October 11, 2020
Message to Parents
How many times have you been asked a spiritual question by your kids and all of sudden you were at a loss for words, trying to find the best phrase, verse or age appropriate verbiage to fit their stage of life. Let us help you this week by answering the question, “Now that I’m saved does that mean I can’t sin anymore?” This article breaks down salvation in an easy to understand and explainable way to give to your kids. It’s written as a letter from a Mother to a Daughter but can be used in any combination of parent to child conversations. We hope this helps in your explanations of the Gospel to your kids…please let us know if we can help!
Now with your kids...
Grab your Bible and your navigating obstacle skills and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Integrity means choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Read Proverbs 10:9
Ask them, “Have you ever played the “blame game”? It might sound a little something like this…
“He started it!”
“It wasn’t my fault!”
“I only said something mean because she said something mean first.”
Then say, “We’re all tempted to play the “blame game” to avoid getting in trouble or to make excuses for wrong things we’ve done. But there is a way to avoid the blame game altogether. When we choose integrity, when we make choices that honor God and the people around us, we can walk without blame!”
Create a crooked path to walk on. You can set up obstacles to jump over, use yarn or tape to create a crazy zig-zag pattern on the floor, whatever you choose! Then write out the words of today’s verse on scraps of paper and set them out along the path. As you walk, pick up the words and repeat the verse. Time yourself to see how long it takes to say the verse.
Then, create a straight path or remove all the obstacles. Lay the cards along the new path and say the words of the verse as you pick them up.
Ask them, “Was it faster on the straight, blameless path? Right! That’s just like following God’s Word…life is so much easier to follow when we’re in line with what He wants us to do, it’s straight and so much better!”
Pray with them and ask God to point out what you need to do and where you need to go to make your life straight with His.
Grove Kids | Sunday Notes
Say AnythingNo Secrets with God 1 John 1:9
Being truthful with God keeps you close to Him.
Integrity—Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do
I can trust God no matter what.
In week two, we head to 1 John 1:9. John writes, But God is faithful and fair. If we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. He will forgive every wrong thing we have done. He will make us pure, (NIrV). You don’t have to keep secrets from God. God loves you and is ready to forgive you.
Bottom Line: Being truthful with God keeps you close to Him. While we often think of this in terms of confession and forgiveness, we can also be truthful with God with our feelings and questions. God doesn’t look down on us because of our doubts and confusion, even our mistakes. God created us, loves us, and wants to hear from us. God is ready to forgive and we can trust God no matter what.
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