Parent’s Corner- January 27, 2019
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall the word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. “
Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV
For many of us in the Midwest, snow is plentiful at this time of year! While it may be hard to imagine as we bundle ourselves before we embark on our journeys in the frozen tundra that is January, this snow will melt at some point, and it will water the plants that are to come out from their hibernation in the frozen earth.
So are the words we share with our children. While it may not always seem like it, they are listening! Lord willing, the words we say and the Scripture we speak to them will take root in their hearts, eventually to bloom and grow into their own personal relationship with Jesus. This is the prayer of every parent, isn’t it? This is certainly my prayer for my own children. May the Lord bless your parenting this week!
This Week in Sunday School-
2/3s- The Samaritan Woman
Scripture- John 4:3-30, 39-42
Lesson Truth- Jesus loves all kinds of people.
Aims for the Children- to do at least one of the following during this lesson:
1. Give evidence of understanding of the contrast between the way some people treated the woman and the way Jesus treated her
2. Demonstrate how Jesus made the Samaritan woman feel
3. Indicate how they feel because Jesus loves them
4. Tell what kinds of people Jesus loves (all kinds)!
4s-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th- Saul disobeys God
Scripture- 1 Samuel 13:1-15:35
Principle: God’s Word is authoritative and must be obeyed.
Ask Your Child: How did Saul try to justify his actions?
Apply: By submitting to the authority of God’s Word and obeying it completely.
This Week: As a family, read 2 Samuel 13:1-15:35
Next Week: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
Children’s Church- Jesus Teaches the Parables of the Laborers
Scripture- Matthew 20:1-16
Lesson Goal- Students will rejoice when God demonstrates His sovereign grace.
1. The landowner hired workers and paid them all the same amount.
2. The men who worked the longest complained.
3. God chooses who He will save and bless.
Key Verse- “Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?” Matthew 20:15