PARENT GUIDE for Mar.13/16

THE GOSPEL PROJECT: Worship Only God (Preschool-Gr.4)

Dear Parents,

This week, we continue our journey through the Bible using The Gospel Project® for Kids and will be studying Moses’ reminder to God’s people to worship only the one true God. God alone is worthy of worship and He is jealous of this.

Help your kids identify possible “idols” in their lives that draw their worship away from God and pray about ways to reject worshiping anything except God.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • God is holy.
    • God is holy; He always does what is right.
    • There is no one like God.
    • God brought His people out of Egypt and took care of them.
    • People should only worship God.
  • Preschool
    • Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law except Jesus.
    • The Lord alone is God.
  • Kids
    • Who can keep God’s law? No one can keep God’s law perfectly except Jesus.
    • The Lord alone is God; there is no other besides Him.

UNIT KEY PASSAGE

  • Leviticus 11:45

NEXT WEEK

  • “God Reminded His People of His Covenant” (Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25; 8:1-11:1,26-28)

 

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FLYTE: School? (Preteens)

Dear Parent,

“I hate school. Why do I have to go?” The constant nagging you might receive from your preteens can be a huge pain. Most preteens do not enjoy the idea waking up early to go to school each day. But education is an important part of growing older.

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

Session 1: Do I Have to Go to School?
Bible passage: Proverbs 1:1-7; other selected passages

Session 2: Should I Try to Fit In?Bible passage: John 17:11-23; Romans 12:1-5

Session 3: Is It Really Cheating?
Bible passage: Acts 5:1-11

Session 4: Should I Be Afraid?
Bible passage: 1 Kings 19

The purpose of these sessions is to help preteens value the opportunity they have to receive sound education. They will also challenge them to be examples of Christ in school through avoiding temptations to cheat and not being afraid of bullies.

As you talk with your preteen, ask him or her if he or she has ever been tempted to cheat? Get the conversation started about other fears your preteen may have in relation to going to school. Share experiences from your own schooling.

I would encourage you to help your preteen memorize Galatians 6:7-9. Be prepared to discuss with your family how people today may be tempted to fit in with the rest of the world. Talk about temptations such as illegally downloading music, skipping school, or copying a friend’s work.