PARENT CONNECTION

AT HOME WEEKLY

Discover what your child learned at church on Sunday and ways to continue faith conversations with them throughout the week!

 

FAITH CONVERSATIONS @ HOME

MINUTE WITH GOD

God’s Word is powerful! Think of all God could do if your family spent even 1 minute each day reflecting on God’s Word together!

NOVEMBER 13

VERSE:
Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
 
QUESTION:
When was a time you were sorry you did not wait on God?
PRAYER:
Ask God to help you to wait on Him.
 

NOVEMBER 14

VERSE:
Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
QUESTION:
why is the blessing of God on generations to come a great motivator for you?
 
PRAYER:
Thank God for His blessing on future generations.

NOVEMBER 15

VERSE:
2 Thessalonians 2:16–17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
QUESTION:
How should our works and our words go together?
 
PRAYER:
Ask God to establish your works and words in His love.
 

NOVEMBER 16

VERSE:
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
QUESTION:
What do you do and how do you act when you delight in something or someone?
 
PRAYER:
Ask God to help you delight in Him rather than in lesser things or people..

NOVEMBER 17

VERSE:
Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
QUESTION:
What features of prayer do you see in asking, seeking, and knocking?
 
PRAYER:
Thank God for the privilege of prayer and the difference that prayer makes.
 

NOVEMBER 18

VERSE:
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
QUESTION:
What does it mean to have your heart fully committed to the Lord?
 
PRAYER:
Ask God to help you keep your heart fully committed to Him.
 

NOVEMBER 19

VERSE:
Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
QUESTION:
Tell of a time of trouble when you knew the Lord was holding you and keeping you.
 
PRAYER:
Thank God for His goodness in holding and keeping you.

NOVEMBER 20

VERSE:
Luke 10:19
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
 
QUESTION:
 How do you balance authority from God with not tempting God?
PRAYER:
Ask God to help you exercise the authority He gave you without testing His grace & power.

NOVEMBER 21

VERSE:
1 Kings 8:56
Blessed be the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant.
QUESTION:
 can you Name some of God’s promises to you?
 
PRAYER:
Thank God that He is trustworthy and never breaks His promises.

A MONTH OF GRATITUDE

“Gratitude is a loving and thankful response toward God for his presence with us and within this world. Though “blessings” can move us into gratitude, it is not at the root of a thankful heart. Delight in God and his good will is the heartbeat of thankfulness.” – Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

The weather is starting to cool down on the island as we are winding up for the holidays. As Thanksgiving approaches, consider practicing one or two (or more) of these rhythms in your home for the month of November:

FAMILY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

Find or make a notebook (you may choose to decorate the outside of the notebook together) to become your family’s gratitude journal for the month of November. Use it to keep a list of the “abundances” God has given each of you. Next to the abundance write what it means to you to have a God who interacts and intervenes in your life.
 
Notice what you have been given that you did not deserve. As a family, consider what you want to say to God about these things?
 
Find a daily time that works well for your family to consider an abundance each day – during a meal, before bed, on the way to or from school, etc. If you miss a day, don’t give up! Start again the next day. 
**You may also choose to make this journal into a scrapbook, adding pictures and more!
 

BEDTIME GRATITUDE

End each day by saying “thank you” to God for at least one thing. Then tell God what that one thing meant for you.

 

GRATITUDE TREE

 

Create a gratitude tree as a family. There are many ways to make a gratitude tree! You could draw a tree on a piece of paper, put branches in a jar, purchase the gratitude tree Target has in the dollar spot, set up your Christmas tree early and use it, etc. However you make your tree, set aside time each day for each member of your family to add something they are thankful for to the branches of the tree. Pray and thank God for what you are thankful for each day.

THANK YOU PARTY

Host a thank you party as a family. Invite the people you want to honor with a thank you. .

 

A PSALM A DAY

 
Pastor Chris’ sermons in November will all be from the book of Psalms. Spend time as a family each day, reading a portion, or all, of the following Psalms. Work together to memorize 1 verse from the Psalm of the week each week:
 
Week 1
Psalm 136
Memorize: Psalm 136:1
 
Week 2
Psalm 42
Memorize: Psalm 42:8
 
Week 3
Psalm 95
Memorize: Psalm 95:6
 
Week 4
Psalm 118
Memorize: Psalm 118:14