jesus stopped Paul on his journey and told him about his new mission. In a moment Paul went from believing that Jesus was a false-teacher to believing that Jesus was the Son of God and Savior of the world.
Bottom Line: Knowing Jesus changes the way you see everything. When we put our faith in Jesus, it changes everything. We’ll see people as God sees them. We’ll discover a personal mission to join God in His rescue plan for the world. Jesus really lived and died and rose again. Believing in that, impacts our entire life.
For Our Parents
“The problem isn’t what you want. It’s the fact that your joy and contentment in life are directly tied to the want being fulfilled.”
How much of our joy is stripped away by things we want?…a better car, a better house, a better job, a better relationship that looks just like the one I saw on Facebook the other day! One of the best ways to get out of that mindset and teach our kids the same is to look at what we HAVE! Here’s three quick things from Family First for you and your family to get right with your wants…
1. Instead of saying, “I want…,” try saying, “I have…”
2. Have an attitude of gratitude.
3. Consider others’ wants.
Now with your Kids
Sit down together and read Ephesians 4:22-24
Tell them that knowing Jesus changes the way you see everything, and when you see things differently, you’ll live differently. You’ll get rid of the old way you used to do things, and you’ll follow after God and His ways.
Ask them to grab a garbage bag and find a few things in their room that you don’t see as useful anymore. Maybe it’s some clothes they’ve outgrown or toys you they don’t play with anymore. Throw the items in the bag. Then decide together whether the items should be donated, recycled, or thrown away. As they get rid of the old things, talk about whether there are some old ways of doing things that you should also get rid of—bad habits, things you do that hurt others or yourself.
At the end, pray with them. Ask Jesus to help you embrace all things new! Thank Him for giving all of us a new life and a fresh start every day!
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