PARENT GUIDE for Feb.14/16

Unit 4, Session 5: The Ten Commandments: Love God (Pre-School-Gr.4)

Dear Parents,

This week, we continue our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids and will examine the first four of the Ten Commandments. These commands were given by God through Moses to teach His people how to love and worship Him. God demands perfect obedience, something none of us can do. And that’s the point of the law – to show us of our need for another way to be right with God; a way found only in Jesus.

Help your kids understand that God is holy and expects us to be holy as well and we can be holy because of Jesus.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • God takes care of us.
    • God made everything, and he is in charge.
    • God gives us rules to show us what He is like.
    • People do not always obey God’s rules.
    • Jesus always obeys God’s rules.
  • Preschool
    • What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people.
    • God gave us rules to show that He is holy.
  • Kids
    • What is God’s plan? God’s plan is to rescue His people from captivity.
    • God gave us rules to show that He is holy and we are sinners.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

  • Hebrews 3:5-6
  • Babies and Toddlers – Leviticus 11:45

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FLYTE: Pre-Teen Curriculum

Dear Parent,

Have you ever found yourself losing patience with your preteen because he or she refused to get out of bed? How about becoming frustrated with the endless supply of junk food he or she consumes? Physical fitness is an important concept for preteens to understand as they grow and develop.

Over the next four weeks, your preteen will be exploring the idea of fitness through the LifeWay Preteens FLYTE curriculum. Specifically, we’ll be attempting to answer several questions about the topic:

Session 1: Why Do I Need Rest? Bible passage: Mark 6:6-13,30-44

Session 2: Are Drugs Really a Big Deal
 Bible passage: 1 Corinthians 6:12-14,19-20; 15:30-34; Proverbs 23:17-21

Session 3: Why Should I Eat Healthy? Bible passage: Acts 10:9-16

Session 4: Does This Make Me Look Fat?
 Bible passage: 1 Corinthians 10:23–11:1

The purpose of these lessons is to equip preteens with practical answers for their questions about themselves. Preteens will learn about how the world places emphasis on weight and looks, but God views preteens in a much more important light.

As you talk with your preteen about these matters, your first priority should be to help him or her understand that a person should take care of the body God gave him or her. This does not mean that every person should be a knock-out beauty queen or an all-star athlete. God made people in all different shapes and sizes.

I would encourage you to help your preteen memorize 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 this month. Be prepared to discuss with your family how you can make better food choices. As you do this, focus on your preteen’s healthy view of himself or herself. Help them know that God does not define people as skinny or fat, but as who they are in Him.