Hope Kids at Home: Week of March 19-25

Question of the Week:  Jesus works miracles!  He wants us to be involved in serving while He is doing incredible and impossible things!  How can we serve Jesus today?

Jesus is always working miracles!  He is constantly doing things that we cannot do on our own.  He wants us to be involved in these miracles.  He wants to use you!  Jesus wants us to pay attention to what He is doing so that we can be a part of His plan.  When we see someone who is hungry, He wants us to help.  When we see someone who needs clothes, He wants us to help.  When we see someone who needs a friend, He wants us to help.  He wants us to serve and help His people!  When we serve Jesus by loving His people, then we get to see the incredible miracles that only He can do!  Let's pray together today asking Jesus to open our eyes and our hearts to see and serve Him while He works miracles around us.

Tell a story of a miracle from your own life.  Take time to pray and plan how your family can serve Jesus together today!

Hope Kids at Home: Week of March 12-18

Question of the Week:  Jesus keeps His promises.  What happens in our hearts when we trust Jesus?

We know that we can trust Jesus because He promises to take care of us and He always keeps His promises.  We can practice trusting Jesus as we listen to His word, pray, and do what He says.  The more we practice trusting Jesus, the more we can see something incredible happen.  As our trust goes stronger, our faith grows deeper and as our faith grows deeper, the things that scare or worry us suddenly aren't so scary or hard anymore!  We can trust Jesus to take care of us!

Invite your child to talk about something that causes fear or worry.  Pray together thanking Jesus for always taking care of us.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of March 5-11

Question of the Week:  Jesus wants us to be focused on having a relationship with Him.  Why is a relationship more important than following rules?

Rules are important but Jesus doesn't want for rules to take up all of our thinking.  When we only focus on following rules, our minds are filled with thinking about every rule we need to remember.  Before we know it, all we are thinking about is what a great rule follower we have become!  Jesus wants our minds and hearts to be filled with getting to know Him better so that we can move forward with Him!  Instead o thinking about keeping track of all of the rules we can follow, He wants us to think about Him and follow His lead!

Tell your child something special about your relationship with Jesus.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of February 26-March 4

Question of the Week:  Jesus calls us to move forward with Him.  What is something we can do today to answer His call?

Jesus wants us to live our lives with Him!  He wants us to walk with Him, talk with Him, listen to Him, and learn about Him!  There are so many ways that we can do this.  We can read our Bibles, pray, worship, and talk with others about Jesus.  Let’s choose one way to practice walking with Jesus this week.  We want to walk with Him because when we walk with Him we are moving forward with Him.  What should we do this week to walk forward with Jesus?

Tell your child about something that you do daily to walk forward with Jesus.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of February 19-25

Question of the Week: In Luke 10 Jesus tells us to love our neighbor. Who is your neighbor? How can you love your neighbor today?

We often think of our neighbors as people who live next door to us. Jesus wants us to think bigger! Our neighbors are everywhere, near and far! Some neighbors live in our town and others live on the other side of the world. Jesus wants us to love and take care of others when we see that they need help. He wants us to always be looking for ways to love and care for people, even for people we don't know! Do you remember the story of The Good Samaritan? Jesus wants to interrupt our days, just like He interrupted the Samaritan's day, with His plans!  Just like the Samaritan, we can respond and obey with love!

Tell you child about a time when God interrupted your plans to help and love your neighbor. 

Hope Kids at Home: Week of February 13-18

Question of the Week:  God wants us to depend on Him.  What does it mean to depend on God?

Depending on God means that we trust Him!  We read our bibles, pray, worship, and remember all of the wonderful things that God has done.  When we remember who He is, we know that we can trust Him forever!  We know that we can depend on Him no matter what because He will never ever let us down!

Tell your child about a time when it was difficult but necessary to depend on God.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of February 5-11

Question of the Week:  We win when we love others the way that Jesus loves them.  How does Jesus love you, your family, and your friends?

Jesus loves us so much that He takes all of our mistakes and gets rid of them.  Just like that!  When we run to Jesus, all of our mistakes are gone!  He sees us as forgiven with our mistakes forgotten.  He doesn't shake His finger at us and tell us that we're really bad.  Instead He forgives us right away!  That is how Jesus wants us to love others.  He wants us to forgive them and love them right away!

Talk about a time when it can be difficult to forgive others.  Ask Jesus to help us when we are tempted to withhold love from others.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of January 29-February 4

Question of the Week:  God wants us to always stick with Him!  Why is it important to stick with God even when we don't feel like it?

We stick with God because we remember who He is and everything He has done!  Has God ever left us alone?  No!  Has He ever forgotten to take care of us?  Nope!  Has He ever decided that we were too boring or too naughty to be around?  No way!  We stick with God because He is faithful.  He always keeps His promises!  He promises to be our King and to take care of us so we stick with Him!  We win when we stick with God!

Tell a story about a time when you have chosen to stick with God even when being tempted to do something else.