PARENT CONNECTION

FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE

 

FAMILY WORSHIP FOLLOW-UP

DID YOU KNOW?

• Paul’s letter to the Philippians over flows with joy, love, and peace.
• We gather from 2 Corinthians 8:2 that by the time Paul would have written this letter, the churches in the region of Philippi would have been suffering from poverty and persecution. Unlike other early churches, this church wasn’t overcome by serious problems of doctrine, heresy, or sin.
• Paul most likely wrote the letter to
the Philippians from Rome, during his imprisonment detailed in Acts 28.
From prison Paul instructed the Philippians on how to have peace
through trials. While chained to two guards, Paul told his readers how to do all things without grumbling and to rejoice in the Lord always.
 
PREPARE FOR NEXT WEEK
GOD IS CONTENTMENT
Letter to the Philippians
Philippians 3—4

CONNECT AS A FAMILY

Before you read this week’s passage, ask your children what makes them feel content. Do they think having more things would make them content? What are those things? Would they feel more content if certain situations in their lives were different? If so, what are those situations? Then read Philippians 4:4–9. Explain to your children that true contentment doesn’t depend on what we possess or our circumstances. Instead, contentment comes from God.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
 
What does it mean to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable?
•What are some examples of these things? • What should we do when we’re anxious?
Where in your life do you need God to help you be more content?
 
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God gives us contentment into your everyday life as a family.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT HOME

INFANTS & TODDLERS

 

LESSON

 

ALL THINGS SONG

 

LYRICS + HAND MOTIONS

 

MORE SONGS

 

PRESCHOOLERS

 

LESSON

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

 

SUMMER CHALLENGE WEEK 1: LOVE

FAMILY GUIDE

 

What is Love? Video

 

Good Samaritan Storytelling Video

 

Adult Prayer Guide

OTHER RESOURCES

TALKING WITH KIDS ABOUT SALVATION

 

 FAMILY GAME CHALLENGE:

MINUTE WITH GOD

A 1-minute devotion for families!

MAY 27

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22–23
 
 What fruit of the Spirit do you see in your family?
 
Ask God to help you and your family be fertile with the fruit of the Spirit.

MAY 28

Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God! Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
Psalm 143:10 
 
How is following the Spirit level ground compared with other ways to live?
 
Thank God for the Spirit’s leading in the best way to live your life.

MAY 29

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
 
 How free is your life of things that enslave, limit, addict, and destroy peace and joy?
 
Confess to God anything that does not make you free in His Spirit.
 

MAY 30

And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6
 
How does this verse help you know that God’s Spirit will keep working in your life to make you like Jesus?
 
Thank God for His promise to finish the transformation in your heart and life that He has begun.

MAY 31

 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13
 
Do you know anyone who seems to have run out of hope with whom you might share the promise of the Holy Spirit?
 
Ask God to empower you by His Spirit to share the great hope you have in Him.
 

JUNE 1

 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100:5
 
Who is the best human example of love and faithfulness you know?
 
Thank God for His faithfulness and for faithful people on whom you can depend.

JUNE 2

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep.
Psalm 36:6
 
 Why is God our only true judge?
 
Thank God for His righteousness and just judgment.

JUNE 3

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11
 
 Have you ever spoken words you knew were not true?
 
Ask God to help you only speak truth, like He does!

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