memory verses

Parents—we love to partner with you as you invest in your child’s spiritual journey! One way you can continue the conversation at home is by going over the week’s memory verse and talking about what it means with your child.

THIS WEEK’S VERSE:

 

JAMES 1:21

Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves, but do what it says.

 

What the kids learned:
When God speaks to me, I need to do something about it. (Based on the story of Esther.)

 

Dinnertime Discussion:

At dinner time this week, ask one of these questions to get your family talking:

1. What was your favorite part of today?
2. What was the funniest thing you saw today?
3. What was the hardest thing that happened to you today?
4. If you could have a do-over, what would you differently today?

 

Use these questions to help kids discover how God may be trying to get their attention through the circumstances of their day. Follow up these conversations by asking kids how the events of the day made them feel and what God might want them to do about it.

 

Family Challenge:
Divide your family into teams for a fun competition. You can compete in a board game, a sport, or in some other way. If your family has three members or less, team up together to compete against another family. After you have fun competing, talk about how important teamwork was during this game. Then remind your kids that teamwork is important in our lives too. As we listen to what God is telling us and make a plan to do what he says, we need to buddy up. It’s hard to do all this on our own, so we need to find a teammate who can cheer us on and do what God has told us to do.

 

PREVIOUS MEMORY VERSES:

PROVERBS 19:20

Get all the advice and instruction you can so that you can be wise the rest of your life.

 

1 SAMUEL 3:9

Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.

 

JOHN 10:27

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

 

JOHN 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

EPHESIANS 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.