Hope Kids at Home: Week of May 20-26

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Question of the Week:  We can honor God with speaking words of truth!  What are words of truth?

Have you ever made a promise?  Maybe you promised your parents that you will do all of the pet chores if they let you get a dog.  Or maybe you promised your friend at school that you will play with them at recess.  God wants our words to be full of truth.  That means that we do what we say we will do!  We keep our promises!  Sometimes it is hard to keep a promise, it takes work and sacrifice.  When we speak words of truth, we honor God!

Hope Kids at Home: Week of May 13-19

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Question of the Week:  God wants us to honor our parents!  What does honor mean?

When you honor someone, you show them that they are valued and respected.  Honor is not just a word, it is an action!  You honor your parents by listening to them and obeying them.  Honor isn't just trying to follow the rules so that you don't get into trouble.  Nope!  Honor is obeying your parents because you know that God has given them to you and they are important in your life.  Do you know what God has to say about honoring your parents?  He says that when you honor your parents, you will be blessed!  Let's honor our parents today!

Give your child one or two positive examples of how they honor you at home.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of April 29-May 5

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Question of the Week: Jesus changes us!  His changes are always good!  How do you think Jesus wants to change you?

Jesus has as incredible life for you!  He wants to make you more like Him.  You don't ever have to worry when Jesus changes you, His changes are always good for you!  He wants to change the way you see so that you see things more like He sees.  He wants to change the way you act to people so that you act more like Him.  He wants to change the words you say so that you sound more like Him.  His changes are always good and always take you deeper into the incredible life He has for you!

Pray about one way that Jesus wants to change you this week.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of April 22-28

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Question of the Week:  You are called!  The Holy Spirit fills you and shows you how and where to share the love of Jesus!  Where do you think He might be calling you to share His love?

You are called!  That means that Jesus has a plan for you.  You can think of it like a job, Jesus has an important job for you!  He has called you to share His love with the world!  Does that sound like a pretty big and important job?  You don't have to feel alone or overwhelmed because you have the help and power of the Holy Spirit.  Where might He be calling you to share His love?  Who comes to your mind when you think about school?  Or who comes to your mind when you think about your baseball team?  What about your dance class or your daycare?  Or what about your neighbors?  He is calling you to share His love with those people and you have Holy Spirit power and boldness to go out and do it!

Talk about one way your child can show the love of Jesus to someone.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of April 15-21

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Question of the Week:  The Holy Spirit is powerful!  What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

When Jesus went back to Heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit.  When the Holy Spirit came to Jesus' followers, there was a rushing wind and tongues of fire!  Woah!  The Holy Spirit is powerful and just like wind and fire, the Holy Spirit can fill every space.  When the Holy Spirit fills you, you are filled with His love and power!  When the Holy Spirit fills you, you are filled with understanding about how to follow Jesus.  When the Holy Spirit fills you, you are filled with a love and desire to tell everyone about Jesus.  When the Holy Spirit fills you, you are filled with warmth, love, hope, joy, and peace!

Talk about how the Holy Spirit is speaking to your family today.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of April 8-14

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Question of the Week:  Jesus did it!  He came back to life which means no more waiting for a Savior!  What does it mean that Jesus has saved you?

Sometimes we think that we have to wait for Jesus to save us - wait until we are older, wait until we are smarter, wait until we act better...but Jesus rising from the dead means no more waiting!  He came back to life as our Savior!  That means that He has already done it, He has saved you from your sins!  There is no waiting, no trying harder, no wondering if He will save you.  He has done it!  You get to do something amazing, you get to say YES to Jesus being your Savior.  You get to say YES to something He has already done for you!  

Talk together about how to say yes to Jesus being your Savior.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of April 1-7

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Question of the Week:  Jesus wants to surprise you with His big love!  What does it mean to live filled with His love?

Jesus loves you!  His love for you is perfect, never failing, and so much bigger than you can imagine!  Jesus wants to do more than just fill you with His love, He wants to fill you up so much that His love overflows out of you!  When we are filled with His love, we know that He is alive forever!  When we are filled with His love, we know that He is our King!  When we are filled with His love, our hearts are turned to Him!  When we are filled with His love, we love other people like He loves them!  When we live filled with the love of Jesus, we see others through eyes that are loved.  We do everything with hands that are loved.  We speak words with a mouth that is loved.  When we are filled with the love of Jesus, His love overflows all around us!

As a family, talk about the overflowing love of Jesus.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of March 25-31

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Question of the Week:  Jesus can do anything, He is more powerful than we could ever imagine!  If He can do anything, why did He choose to die on the cross?

Jesus is so powerful, there is nothing too hard for Him!  He speaks and waves calm down.  He touches a blind man and he can see.  He walks on top of water.  He can do anything!  He was not forced to die on the cross, the soldiers were not too strong for Him.  He chose to die on the cross for us.  Jesus knew that dying on the cross for us was the only way to rescue us, to save us from our sin.  He loves each of us so much that He willingly died on the cross so that we can live with Him forever!  His love for you is so BIG that He went to the cross to save you!

Spend time this week thinking about the cross and getting ready to celebrate His resurrection.