Parent’s Corner- August 4, 2019
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
The other night, I was sitting on our back porch, enjoying the breeze and the sights and sounds of summer evenings. Seeing the fireflies (or lightening bugs, depending on where you are from) took me right back to my childhood. It was always a game to predict where they would be. They were constantly moving, lighting up at unexpected times, bringing delight to those who saw them. Sounds like kids, right? Always moving? For sure! Saying unexpected things? Always! Bringing delight? What a blessing when this happens! When you catch your little “fireflies” doing something that pleases you, and therefore pleasing their Heavenly Father, be sure to let them know! Who knows, they might even “light up” even more!
May the Lord bless your parenting this week and bring unexpected joy and light to your life!
This week in Sunday School. . .
2/3s- Noah Obeys, and the Flood
Scripture- Genesis 6-7
Lesson Truth- Noah obeys God, and God saves Noah and his family
Aims for the children- to do at least one of the following during the lesson:
1. Tell how Noah obeyed God
2. Tell how they obey
3. Tell how and why God saved Noah from the flood
4. Express confidence that God always cares for him/her
4s-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th- God delivers Daniel from the Lion’s Den
Scripture- Daniel 6
Principle- Believers are faithful before God.
Ask your Child- How was Daniel faithful to God?
Apply- By developing the habit of praying continually.
This Week- as a family, read Daniel 6.
Next Week- Ezra 1-6
Children’s Church- John Sees the Worthy Lamb
Scripture- Revelation 5
Lesson Goal- The child will see the worthiness of the Lamb and join in praising the risen Christ.
Bible Truths- John became sad during his vision of heaven. Only the Lamb was worthy to open the scroll. Those present worshiped the Lamb.
Key Verse- “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” Revelation 5:12