The Gifts Around Us


Parent’s Corner- February 17, 2019

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:19 ESV

Needs.  Wants. Do we always know the difference?

Last week, one of my boys was home sick for several days.  On day three, I decided he could use a little “pick me up”, and I offered to bring home a treat for lunch.  After eating (everything!) he sat back on the couch and said, “Mom, it feels so good to have good food in my stomach and be under a warm blanket.”  Basic needs of food and warmth brought such contentment!

If only we could have that thankfulness and gratitude every day!  We serve a Good God who loves us and wants to supply all of our needs.  If we focus on Him, I believe we are more abt to see the gifts all around us, that he gives us freely every day.  And we see them, and our kids are watching (which they always are) they can see them too!

May you find joy in your parenting this week!

This week in Sunday School. . .


2/3s- Get Up and Walk- The Story of Jesus and the Man Who Couldn’t Walk

Scripture- Mark 2:1-13

Lesson Truth- Jesus healed the lame man’s legs.

Aims for the Children- to do at least one of the following during the lesson:

  1. Thank God for healthy legs and feet

  2. Tell who healed the lame man’s legs

  3. Tell who can make us well again when we’re not well.

4s-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th- God Gives David A Friend

Scripture-  1 Samuel 18:1-20:42

Principle- Relationships are a gift from God.

Ask Your Child- What kind of relationship did David have with Saul and Jonathan?

Apply- By trusting that God is sovereign over the relationships in his or her life.

This Week- As a family, read portions of 1 Samuel 18:1–20:42.

Next Week: 1 Samuel 24:1–22

Children’s Church- Jesus Teaches the Parable of the Talents

Scripture- Matthew 25:14-30

Lesson Goal- The child will respond to God’s blessings by living a faithful and obedient life.

Bible Truths-

  1. Tell what happens in the parable of the talents.

  2. The master was as happy with the faithful stewards.

  3. Believers are to faithfully use the talents that God gives.

Key Verse- “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.”  Matthew 25:29