Dig Deep

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Parent’s Corner- July 7, 2019

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27 ESV

 

Dig deep.  Reach high.

These are the words that came to my mind as I looked at a picture my son texted me from one of his recent hiking trips.  He is working as a camp counselor in North Carolina this summer and had just reached the highest point of the hike.  Looking over his shoulder, you can see the smoky mountains, encased in low clouds.  His outstretched hands seemed to skim the clouds themselves.  The view is breath taking! 

We have often told our boys to dig deep. . . to lay a firm foundation of God’s truth in their lives on which to stand.  The deeper and more solid the foundation, the higher the structure can go.  As I’m watching them go higher and higher, in this case, very literally, I’m so thankful for those who have walked beside my husband and I in our parenting.  Countless Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, and other Christian parents have encouraged and supported them as they sought to make their faith their own.  If you are among them. . . thank you! 

 

May the Lord bless your parenting this week as you encourage your kiddos to dig deep!

 

This week in Sunday school. . .

 

2/3s- Creation, Part 2

Scripture- Genesis 1:20-25

Lesson Truth- God filled his world with wonderful birds, fish, and animals.

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

1.     Identify some of the creatures God made

2.     Tell who made them

 

4s-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th- God Uses Esther to Protect His People

Scripture- Esther 1:1–10:3

Principle- Believers trust in God’s plan, power, and protection.

Ask Your Child- What events led to God’s protection of the Jews?

Apply: By praising God, who controls every event.
This Week- As a family, read Esther 1:1–10:3.
Next Week- Daniel 2:1–49

 

Children’s Church- Paul Preaches the Gospel in Athens

Scripture- Acts 17:16-34

Lesson Goal- The child will have the right response to the right knowledge of God.

Bible Truths-

1.     Paul was angry about the many gods he saw in Athens.

2.     Paul shared the Gospel with the Athenians.

3.     Some people believed the gospel and others did not.

Key Verse- “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.”  Acts 17:30.