"This Little Light of Mine"
Parent’s Corner- January 20, 2019
“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness, they do not know over what they stumble.” Proverbs 4: 18-19 ESV
“This little light of mine. . . I’m going to let it shine!”
How many times have you sung this song in your lifetime, either in your own childhood or with your kids? Light has been created to shine brightly in the darkness. I once heard a remarkable thought. . . “Light will always overtake darkness. The smallest light will pierce the darkness. You never hear of darkness piercing the light. . . of the two, light is the one with the overwhelming power.”
Everything seems worse in the darkness of night. . . your child’s cough, sounds from the yard, the Legos you step on while walking across a dark room. Everything seems worse because you cannot see it, you cannot anticipate it, you cannot fully take it all in.
Even the smallest little bit of light can cut through the darkness. In the same way, the smallest nugget of wisdom can begin to lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning and understanding. What nuggets of wisdom were taught in your child’s Sunday school class this week? Have you asked them? Please do! Reinforcement and reminders can be so helpful in solidifying knowledge for future use.
This Week in Sunday School-
2/3- Jesus Calls His Disciples
Scripture- Mark 1:16-20; 2:13,14: John 1:43-51
Lesson Truth- Jesus wants us to be his friends and helpers.
Aims for the Children- to do at least one of the following during this lesson:
1. Act out the parts of the disciples Jesus called
2. Affirm their willingness to be Jesus’ helpers
3. Identify one of the things Jesus wants his helpers to do.
4s-5th Grade- Israel rejects God as King
Principle: God is King, and we must submit to Him.
Ask Your Child: Why was Israel’s request for a king sinful?
Apply: By trusting God, not human strength or wisdom, in trying times.
This Week: As a family, read 1 Samuel 8:1-12:25
Children’s Church- Jesus Confronts the Rich Young Ruler
Scripture- Matthew 19:16-26
Lesson Goal- The child will admit his sinfulness, count the cost of eternal life, and follow Christ.
1. The rich young ruler asked Jesus how to be saved.
2. Jesus revealed the rich man’s sin.
3. The man went away sad because his wealth was more important to him than salvation.
Key Verse- “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26