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:

 

MATTHEW 7:24

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

 

What the kids learned:
God wants me to build my life on what He says. (Based on the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders.)

 

Dinnertime Discussion:

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

1. If you could build an entire house out of your favorite food, what food would you use?
2. What would it be like to live there? How would it hold up in a storm?
3. Did you have anything that felt like a storm in your day?
4. Is there anything God told you to do today that you’re glad you did or wished you’d done?

 

Use these questions to help kids discover things God may be prompting them to do and help them put a plan in place to do it. Remind kids that every time they act on what God tells them to do, they’re building stormproof lives, built to handle anything that the world throws their way.

 

Family Challenge:
Have some fun building something as a family this week. Bust out the Legos or Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs or K’nex. If you’re really ambitious, grab some sheets and blankets and build a fort in the living room or use scrap lumber to construct one outside. As you’re working, talk about the story of the wise and foolish builders from Matthew 7. Remind kids that every time they hear God speaking and actually do what He says, it’s like adding another brick to building a wise life. Remind them if they ignore what God’s saying, and don’t act on it, life is much harder. Share some examples of times when you were like the wise builder and put God’s word into action and share about other times when you suffered because you ignored it.

 

PREVIOUS MEMORY VERSES:

 

JAMES 1:21

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

 

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.