Your Grace Kids resources for the week of August 31
LEARN The most important message kids will ever hear is the Gospel. Listen to these simple, but powerful, ways and learn how to share the Good News.
Check out this online resource to help you learn how to lead your children to Jesus:
PRAY Pray for your child to trust Jesus as their Savior. Stormie Omartian, author of the Power of the Praying Parent reminds us:
“The battle for our children’s lives is waged on our knees. When we don’t pray, it’s like sitting on the sidelines watching our children in a war zone getting shot at from every angle. When we do pray, we’re in the battle alongside them, appropriating God’s power on their behalf. If we also declare the Word of God in our prayers, then we wield a powerful weapon against which no enemy can prevail.“
Monday’s Prayer: Dear Father, I pray for my child, __________, that you would open his/her eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus. (From Acts 26:17b-18)
This is our last week focusing on memorizing Psalm 19. Spend extra time this week reading through Psalm 19, reciting it together as a family and praying through the verses. Reflect on some of the things God has revealed to each of you through this psalm.
Focus on the “Study It” section and “Discuss It” sections in the Lesson.
Ask God to give you insight into what a disciple is through this story of the rich young ruler in Mark 10:17-22. Press on beyond the obvious for deeper insights into our own lives. The young man was following all the rules, but he lacked one thing…following Jesus!
What would church look like if your family lived in a place without a church building or community of believers?
LEARN Continue the conversation with your child about baptism. Watch this video to learn how to explain baptism to your child.
Purchase one of our Top 3 Picks to equip yourself to share the Gospel with your kids.
Our Top 3 Picks to resource parents on this topic are:
Helping Children Understand the Gospel, by Sally Michael, Jill Nelson, and Bud Burk
In this resource, the authors explore: preparing the hearts of children to hear the Gospel, discerning the stages of spiritual growth, communicating the essential truths of the Gospel message, and presenting the Gospel in an accurate and child-friendly way. Also includes a 10-week family devotional to help parents explain the Gospel.
The Faith of a Child, by Art Murphy
Art Murphy masterfully teaches you how to give clear direction to your children about how to go to heaven. You will receive straightforward, practical instruction on such topics as: the stages of your child’s spiritual development, the signs that your child is ready to become a Christian, taking your child’s spiritual temperature and witnessing to a child.
The Big Picture of What God Has Always Wanted, by Charles Boyd
This read-aloud book allows you to share the Gospel with your children as you read the big-picture story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A helpful glossary of Biblical concepts is included at the end.
LESSON 14: HOW WILL THEY WORSHIP? (continued)
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Discuss how your family can “Experience It.” Challenge your family to memorize the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), creating hand motions to help.
Finish up with the “Map It” section.
5 Fun Ways to Share the Gospel – have fun with your family while you share the gospel message.