Hope Kids at Home: Week of January 14-20

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Question of the Week:  God is our Shepherd and He gives us peace!  Do you ever feel noisy or anxious inside?  Do you want God to give you peace when you feel noisy and worried?

Lots of things can make us feel noisy inside.  Things we worry about like school, friends, clothes, or time can make us feel noisy.  Things we want like more toys, more treats, or more tv shows can make us feel noisy.  Choices we make like lying to our parents, taking things that are not ours, or using hurtful words can make us feel noisy.  This isn't noise that we can hear, it's noise that we can feel.  It's almost like feeling messy inside.  God is our Peaceful Shepherd!  When we trust in Him and follow Him, He gives us peace and quiet.  Instead of filling ourselves with the noisy things, we become filled with His peace!  When we are filled with His peace we stop worrying and wondering!  When we follow Him we experience His peace and calm!

Talk and pray about something specific that makes your child feel noisy inside.  Ask God to come as the Peaceful Shepherd to bring His peace to this area.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of January 7-13

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Question of the Week:  God is our Good Shepherd!  How does He guide us?

When God guides us, He shows us how to live.  He shows us when to turn away from something, when to step forward, and when we are making the wrong choice.  He shows us how to live by His Word.  We can think of His Word (the Bible) like a map that shows us where to go and how to live.  God guides us by showing us what is good for us and what is dangerous.  He takes perfect care of us!

Read Psalm 23 together.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of December 17-23

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Question of the Week:  Jesus is our Prince of Peace!  Where do you need Jesus to bring peace into your life?

It's not unusual to worry or wonder about things.  Things happen that can make us feel afraid or nervous.  The good news is that Jesus wants us to live in the opposite of fear and worry!  He wants us to live in peace!  He is the Prince of Peace!  That means that He is in charge and in control.  Since He is in control, we can give Him our worries and He will replace them with peace!

Pray together about specific areas of worry or fear.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of December 10-16

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Question of the Week:  The Bible tells us that Jesus is our Everlasting Father.  How do you need Him to be your Everlasting Father today?

Life is full of feelings.  Do you ever wish there was someone who just knew what you needed all of the time?  That's Jesus!  He is our Everlasting Father.  That means that He always knows what we need and He always has good things for us.  Do you need strength to be brave?  He is with you.  Do you need someone to show you how special you are?  He will show you.  Do you need help understanding something at school?  He will help you.  He is you Everlasting Father who always loves you and always takes perfect care of you!

Pray together about a specific need asking Jesus to show Himself as the Everlasting Father.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of December 3-9

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Question of the Week:  Jesus is Mighty God!  What does the name Mighty God tell us about Jesus?

Jesus came as a baby but He is so much more!  He is the Mighty God!  He is Mighty, full of power, and so strong that He nothing is too hard for Him!  He can control the stars, make mountains move, help us with anything, and take perfect care of us. When we celebrate Christmas we remember that Jesus came as a baby and we also think about how He is the Mighty God who came to rescue us!

Pray together thanking Jesus for coming as the Mighty God.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of November 26-December 2

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Question of the Week:  The Bible says that Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor.  What does the name Wonderful Counselor mean?

Jesus is wonderful!  He is amazing, delightful, incredible, enjoyable!  Everything about Jesus is wonderful!  Jesus is our Counselor.  A counselor is someone who is caring and helpful.  Jesus loves to help us and His help is wonderful!  When we have problems, we know that we can always go to Him because He is always wonderful!  When we make mistakes, we know that we can run to Him because He cares for us and wants to help us.  We never need to worry about asking Him for help.  He is wonderful!

Pray together asking for His wonderful help. 

Hope Kids at Home: Week of November 19-25

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Question of the Week:  The Bible tells us that when we look for God, we will find Him.  Where do we look for God?

God doesn't play hide and seek with us.  He doesn't sneak around us making it hard to see Him.  Nope!  He shows us how to find Him!  Where do we look?  When we look outside we see His miracles all through creation!  When we open our bibles we read about all of the incredible miracles He has done and keeps on doing!  When we talk to others we hear about the wonderful things He does in lives today!  Let's look for God today!  We will find Him!

Talk about where you might find when looking for Him today.

Hope Kids at Home: Week of November 12-18

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Question of the Week: Our God does miracles on the outside and the inside!  What miracles can you think of that happen on the outside?  What about the inside?

Our God does miracles!  Some of these miracles are things that happen on the outside and we see them with our eyes.  Miracles such as people being healed, walls crashing down, battles being won, or waters being opened.  Other miracles happen on the inside of us, in our hearts.  These miracles happen we God shows Himself to us and our hearts turn to follow Him.  He changes us!  He works miracles in our hearts as we turn to Him!

Pray together asking God to reveal Himself and work miracles inside of us.