February 18 – 24, 2018


Big Idea! Salvation - We believe that God has provided salvation from sin to each person who repents, turns away from sin, and trusts Christ. 


Verse:  Romans 10:9 NLT  “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  


Read Together!

Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.


Day 1: Romans 8:1-4


Day 2: Luke 19:1-10


Day 3: Acts 10:34-35


Day 4: Acts 4:12


Day 5: Luke 5:1-11

This passage will help prepare you for Sunday morning.

Talk Together!


Discover biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.         

 

- How does today’s passage help you think about or understand salvation?


- What is Jesus teaching you from today’s passage?


- How do you respond to what Jesus is telling you?


- How do you think Jesus wants to work His salvation in your life today?

 

Pray Together!

Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you (and your family) continually recognize what God is doing!


Praise God for salvation in your life - and praise God for the ways God continually works out salvation in your life.

 

Pray God’s will for your child, your friends, your family, by praying scriptures. Insert someone’s name in the blank as you pray.

“Lord, may ______ continue to show the results of her/his salvation with deep reverence and holy fear, for it is You who is working in her/him to give her/him the desire and power to do Your good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12b-13, NLT)

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February 11 - 17


Big Idea: Love – I am truly loved by God.


Verse: 1 John 4:10 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 


Read Together!


Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.


Day 1: John 15:9-17

Day 2: Romans 5:6-8

Day 3: Psalm 116:1-7

Day 4: 1 John 3:1-3

Day 5: John 1:35-42


This passage will help prepare you for Sunday morning.


Talk Together!


Discover biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.


- How does today’s passage remind you of God’s love?

- How do you respond to God’s love for you?
- What do you think Jesus is saying to you today?


Pray Together!


Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you and your family continually recognize what God is doing!


- Praise God each day for His love for you!


Pray God’s will for your child, your friends, your family, by praying scriptures. Insert someone’s name in the blank as you pray.

“Lord, may ___________ be rooted and established in love, may he/she have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep your love is!” (Ephesians 3:17-18)

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February 4 – 10, 2018

 

Big Idea! Evangelism - We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom.


Verse:  2 Corinthians 6:1 “As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it.”

 

Read Together!

Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.


Day 1: Colossians 1:3-8

Day 2: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Day 3: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Day 4: John 17:15-26

Day 5: Zephaniah 3:17

This passage will help prepare you for Sunday morning. 

 

Talk Together

Discover Biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.


- What example of sharing good news can you find in today’s passage?
- How does today’s passage help you understand what it means to be a witness for Jesus?

- How do you respond to what Jesus is showing you through today’s passage?
- What do you think Jesus wants you to do today?

 

Pray Together!

Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you and your family continually recognize what God is doing!

- Praise God for those who have helped bring you Good News!

Pray God's will for your child, your friends, and your family by praying scriptures. Insert someone's name in the blank as you pray.


“Lord, we should be bearing fruit, reproducing Christians. This is the way you are glorified. Give _____ the desire to bear much fruit for your honor and glory, and then provide her/him with the ability to do so.” (John 15:2,5,8)

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January 28 - February 3, 2018

 

Big Idea! Compassion: We are a community of faith who cares about the needs of our neighbor and our world.


Verse:  Matthew 25:40 And the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”

 

Read Together!

Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.

 

Day 1: Exodus 34:5-7 & Psalm 86:15

Day 2: Matthew 25:31-46

Day 3: Mark 8:1-10

Day 4: James 2:12-17

Day 5: Matthew 5:13-16

 

This passage will help prepare you for Sunday morning. 

 

Talk Together

Discover Biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.

 

- How does today’s passage describe compassion?

- What do you think Jesus is telling you from this passage?
- How do you respond to Jesus?
- What is Jesus directing you to do today?

 

Pray Together!

Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you and your family continually recognize what God is doing!


- Have you experienced God’s commission and love in your life? Turn your experience into praise to God for who God is!

 

Pray God's will for your child, your friends, and your family by praying scriptures. Insert someone's name in the blank as you pray.

 

“Lord, ______ is your chosen child, holy and dearly loved by you. May he/she be clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12

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January 21-27, 2018


Big Idea! Worship: We believe that worship is a lifestyle that is built on a deep love for God and His plan for our lives.


Verse: John 4:23-24 "But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."


Read Together!

Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.


Day 1: Isaiah 58:3-14

Day 2: Mark 12:28-34

Day 3: 1 John 5:3-5

Day 4: Romans 12:1

Day 5: Matthew 9:35-38

This passage will help prepare you for Sunday morning.


Talk Together

Discover Biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.


- How does today's passage help you think about worship?
- What do you think God wants you to know about worshiping Him?
- How do you respond to what God is showing you from today's passage?



Pray Together!

Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you and your family continually recognize what God is doing!

- What has Jesus done in your life this week that gives you cause to thank and praise Him?


Pray God's will for your child, your friends, and your family by praying scriptures. Insert someone's name in the blank as you pray.


"Lord, may ______ know that Your love stands firm forever, that You have established Your faithfulness in heaven itself. And may that knowledge move them to declare Your love and faithfulness." Psalm 89:2


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January 14-20, 2018


Big Idea: Evangelism: We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom.


Verse: Acts 1:8 (NIV) "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."


Read Together!
Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.


Day 1: Acts 2:14-41

Day 2: Acts 8:4-8

Day 3: Acts 8:26-40

Day 4: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

Day 5: Revelation 2:1-7

This passage will help prepare you for Sunday morning.


Talk Together

Discover Biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.


- What examples of evangelism do you find in today's passage?
- What happens because someone is a witness for Jesus?
- How does today's passage encourage or challenge you?

- What do you think Jesus is asking you to do today?


Pray Together!

Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you and your family continually recognize what God is doing!


- Who has God used in your life to bring you the Good News? Praise God for bringing you His Good News!


Pray God's will for your child, your friends, and your family by praying scriptures. Insert someone's name in the blank as you pray.


"Lord, give to______ wisdom in the way he/she acts toward those who do not believe in You. May he/she make the most of every opportunity to share Your grace." Colossians 4:5



Previous Weeks

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